First Chevy Colorado ZR2 Pickups Head to Customers

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup isn’t just arriving. Naw. That would be boring. It’s racing.

The first batch of the new midsize 2017 Colorado ZR2’s are off the production line and preparing to head out to their lucky drivers. One of the first drivers to get behind the wheel is none other than racer Chad Hall of Hall Racing.

Carrying a 3.6-liter V6 with eight-speed automatic, his Colorado ZR2 will sport a Red Hot Crew Cab. He’ll take it on its first race in August at the Best of the Desert races.

Chad Hall’s Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 in front of the Wentzville, Missouri Assembly plant.

Chad Hall’s Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 in front of the Wentzville, Missouri Assembly plant.

Good news for all Colorado drivers, that engine is the same standard engine non-ZR2’s offer, including the choice of diesel.

We first got our eyes on the ZR2 back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It takes the Colorado to a whole other level of off-roading. Chevrolet gives it a two-inch higher ground clearance, 3.5-inch wider tracks, and 31-inch tires. Sweet.

“It should be a great platform for us to build an off-road desert racing truck,” says Hall.

If you’re one of the lucky new owners of a ZR2, Chevrolet says your own desert beast arrives this month. They’re also on sale at dealerships starting from around $41,000 excluding destination.

The standard Colorado was recently updated for the 2017 model year with an all-new V-6 engine and a class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission. Check out our review of the 2017 Colorado Crew Cab here.

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