The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss Edition will not go unnoticed

Chevrolet’s rich booth at the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit includes the race-inspired 2023 Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss version, which will be offered as a package when the truck goes on sale early this year. Next year. (Updated on 09/14/2022).

Off-road-centric pickups are big business, so it’s no wonder the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado offers at least three completely different choices.

While the all-new Path Boss variant will undoubtedly attract attention, the top of the line remains the ZR2. We’ve written about the truck before, but we’re using this text to dig a little deeper and discuss the new special ZR2 Desert Boss version.

Since there’s no better place to start than styling, let’s take a look at the all-new pickup. It instantly stands out with a distinctive inlet fascia and a unique grille with ZR2 badging in addition to a Circulate Tie emblem that includes purple accents.

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Plus, there’s a high-clearance entry bumper that helps maximize the truck’s strategy angle. If trouble gets a little too close to comfort, drivers will be grateful for the aluminum skid plates, rock sliders and purple restore hooks.

These aren’t the only changes, as the truck is fitted with bulging fender flares to accommodate the approximately 3-inch (76 mm) width. The dummy’s stance is further enhanced by 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch all-terrain tires. Rounding out the highlights are a clearance-maximizing rear bumper and a 5’2″ mattress with a spray-on bed liner.

Moving around the cabin, there are distinctive Artemis heated entry seats with Strike color accents. We’ll also see camouflage trim and ZR2 badges in addition to an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and 11.3-inch infotainment system. Full details may be released closer to launch, but the truck will also feature an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone local weather management system and auto-dimming rear view mirror. .

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As for performance, the truck was fitted with a 3-inch (76mm) rack, Multimatic DSSV shocks, special cast iron steering arms and unique outboard mounted shocks. This is just the tip of the iceberg as the model also sports four wheel drive, front and rear digital locking differentials and a modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio.

With these and other enhancements, the 2023 Colorado ZR2 is guaranteed to be an all-terrain beast with 10.7 inches (272 mm) of ground clearance in addition to strategy, departure and rake angles. crossing of 38.3, 25.1 and 24.6 levels. The good news doesn’t end there as the model incorporates a high-output 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developing 310 PS (231 kW / 314 hp) and 430 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque.

Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss is a special race-inspired version

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To take advantage of the ZR2’s desert racing heritage, Chevrolet offers a particular version of the ZR2 Desert Boss. It incorporates a host of racing-inspired touches as well as a sturdy entry bumper with safari bar. It’s joined by a roof-mounted soft bar, sport bar with sail panels and beadlock-compatible 17-inch wheels shod in 33-inch tires.

Other highlights include an underbody camera, Desert Boss decals and black badging. There’s no word on how long the Desert Boss will enjoy, but Chevrolet said “it won’t go unnoticed.”

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