There’s a truck for everyone at the 2017 SEMA show from Chevrolet. The 2018 Silverado Performance concept houses a supercharged V8 engine; the 1967 C-10 celebrates Chevy trucks’ centennial, and the Luke Bryan Suburban encompasses the outdoorsman. Now, we have the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD NHRA Safety Safari concept.
The NHRA Safety Safari first formed in the 1950s to educate amateur racers on how to set up a safe drag race, but it’s morphed into a first-line safety team for the NHRA Mello Yellow series. Its goal is to prep the track before an event and assist in firefighting, should a fire occur.
The Silverado 3500HD NHRA Safety Safari concept boasts an onboard fire suppression system and supporting equipment such as an AMKUS Rescue Equipment System. The truck also houses shovels, brooms, fire extinguishers, jacks, car dolly and oil absorbent material for any incident that may occur on the track. And, of course, the 6.6-liter L5P Duramax V8 engine provides 910 lb-ft of torque and 445 horsepower.
As for design, many Silverado Midnight Edition elements such as a black exterior paint color, black bumpers and 22-inch black wheels.
Chevrolet renewed its sponsorship with the NHRA as the official truck of the racing body. Although not as menacing as the NHRA Safety Safari concept, Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban SUVs have been essential components to track safety personnel for the past three years.