The Chevrolet Colorado is a true utilitarian vehicle. Not only is the pickup relatively inexpensive and free of any needless frills (especially in base Work Truck trim), it’s also decently reliable, smartly packaged and cheap to maintain.
So what would a Chevrolet Colorado look like if you traded in its practicality for style and performance? Well, we think artist Rostislav Prokop can answer that question with his Chevrolet Colorado sport truck rendering, which he has dubbed The Liquidator.
The Liquidator is based on a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, as evidenced by the front fascia, but it has little in common with the off-road variant of Chevy’s mid-size pickup. Instead of a bouncy adventure-ready setup, the truck now features a slammed suspension that makes it look as though the body is sitting right on the pavement. Adding to the low stance are a front splitter and side skirts, while the rear bumper has been modified to accommodate a pair of huge integrated dual exhaust tips on either side. Wider front and rear tracks, flared fenders and aftermarket alloy wheels shod in red-accented low-profile performance tires further contribute to the performance-inspired look.
The strangest part about this rendering, in our opinion, is the louvered rear windows. Rear window louvers were commonly seen on muscle cars in the 1960s and 1970s, but are no longer offered on vehicles like the Camaro and Mustang from the factory. Louvers look pretty cool on most muscle cars, in our opinion, but we’re not sure they are working on this custom pickup truck. That’s the beauty of digital renderings such as this, though – it costs nothing to experiment a little bit and see how something might look – no matter how strange it may be.
It’s not clear if Prokop had any powertrain or performance modifications in mind for his fictional custom Colorado, but a roll cage can be seen in the rear three-quarter photo – suggesting that this truck has the performance credentials to back up its race car-inspired exterior appearance.