SEMA is known for being an event that intrigues and inspires. It’s certainly not your average car show, as manufacturers from all over pull out all the stops in modifying existing nameplates or introducing entirely new SEMA concepts, which are made to be indulgent and exciting. Chevrolet brought six different concepts to the event, ranging from a Colorado model with a distinctly Southern Cali flair to a couple Camaros tweaked to deliver unparalleled thrills.
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Chevy brought quite a few trucks to the show – two Silverados and the aforementioned Colorado. The Silverado 1500 High Desert is a real package that can actually be purchased on upper-range trim levels, though the SEMA version did add a few new goodies, like bronze 22-inch wheels and a new performance exhaust. The Silverado HD Carhartt Concept and the Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept were both described as “lifestyle enablers,” with the Carhartt being modified for a more outdoorsy lifestyle and the Hurley being built as a mobile beach house for surfers.
The new SEMA concepts from Chevy also included the Camaro SS Drag Race Development Car, the Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept, and even the reputable name of the COPO Camaro. While the first two were made to appeal to fans of drag racing and autocross, respectively, the COPO Camaro is an old vet who’s seen the stage since 1969.