Modern pickups have moved far beyond their utility-focused roots, and now come designed for numerous purposes and with a wide variety of features. As such, some pickups can get pretty heavy-handed when it comes to the extras, as evidenced by this 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which apparently comes with a little under $32,000 worth of upgrades!
Featured in a recent 12-minute, 28-second YouTube post from Chevy Dude, this particular Chevrolet Silverado started life as a basic LTZ Crew Cab with a base price of $48,700, before destination. Now, however, with all the upgrades added on top, this thing is worth a little over $82,000.
First things first, Chevy Dude added the optional naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 engine under the hood, a $2,495 upgrade all by itself. The Chevrolet Silverado also received the Premium Package, which tosses in a long list of extras, such as:
- Bucket seating
- Power up/down tailgate
- Bose stereo
- Heated and ventilated seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Further bits include the Z71 Package for $550, which adds Rancho shocks and skid plates, as well as a spray-on bedliner for $545.
From there, the Chevrolet Silverado was sent to SCA Performance in Alabama, where it received a further $21,000 in aftermarket parts. Highlights include a massive six-inch lift, under which we find BFGoodrich all-terrain tires wrapping Black Widow wheels. There are also SCA Performance red brake caliper covers and plenty of Black Widow badging on the body.
There are tinted windows and a new two-tone paint job too, with black on the cab and white for the body. New step-up bars are found in the sides, and free-flow mufflers with black tips make the good noises in back.
Meanwhile, the interior features embroidered headrests with the Black Widow logo, gloss-black painted trim and red LED footwell lighting. In the video, Chevy Dude also provides a demonstration of the Black Widow-branded puddle lamps.
There’s so much going on with this heavily upgraded Chevrolet Silverado, it’s difficult to list it all in this single post. However, the question remains – is it worth the extra outlay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.