Chevrolet Silverado – monster from Michigan

Chevrolet Silverado – monster from Michigan

  • 401 HP or 445 HP. Petrol V6 or diesel V8. There are two engines to choose from for the Silverado. In the most powerful version, more than 1200 Nm of torque!

  • Compared to its predecessor, the car has grown in every direction. The longest version is about 6.4 m long

  • To protect the engine, a driver warning system is installed to warn the driver against turning off too early. If the driver ignores the alarm, the engine will start automatically

This is a true towing workhorse and pulls just about anything that standard and popular American trucks can’t handle. The Silverado hides a powerful drivetrain under its large hood. A gasoline V6 with a capacity of 6.6 liters and 401 HP is installed as standard. If that’s not enough, you can order the 6.6-liter V8 Duramax diesel engine with power increased to 445 HP. However, it’s not the power that should scare you, but the torque. In terms of the more powerful engine, 910 foot pounds are available, or more than 1,200 Nm!

A proper gearbox must cope with such a large torque. The Silverado has a 10-speed Allison automatic transmission, which was reserved only for the more powerful engine. In the weaker version with a power of 401 HP, a six-speed gearbox is installed.

Chevrolet claims that more than 90 percent of truck users use them to tow and transport heavy loads. Hence the practical protection of the engine against overheating. After driving with a heavier load, the engine shutdown lock is activated to give the cooling system enough time to reach the correct temperature. If the driver decides to turn off the engine despite the warnings displayed on the screen, it will turn itself on after a while and run until it cools down.

Towing a large trailer will be easier than ever. The Americans boast about the new camera system with a choice of up to 15 different images. In practice, this means that it will be difficult to miss what is happening around the trailer. The driver has a shot not only behind the trailer or the sides, but even from the front, where it connects to the hitch of the car. The new Silverado will be available in showrooms in just a few months.