ANGELES -- The bowtie
automaker revealed two new concept vehicles to the media during
its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday,
was the Colorado ZR2 concept pickup, which is described as a vision
of what the next generation of the midsize truck could look like.
It features the new 2.8-liter, Duramax diesel engine that will
be coming the Colorado lineup next year. It will produce 180 horsepower
and 365 ft.-lb. of torque.
it beautiful? Our team just did a tremendous job," said Mark
Reuss, GM's executive vice president of global product development.
"It takes Colorado to a whole new place. The ZR2 really builds
on the Colorado's tough truck frame and sporty character with
flare and function. There's a four-inch wider track, special 18-inch
wheels with performance tires, a new grille with an integrated
front winch. Everything that you need for off-roading including
tow hooks and a quick-release spare tire mounted in the bed."
features of the ZR2 include new front and rear fascias designed
to increase approach and departure angles when driving off road,
Mono-tube coil-over shock absorbers by King are designed for greater
suspension travel, custom wheel flares, a spray-in
bed liner, GearOn accessories and a 48-inch Hi-Lift jack.
was the Chaparral 2X VGT concept car, which was developed exclusively
for fans of the PlayStation® 3 racing game, Gran Turismo®
6. Gamers can race this car by downloading an online update for
Gran Turismo 6.
an entirely new kind of race car built around progressive technology,"
said Clay Dean, GM's executive director of advanced design. "Perhaps
even more so because it was designed for a virtual race track.
This is Chevrolet's entry into the Vision Gran Turismo festival.
A festival that celebrates 15 years of the widely popular Grand
Turismo driving simulation game. It ends all preconceptions of
race car propulsion--shape and even driver position. It's the
kind of project that designers dream of."
Chaparral 2X VGT is powered by the same technology that you might
find on an airplane. With a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of
lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator to provide
900 horsepower worth of thrust, the Chaparral 2X VGT will be capable
of a 240-mph top speed in the video game with 0-60 acceleration
capability of 1.5 seconds.
for Chevrolet to take the wraps off the newly-redesigned 2016
Chevrolet Volt at the North American International Auto Show in
Detroit next month.
Nearly 60 world and North American debuts coming to the 2014 L.A.
Ford Explorer to be revealed at L.A. Auto Show this week;
debuts all-new 300, 300S and 300C luxury sedans at 2014 L.A. Auto
to roll out Apple CarPlay on its 2015 Sonata midsize car;
introduces the 2016 HR-V small crossover at L.A. Auto Show;
Mercedes-Maybach S600 revealed at L.A. Auto Show; Ford
shows off refreshed 2016 Explorer SUV at L.A. Auto Show; Mitsubishi
Concept XR-PHEV to replace the Outlander Sport
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a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries,
and an air-powered generator to provide 900 horsepower worth
of thrust, the Chaparral 2X VGT will be capable of a 240-mph
top speed in the video game with 0-60 acceleration capability
of 1.5 seconds.
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off of the all-new 2015 Colorado, the ZR2 Concept fuses Colorado’s
athletic styling and rock-solid frame with extreme off-road
performance for a combination of fuel efficiency, horsepower