The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is shaping up to be quite the capable pickup. Along with the announcement of official power ratings, SAE-certified at 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque, it was revealed the new 6.6-liter L5P Duramax turbo-diesel V8 engine would be a smidge quicker, too.
The 2017 Silverado HD will make its way from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. That time is seven-tenths quicker than the outgoing Silverado HD 2500HD with 4WD.
It may have something to do with those 910 units of twist arriving at 1,550 RPM, and sustains it through just 2,850 RPM. An advanced electronically controlled, variable-vane turbocharger also allows for greater exhaust temperature capability, enabling the engine to achieve higher power at lower cylinder pressure.
And what better way to show off the newfound power than with a patriotic act? With all that low-end grunt the 2017 Silverado HD managed to pull off a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle.