GMSV and Chevrolet Racing preview Silverado ZR2 off-road racer

GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) and Chevrolet Racing have staged a surprise preview of a sensational new homegrown concept vehicle which provides a sneak-peak at the latest addition to the brand’s new model portfolio, ahead of its launch early next year.

The Off-Road Racer concept was built at the company’s Port Melbourne workshop by an enthusiastic group of GM employee volunteers and was taken to the next level with the involvement of Chevrolet Racing.

This included exchanged learnings with GM Motorsports Division in the USA and tapping into the knowledge of Hall Racing, particularly in regard to suspension development, through their own 2022 championship winning Chevrolet Silverado ZR2.

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Initial testing will take place in early 2023, with Supercars legend Craig Lowndes to provide expert feedback and analysis. The program is being managed by Mark Wakeman, a GM ANZ employee who has been involved in off-road racing for the past 25 years.

“I am extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to lead the project and I am grateful for the support GM ANZ management has provided to the team,” Wakeman said.

“I would also like to express sincere gratitude to our partners who have been involved in this incredible journey.  It demonstrates the dedication and enthusiasm the team at GM ANZ has for a project of this magnitude.”

The Silverado ZR2 Off-Road Racer concept will be on display as part of the GMSV activation at the Adelaide 500 this weekend, alongside the Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado models, and the Chevrolet Racing Pro Slammer drag car.

A C8 Corvette Stingray will also act as a safety car for support categories participating in racing across the event. Separately, the upcoming launch of the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will add a new level of off-road capability and performance to the brand’s portfolio.

“GMSV has enjoyed a sensational two years since launch in November 2020 and we’re incredibly excited to be adding an entirely new model to the line-up,” GMSV marketing and communications general manager Jodie Lennon said.

“The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will feature an enhanced appearance, a new level of technology, eye-catching aesthetics and increased driver and passenger comfort throughout the cabin, complete with renown performance attributes.”

For more information on the company’s range of road cars, contact your local GMSV dealer.

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