2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Two years ago, Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 Concept, and received enough positive feedback to bring the truck to production. Like the concept, the raison d'etre for the 2017 Colorado ZR2 is a mid-sized truck that excels in both on-road and off-road performance.

One unique feature of the Colorado ZR2 is the use of Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) technology from Multimatic. The company's DSSV dampers have been on the cutting edge of racing for some time now, and we're used on the Red Bull race car which took four consecutive Formula One titles from 2010-2013, along with a number of other title winners. The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was the first volume production car to use DSSV, and the 2017 Colorad ZR2 will be its first use in a production off-road vehicle.

The sophisticated DSSV technology uses spool valves that offer improved precision, ride, and handling characteristics compared to deflected-disk valves. The latter type of dampers only offer two force-velocity curves, whereas the DSSV technology in the ZR2 will offer six tuning curves in the front, and four in the rear. This will give the truck optimum suspension control in a broad range of conditions.

Power comes from a 3.6 liter V6 producing 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, or the Duramax diesel producing 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

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Price Production Weight
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Engine Aspiration Torque
3.6 liter V6 natural 275 ft-lb
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight
308 HP 85.6 HP/Liter --
Top Speed 0-62 mph Range
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Price Production Weight Engine Aspiration Torque
-- -- -- 3.6 liter V6 natural 275 ft-lb
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight Range 0-62 mph Top Speed
308 HP 85.6 HP/Liter -- -- -- --
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