The GMC Sierra is available with an optional CarbonPro composite bed box, which replaces the standard steel bed in the pickup with a durable carbon fiber reinforced plastic bed. The CarbonPro box is not only more robust than a steel box, it also doesn’t need a bed liner, offers more cargo space and has additional tie-down points.
The carbon fiber reinforced plastic used to make the CarbonPro box is not to be confused with the more traditional carbon fiber weave material that is so often seen in performance car and motorsports applications. Carbon weave can have very high tensile strength, however it can also be quite fragile, making it a less than ideal material for use in pickup trucks or bed boxes.
Carbon fiber weave may not be the best material for use in pickup trucks, but we’re glad that didn’t stop this artist from rendering a GMC Sierra Grande with a full carbon fiber body. The artist in question, @YasidDesign on Instagram, says he “can’t get enough of slammed trucks,” and recently designed the interesting carbon fiber-laden GMC Sierra Grande while he had some free time from work.
This fictitious step-side GMC Sierra has a full carbon fiber body, modern-day deep-dish alloy wheels and a custom matching motorcycle in the bed. The rendering artist even designed a custom carbon fiber bracket and loading ramp for the motorcycle that neatly secures it in the bed when transporting it from location to location.
As a quick aside, the Sierra Grande nameplate was applied to well-equipped GMC Sierra trucks, although its use differed based on the model year. In the mid-1970s, which is roughly the same timeframe that the truck in the renderings is from, the Sierra Grande was a mid-range trim level that sat beneath the High Sierra and range-topping Sierra Classic trims.
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