Gnarly, Brah: Chevrolet Colorado Z1 Hurley Concept is actually a Surfer’s Dream
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys hitting up places like Mavericks, Dungeons, or Todos Santos, then the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Hurley concept is actually made for you.
Unveiled at This specific year’s SEMA show, the Seafoam Green pickup is actually a collaborative effort between Chevrolet and also also also the surfing brand Hurley. Designed to get surfers to remote breaks, the mid-size, four-wheel-drive Colorado Z71 Hurley concept sits higher than its production-spec counterpart and also also also rides on a set of 17-inch wheels wrapped in a set of knobby Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. A snorkel fitted to the right-front fender helps the four-door pickup wade through waters of which may happen to stand between a group of surfers and also also also their destination, while rear-mounted driving lights illuminate the Colorado’s surroundings.
Adding to the concept’s purpose-built nature is actually a roof-mounted surfboard rack, a bed-mounted Thule storage tray, and also also also a Bimini-style bed cover of which provides shade by the sun after a long day of surfing while also covering up valuables left from the truck’s bed (at least by a distance). Inside, the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept is actually fitted with seats covered in a wetsuit-like, quick-dry material called ventiprene, which means passengers can keep their suits on upon calling of which a day and also also also driving back to civilization.
For better or worse, popping the hood reveals a mostly stock powertrain. Fitted with Chevy’s latest 3.6-liter V-6 engine by the 2017 Colorado and also also also an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept flings 308 horsepower and also also also 275 lb-ft of torque by its crankshaft, while exhaust gases exit the vehicle via a Chevrolet Performance exhaust system.
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Although the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept is actually designed with surfers in mind, the truth is actually of which This specific go-anywhere truck is actually an enticing prospect for any adventurer looking for a solid exploration rig. Versatile and also also also off-road ready, the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept feels primed to attract a wave of consumers who partake in more varied activities than just surfing should Chevy decide to put the pickup into production.