If you plan on attending Argentina’s 5th annual International Motor Show Buenos Aires, be sure to say buenos dias to the Chevrolet Colorado Rally Concept and its over-the-top presence inside and out.
While the more tame Chevy Colorado Show Car was displayed in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year impressed us initially, the Rally Concept is the one we now find ourselves drooling over. From the outside we get see an exclusive pearl-white coat of paint coupled with a roll bar, running boards, an exposed fuel tank cap made of aluminum, overhead lamps embedded in the roof, a towing hook up front, a perforated bed cover, and — of course — enormous tires.
The interior is even more decked out, featuring a charcoal gray and orange color scheme. Also included are Neoprene seats with 5-point harnesses, floor mats with aluminum holes for better grip, a first aid kit, a GPS set up on the passenger’s side, a tool kit and a fire extinguisher. Some concept features include a “Hydration Pack” that um, hydrates occupants and an “Air Boost” system, which quickly ejects the cabin of heavy dust particles that this car is sure to face in those long desert races. There also happens to be LED indicators mounted on the top of the steering wheel, which tell the driver when to shift.
Mechanically, the truck is just as much business as the interior and exterior. Like the next-generation Colorado that is set to launch globally, this machine cradles an all-new 2.8-liter diesel engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Helping the truck through all of the rough terrain are 140 millimeter shocks equipped with reservoir fluid that allows the truck’s suspension system to raise or lower five centimeters.
Anybody up for crossing the Amazon rain forest? North Pole?