Just prior to the start of the 2016 SEMA Show, Chevrolet unveiled a number of concept vehicles to the media at a dinner the evening before the show. One of the coolest vehicles in the Chevy lineup is the 2016 Silverado Special Ops concept, which cues as a rescue vehicle for special operations forces.

Based on the Silverado 1500 Z71, which we recently highlighted to show its new front-end styling and additional technology and safety features, the Special Ops truck features a naval design aesthetics.


“This Silverado concept is a multipurpose truck that reflects the go-anywhere, do-anything commitment of special-forces teams,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

Chevy called the camo appearance “Razzle Dazzle” that apparently was developed more than 100 years ago to disguise a ship’s speed, direction and profile to the enemy’s eye. It features a three-tone blue exterior color designed to give the truck a camouflaged appearance.

“We created light, medium and darker shaded areas within camouflage bands flowing down the hood, body sides and tailgate,” said Todd Parker, director of design, Chevrolet Accessories. “That effect gives tremendous depth to the Silverado’s body, while reinforcing the nautical heritage of the unique camo design.”

The truck features a host of Chevrolet Performance products the company recently unveiled to us, including a new brake package, air intake and exhaust kit. It also features Chevrolet Accessories that include the same bed-mounted sport bar with LED lights we’ve previously seen on the Colorado Trail Boss, more aggressive off-road tires, the bed-mounted GearOn utility rack and more.

The complete list of Chevrolet Accessories and concept parts includes:
– Black bowtie emblems
– Underbody shield
– Sport bar
– LED off-road lights
– Wheel flares
– 20-inch aluminum wheels with off-road tires
– Custom rocker guards
– GearOn tiered storage system
– GearOn utility rack package
– GearOn cargo tie-down rings
– Floor liners
– Spray-in bedliner (production option)
– Embroidered headrests with the Special Ops logo.

For additional lighting, Chevy added a narrow light bar with six-inch LED light strips stretches across the top of the body-color grille – which is accented with black grille inserts – while black bowtie emblems complete the appearance.

Inside the truck, Chevy carries the military-theme further with a bright Ejector Orange color used on the door pulls and glove box handle. The seats are trimmed with waterproof covers and the floors have waterproof liners, while the instrument panel and armrests are inspired by the Razzle Dazzle camo paint scheme carried out on the exterior.

The Special Ops Silverado concept is awesome, but Chevy unveiled a host of other vehicles at the show as well. Be sure to check back for more of our SEMA coverage throughout the week.

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