Cab over engine designs are only utilized in commercial trucks these days, but that didn’t stop one Instagram rendering artist from reimagining the iconic Chevy Silverado 1500 as a forward control-style vehicle.
It seems as though the truck didn’t take too much fiddling with to transform it from a regular old Crew Cab into an odd-looking COE truck. Vargas appears to have pulled the windshield forward and given it a more upright angle, reshaped the two front doors to fit over the wheel arches, and extended the length of the bed. Apart from these changes, the truck looks mostly like a regular Silverado Trail Boss – retaining its blacked-out grille, LED headlights, gloss black wheels, off-road tires and taillights.
It goes without saying that a design like this would be basically impossible to execute in real life. The ingress/egress from the cabin would be awkward and the engine would likely protrude into the cabin quite a lot, taking up valuable passenger space. It’d be one thing if the Chevy Silverado was designed this way from the outset, but this strange-looking render serves as proof that redesigning the current model into a COE truck wouldn’t go well. On the plus side, this design would give the truck a lot more room in the bed without increasing the size of its overall footprint, so there is at least one positive takeaway from this odd little design exercise.
While we do wish cab over engine trucks for consumers still existed, we’re not sure if the market would respond well to this particular design, but that’s just us. What do you think, readers?