The spy photographers over at Autoblog managed to get up close and personal with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, crawling underneath a test mule to grab a closer look at what’s going on. Off-road enthusiasts are going to like what they see.
The inbound Colorado ZR2 features the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28’s spool valve damping system, or “Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve.” What does this mean? It means the Colorado ZR2 can go really fast over harsh terrains, and has a minimal reset time over harsh impacts.
The setup is not like the well-known Magnetic Ride Control, but instead this suspension features enormous predictability for off-road excursions and comfortable on-road behavior. Firm, but not harsh, ya dig?
Previously, cost meant this setup was reserved exclusively for race cars, and the fifth-gen Z/28, which basically eas a road-going race car. But, with time, the technology has gotten less expensive, and that means the Colorado ZR2 is going to be the off-road pickup so many have clamored for, for a very long time.