The Chevy Silverado 1500, with its available 6.2L V8 engine churning out 420 angry ponies, is likely as much truck as one would ever need. However, this Silverado 1500 U-Haul dragster is the kind of thing that makes us think twice. But, it won’t be useful for anything other than burning tires and flattening retinas.
This Chevy Silverado dragster, from the mind of our friend Abimelec Arellano, shows a U-Haul-liveried Regular Cab, Short Bed Silverado dragster complete with massive Mickey Thompson slicks tucked behind the stock rear fenders, a cut-out bed through which one can see the red-painted frame rails, finned rear differential (for cooling), and coil-overs on a solid rear axle.
The bed is cross braced, with a lightweight (potentially carbon fiber) bed cover and a tailgate mounted wing for downforce. A parachute is positioned just below the wing, to arrest the festivities at the end of the track. The front end is lowered, with a chin spoiler just a couple inches off the ground.
Skinny front tires and the massive meats out back all look to be mounted on Sander Polished Aluminum drag wheels, with the rears sporting double bead locks. For laughs, it has a receiver hitch mounted below the back bumper.
If you are reaching for your wallet and headed out the door to grab one of these Rent-A-Racers, save yourself the trip; this one is only a rendering. If it ever does become a reality, GM Authority will be the first to let you know. Until then, we’ll have to make do with the range-topping 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 mill, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Incidentally, the cab and bed configuration seen here is exactly the kind of truck GM is slowly losing interest in making.
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