If Chuck Mallett did his job right, this 2014 Chevrolet Silverado should look more like it rolled out of the 1970s than a modern assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. But frankly, even if it doesn’t, it’s still positively fantastic.
The folks at SEMA seemed to agree, having awarded the Mallett 2014 Silverado the Hottest Truck of the Year award. Of course, the looks weren’t the only thing to change; this 2014 Chevy Silverado puts out about 800 horsepower from the 6.2-liter V8, thanks largely to the addition of a Whipple Supercharger. And the truck appeared at SEMA at the Kooks booth, on account of its inclusion of Kooks headers and exhaust plumbing.
But Chuck Mallett doesn’t really comment on much of that in the video; he mostly talks about that gorgeous-ass elephant in the room: the looks. The truck features a fantastically retro two-tone paint scheme, and one of the main focuses was “getting all the plastic off” the truck. To that end, much of the front facade is rendered in glorious polished aluminum, a material that carries on along the belt line and the tops of the rocker panels on both sides. The rear bumper, “Chevrolet” badge, tailgate handle, etc. also flaunt polished aluminum.
Watch the interview with the legendary Chuck Mallett himself to get the full scoop.