Hard to believe after all the modifications, but under the bespoke body hides what was once not a hardcore off-roader, but a normal Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.
Fans of the off-road scene know that vehicles make up just two categories in this segment – the ones in the hobby and the ones in the pro category. While we may be pretty farfetched calling the Colorado ZR2 a member of the former category, there’s no argument to the Roadster Shop’s prerunner belonging to the latter. Their prerunner take on the 2015 Chevy Colorado – let’s start and finish with the 730-horsepower figure. The Illinois-based company is actually not that known for building mighty off-roaders – but its 30,000 square-foot facility has all the right tools needed to partake in such endeavor.
The ColoRADo only keeps the sheet metal for the cab and part of the bed original, while everything else has been created in-house. And we’re talking about the hand-welded frame, crazy body kit, or the truck’s high-flying suspension. It comes with Fox coilovers, with 22 inches and 27 inches of travel front/back. The 7.0-liter V8 has been positioned inside the chassis for better weight distribution and delivers the 730 horsepower through a four-speed automatic exclusively to the rear axle. Racing seats and the new digital display are the highlights inside.