A little while back, rendering artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel shared with us his vision for a GMC Sierra 1500 based monster truck. Now, he’s applied his talents to a Chevrolet Silverado, re-envisioning the popular full-size pickup as a high-riding off-roader with a supercharged V8.
This rendering is based on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss model, which has a design that Adry says he “really digs.” It’s always good to have a good jumping-off point when designing and the Trail Boss definitely provides that. The most apparent modification here is the lifted coilover suspension, along with the huge off-road/monster truck style tires, but there’s a lot more going on here than just big tires and a tall ride height.
Under the hood of this fictitious off-roader appears to be a supercharged V8 of some sort. In an ideal world, this truck would be powered by a blown version of the 6.2L L87 V8 engine that is offered in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The L87 makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque from the factory and is paired exclusively with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
That massive blown V8 feeds into a pair of side-exit exhaust pipes that stick out just next to the rear side passenger doors. These pipes look as though they might prevent the rear doors from opening in real life, unfortunately, but we suppose that’s a small price to pay to look cool. A large front brush guard with huge tow hooks, roof-mounted floodlights and a beefy front winch complete the aggressive, go-anywhere appearance of this pickup.