Ricky Carmichael Shows His Chevy Colorado Performance Concept at SEMA
Since SEMA show started today the automotive world is furiously witnessing the birth of special one-off vehicles. An example for this is the 2014 Chevrolet Colorado Performance Concept which was developed by the American auto-builder and the motocross legend Ricky Carmichael. The midsized pickup truck is all about supporting this lifestyle. The vehicle features a cargo bed that is large enough to haul a motocross bike and a mountain bike. In addition, this Colorado has the power to confidently take them anywhere.
Precisely, crew cab's 6' 2" cargo bed allows hauling of items up to eight feet long (when the tailgate down). To secure the bikes, the concept has a tailgate extender. In addition, company's GearOn™ system has been also included in order to hold larger items such as bikes, boards and kayaks above the bed. In this way it leaves enough room for smaller gear.
Carmichael's Colorado boasts unique exterior and interior and racer's competitive spirit. The body is painted in the famous nowadays matte gray (my not-so-favourite, so I consider it as a disadvantage), which was highlighted with high-gloss silver and yellow accents, and a graphic of Carmichael's signature.
The 17-inch Z71 aluminum wheels, wrapped in Goodyear Duratec off-road tires, feature the same yellow accents. They are also to be seen inside, where racer's racing number 4 is embroidered into the front seat headrests.
Furthermore, this concept version, just like the production, stays connected via Chevy MyLink with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. There's also a standard rearview camera system. When it comes to the power the Colorado is driven by the 3.6L V-6 engine. The unit produces 305 horsepower (224 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb-ft), and is equipped with a 2WD and a concept performance exhaust system.
At last, the Colorado is famous for its trailering capacity, which is rated at 7,000-pound at its maximum, when equipped with heavy-duty trailering package. The maximum payload capacity is of 1,590 pounds.