The 2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 was supposed to be the Raptor’s rival. But, GM postponed the debut of the new base version, so there won’t be any other fresh version premiere any time soon. Not only the truck segment is facing delays, but also Equinox crossover. The small SUV was introduced at Chicago Auto Show, just before the pandemic started. Finally, the famous Camaro is another model in the queue which will wait for the situation to calm down.
A few spy photos indicated that GM is working on the new truck. Nevertheless, the 2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 was never official. On the other hand, the situation became worse for General Motors. Ram 1500 overtook the #2 sales position behind Ford F-150. Plus, the FCA announced the Hellcat engine for its truck. A 707 hp output won’t just compete with the F-150 Raptor, but it will seriously threaten to overtake the throne as the meanest off-road truck in the market. The ZR2 could spoil the plans and get the entire Silverado lineup back on the map.
2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Spied, Heavy Camo Hides Details
The monster truck is on roads. A few photographers caught the prototype of the new version, but none of them is showing too much. Chevrolet put a lot of camo on the test mule. However, reports say the roar was too loud, unveiling the special performance-oriented version is testing some large displacement.
Silverado is already pretty powerful at high-end versions thanks to a 6.2-liter V8. However, the ZR2 will need something jaw-dropping to challenge Raptor and lure the attention of the public. A new powerplant is possible. Still, we are wondering what is under the heavy camo and what will the 2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 looks like.
Reaper Concept is Finally Entering Production
Back in 2014, Southern Comfort introduced a special package for the Silverado pickup. Ford Ranger was out of the market at that time and GM wanted to take advantage of the competition lack. Fans went crazy straight away, but GM never launched the Silverado Reaper into production.
Now, with the 2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 at the door, we believe the new model will have something carried over from the Reaper concept. Well, the mean off-road pickup offered aggressive appearance with special upgrades of the drive system (tires, skid plates, suspension). Nevertheless, in six years, a lot of things have changed, so the package needs updates. After the revisit, it will appear as ZR2.
2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Prices
When the Reaper was introduced, its price was not so cheap, starting around $55,000. The F-150 Raptor costs $50,000, as well as Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. With premium features, the off-road truck was just under $70k. The 2021 Chevy Silverado ZR2 can’t go so high if the company wants to be competitive. On the other hand, the price will depend on the drivetrain engineers pick for the new model. More power, higher the price. Still, the cost of development is not cheap and General Motors will try to make this vehicle profitable.