Chevrolet Silverado Gets the Baja Treatment by Fox Factory with 700 HP

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Fox Factory has embarked on a mission to elevate off-road performance with its Performance Vehicle Development arm, crafting bespoke trucks tailored to enthusiasts’ desires. Following successful ventures with the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler, they’ve set their sights on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST. This transformation into a Fox Factory Edition promises to deliver a thrilling off-road experience akin to the Ford F-150 Raptor R and Ram TRX.

Under the hood, the Silverado receives a substantial power boost courtesy of a Whipple GenV 3.0-liter supercharger and a billet aluminum air-to-water intercooler. These enhancements catapult the 6.2-liter V8 engine’s output from a respectable 420 horsepower to an impressive 700 hp, along with 640 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a robust 10-speed automatic transmission and upgraded axles, the Silverado is primed for rugged terrain.

The suspension system undergoes a significant overhaul, featuring electronically controlled FOX 3.2 Live Valve coil-over shocks and Brenthel Industries’ long-travel Baja Kit. With an impressive 14.5 inches of front wheel travel and 15.5 inches at the rear, the Silverado outperforms its rivals in suspension capability. Additionally, the widened track and carbon fiber accents contribute to both performance and aesthetics.

Inside, luxury meets functionality with premium materials like Alcantara and carbon fiber adorning the cabin. The truck is not just about power and performance but also about comfort and style, making it a well-rounded package for off-road enthusiasts.

However, such exclusivity comes at a price, with an MSRP starting at $209,999. Despite the hefty cost, Fox Factory promises a comprehensive warranty and personalized service, ensuring customers receive the utmost satisfaction from their investment.

In contrast to trucks like the Ford F-150 Raptor R and Ram TRX, the Fox Factory Edition Silverado offers a unique combination of power, performance, and luxury – but at a much higher price point. While it may not boast the same brand recognition and OEM appeal as its competitors, it certainly holds its own in the realm of super trucks, appealing to discerning buyers seeking the ultimate off-road experience. Maybe this is what the Silverado ZR2 should have been – something more along “these” lines. The question that remains for the diehard Chevrolet fans, is this enough to stay true to the brand with the help of Fox Factory to create the ultimate Silverado off-roader with about the same amount of power? We shall see!


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