A 2017 Chevy Colorado Designed for Off-Road Desert Racing? 2017 ZR2 Model Appearing for Select Customers in May

We expert purveyors of all things Chevy here at Jim Ellis Chevrolet Atlanta know a powerhouse when we see one. And one doesn't have to look far into the line to see the prowess of 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, whether in its LT, WT, or Z71 trim. The automaker's pickup is a model of both the long haul and hard work, offering crew and extended cab builds, short and long box designs and a host of engines and drivetrains to get the job done. SO when we heard that 2017 Colorado was getting a line-topping ZR2 model iteration, and that it would be taking part in a Best in the Desert competition by Hall Racing in August, we couldn't wait to see that of which the new workhorse was capable.

The new pickup will have Chad Hall of Hall Racing at its helm while it shows off a Red Hot Crew Cab structure equipped with a hard-charging 3.6L V-6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Central to the lightweight mid-size truck's debut will be its Multimatic DSSV dampers, set to help the vehicle make the most of already laudable ground clearance and departure and breakover angles with the enhanced maneuverability bespeaking a smooth ride ideal for racing in desert conditions. And from Best in the Desert, it'll be on to the August 18-19 General Tire Vegas to Reno race presented by FOX, as well as the Polaris-presented October 19-22 VT Construction Tonopah 250.

So what does this mean for owners and connoisseurs of 2017 Chevy Colorado, already evincing the operational excellence of 2.5-liter I4, 2.8-liter Duramax Turbodiesel, and 3.6-liter V6 engines reined in by 6-speed manual and 8-speed auto transmissions? It means the best kind of test for developed-for-Colorado Chevrolet Performance Parts of which one can think: one hands-on and down in the literal and metaphorical dirt.

And that means plenty to which to look forward as pertains customizing your 2017 Chevy Colorado to equip it for the off-road. Since 2017 ZR2's already built for longevity, with a fully boxed frame, roll-formed high-strength steel bed and Duralife brake rotors, and set to feature front and rear tracks 3.5 inches wider as well as a suspension 2 inches taller than previous Colorado iterations, we can get a pretty good idea of the capabilities that future mods and accessories will bring. We can count on Chevy's inclusion of functional rockers and modified front and rear bumpers for clearance chops to get that ball rolling.

We surely await the eventual arrival of 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2, but in the meantime, you don't have to. Our Jim Ellis Chevrolet Atlanta showroom here in Atlanta, GA showcases more than a few 2017 Chevy Colorado models to help you get a feel for what it means to own Chevy. Take a ride in from Atlanta, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek or nearby today, and we'll set you up with a test drive.

Categories: New Inventory, News
Tags: Chevy Colorado, ZR2, LT, WT, Z71
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