Along with the 2014 Silverado HD , Chevrolet also unveiled two concept trucks that show "the extremes of preparedness." Both concepts were unveiled at the State Fair of Texas, but they will also be on display in November at the 2013 SEMA Show .
The first of the concepts is the Black Ops — a sinister-looking based on a Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4. The concept features a black exterior paint combined with custom-fabricated lower body armor, and a lockable, a bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit. The concept also features a solar power pack, a pair of gas masks, gloves, military first aid kit, a folding shovel and rope.
There are no details on what engine is under the hood at this moment, but we expect it to carry the same engine found in the standard Silverado, which is a 5.3 liter, V-8 that delivers 355 horsepower or the range-topping 6.2-liter, V-8 engine with 420 horsepower.
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For 2014, Chevrolet updated nearly every aspect of the Silverado, including the exterior, interior, engine lineup and chassis.
The truck is offered with a choice of three new EcoTec3 engines. The base engine is a 4.3-liter, V-6 that delivers 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Next in line is the 5.3-liter, V-8 engine that churns out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The range topper is the 6.2-liter, V-8 powerhouse that cranks out 420 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
Prices for the 2014 Silverado start from $24,585.
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Chevrolet is using the 2014 Silverado full-size pickup to explore the extremes of preparedness with the Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts shown publicly for the first time Friday at the State Fair of Texas.
Chevrolet developed the Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concept truck, which honors the service of grassroots first responders, with input from the National Volunteer Fire Council. The concept vehicle features a full complement of rescue equipment incorporated on a new Silverado Double Cab equipped with the Z71 Off Road suspension.
The sinister-looking Black Ops concept is based on the Silverado Crew Cab 4x4, building on its strength, performance and safety with features designed to turn the wasteland into an oasis, including custom-fabricated lower body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit. It holds a solar power pack, a pair of gas masks, gloves, military First Aid Kit, folding shovel and rope.