Manufacturers’ concepts were a huge part of the 2015 SEMA Show, and Chevrolet’s Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept was no different. The truck was made in collaboration with the outdoor accessories company Realtree and Michael Waddell, the main man of the TV program The Bone Collector, airing on the Outdoor Channel.

Based on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab, the concept truck shows off several of Chevy’s newest add-on accessories while advertising Waddell’s TV program.

Realtree, a company whose background is based in camo designs, designed the truck’s camouflage color scheme. The Bone Collector’s graphic was added, of course colored in camo, to the sides of the truck.

Though not headed for the assembly line or showroom floor, Chevy says this concept shows what customers can do with their trucks. “They [the concept vehicles] demonstrate what’s possible through personalization, inspiration, and the assurance of the industry’s most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks,” says Sandor Piszar, Chevy’s director of truck marketing.

So let’s dive into what customizations are hiding amongst the camo.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Concept.

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Obviously the paint scheme is one of the most prevalent changes to the Silverado. The final touch to the paint, however, is Michael Waddell’s signature on the doors. Besides that, the truck has a host of upgrades that can now be found in Chevy’s accessory guide at any GM dealer.

Around the sides, tubular step bars offer easy entry into the cab, while providing protection to the bodywork from off-road obstacles

Up front, a push bar protects the center section of the bumper and adds some menacing attitude. The push bar has a custom Realtree cutout backed in neon green, matching other accents around the truck. Around the sides, tubular step bars offer easy entry into the cab, while providing protection to the bodywork from off-road obstacles. A matching bed-mounted sports bar protects the rear of the cab, while holding two rear-facing LED off-road lights. The lime green accents appear both on the sports bar and on the LED lights.

Not offered as an accessory by Chevrolet – at least not yet – is the bed-mounted storage box that offers lockable and weatherproof storage for tools, guns, and any other gear. A cooler is mounted on top, always keeping a cold one ready.

The Silverado rides on Chevy’s optional 22-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in mud-terrain tires.


The interior of the truck wasn’t left alone, though sadly, GM did not provide any photos. As you can imagine, the exterior’s camo theme continues inside the cabin. The dashboard has the Realtree camo pattern, while the gauge cluster gets lime green-tented lenses. The leather seats and steering wheel have matching lime green stitching as well. The seatbacks have custom embroidery with the Bone Collector logo and Chevy’s new floor liners protect the carpet.

More new Chevy accessories include Silverado-logoed doorsill plates, and under-seat storage system, and an ambient lighting package.


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This 2016 Silverado High Country is powered by the 6.2-liter V-8. Kicking out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the engine helps push the truck to 60 mph in roughly 5.5 seconds and can lug a 12,000-pound trailer. The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to either the rear wheels or all four wheels, depending on what setting the driver has the 4WD system set to.

Though the powertrain is stock, Chevy has upgrades the braking system. New 16.1-inch rotors are clamped by massive six-piston calipers, helping slow the truck in a much shorter distance while eliminating brake fade. The brake package is itself a concept that may eventually be offered as an accessory upgrade.


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The Realtree Bone Collector Concept Silverado isn’t the wildest truck seen at SEMA, nor can it be forgotten among the average. It seems to offer just enough interesting parts and custom touches to attract the right amount of attention. The 2016 Silverado hasn’t changed much beyond the updated front grille, but the new crop of dealer-offered accessories can help owners make their trucks more personalized.

It’s great to see an automaker offer such a wide array of parts and accessories. Not only does it allow customers to customize their rides with warrantied equipment, it helps boost GM’s bottom line. That’s always a good thing.

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Press Release

Leveraging the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet teamed up with camo hunting gear company Realtree® and Michael Waddell – the star of Outdoor Channel’s The Bone Collector™ to collaborate on an ultimate outdoor adventure vehicle.

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The Realtree® Bone Collector™ concept was introduced today at the SEMA Show, where it joined other personalized Chevy truck concepts designed to showcase the depth and breadth of the brand’s three-truck lineup.

“The capability of Chevy trucks has always enabled customers to go where they want to go and that inspiration is the foundation for these exciting concept vehicles,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “They demonstrate what’s possible through personalization, inspiration and the assurance of the industry’s most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks.”

The Realtree Bone Collector concept is based on the Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab with 4WD, which features a bold new front-end design for 2016 along with new technologies such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. It wears larger, aggressive off-road tires, mounted on black Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch black aluminum wheels, while incorporating Chevrolet Accessories’ new off-road package, which includes a front push bar, assist steps and sport bar.

Additionally, an LED off-road light bar available from Chevrolet Accessories is mounted to the sport bar to help illuminate the trail at night. There’s also a unique drawer system in the cargo bed for safe, secure stowage of outdoor gear, and a cooler mounted just behind the cab.

An eye-catching camo theme complements the Realtree Bone Collector green graphics, which incorporates Michael Waddell’s signature. The color extends to the six-piston disc brake calipers, part of a concept upgrade package from Chevrolet Performance that also includes 16.1-inch-diameter (410mm) disc rotors. The green theme extends to tie-down rings and bungee cords in the bed, used to secure camping gear.

“This Silverado concept is the perfect outdoor lifestyle vehicle, offering the capability to take you deep into the woods and mountains, with the specialty gear to make the excursion more successful,” said Waddell. “The Realtree camo graphics really distinguish it, too, adding functional personalization.”

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Inside, the Silverado Realtree Bone Collector features a unique instrument cluster display with a Bone Collector green-tinted lens, matching stitching accents on the leather-trimmed bucket seats, steering wheel, console and more – including custom-embroidered front-seat headrests. The camo pattern carries over to interior trim components across the instrument panel, while Chevrolet Accessories’ floor liners protect the carpet beneath them.

Additional interior elements from Chevrolet Accessories include Silverado-logo door sill plates, an ambient lighting package and an under-seat storage system.

Along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, the concept vehicle stays connected to the outside world via OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

And like all 2016 Silverado 1500 models, the Realtree Bone Collector concept brings the underlying strength of high-strength steel construction, while its powerful V-8 engine features a best-in-class 420 horsepower and is an integral to its capability. The 6.2L V-8 enables up to a 12,000-pound max trailering rating, when properly equipped.

As with other concepts displayed at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet will evaluate responses and opinions to the truck to help determine production possibilities for additional accessories, performance parts and even special-edition models.

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