The US brand is covering all the basics at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, presenting in front of the worldwide audience a family of vehicles – among them new entries such as the Corvette Carbon 65 and a 1967 C10 restomod pickup.
SEMA has long been the place for automakers to shine when it comes to accessories and performance parts featured in real-world applications, and Chevrolet is certainly taking full advantage of the Las Vegas show. The automaker’s booth is filled with no less than 20 vehicles, from restomod customs to concepts and fully-fledged racing projects. More so, it has more than 50 different crate engines for street and racing applications, including the new L96 engine or the Chevrolet Performance Duramax diesel block.
Naturally trucks are also a big part of Chevy’s SEMA offering – an NHRA-themed safety truck, a performance pickup dubbed the Silverado Performance Concept, with new brakes, exhaust, and a supercharger for another 100-plus horsepower on top of Silverado’s standard 5.3-liter V8. There’s also a concept Suburban developed in partnership with country music star Luke Bryan, dedicated to hunting and fishing. Most likely, a star attraction is the 1967 C10 restomod – fitted with a Chevrolet Performance ZZ6 small block making 405 horsepower.
The automaker’s direct model announcement concerns the 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition – a special edition package specifically built for the 2018 Z06 and Grand Sport models in time for Corvette’s 65th anniversary. There are only 650 units up for purchase, the appearance package including visible carbon fiber, fender stripes and door graphics, as well as new wheels, badging, blue brake calipers, and a Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior finish.