The year 2018 is a big one for Chevrolet trucks and although the brand brought a customized 1967 C-10 to celebrate its centennial, we’d argue the 2018 Silverado Performance concept is an even greater star.
Why? Foremost, it makes over 450 horsepower, thanks to a concept supercharger engineered for the Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 engine. Chevrolet says the system is based on the system found in the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine. Additional Chevrolet Performance parts include a performance exhaust system and a performance brake kit. It’s the Silverado SS we need.
The exterior design is pretty good, too. The hood and bumper feature air ducts for the supercharged engine and the truck is substantially lower than a production model. Chevrolet fitted custom wheels wrapped in 22-inch performance tires, and the grille and bumpers are finished in the truck’s body color. Final touches include smoked headlights and taillights and LCD competition-style dash logger inside the truck’s cabin.
Chevrolet didn’t mention any production possibilities, or if the concept supercharger might come to life, but we hope one—or both—come true.