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Chevrolet Silverado SST Concept '02
Chevrolet-silverado-sst-concept-02
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Drivetrain FR[3]
Max Power 480 BHP
Performance Points 474 PP
Top Speed 162 miles per hour (261 km/h)
Weight 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.73 kg (10.4 lb) per horsepower

The Chevrolet Silverado SST Concept '02 is a Concept car produced by Chevrolet. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. Xpress Motorsports won the 2002 and 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with this car.

ColorsEdit

The player is stuck with just one color for this car:

  • Nippon Poppy Red

In-game descriptionEdit

"The 480 BHP high-performance pickup concept."


In the US, one category of vehicles that tends to get a lot of attention is that of high-performance pickup trucks. With their big and powerful engines, these so-called pickups are more like load-carrying sports cars. The Silverado SST Concept is Chevrolet's answer to the Ford SVT Lightning, a pioneer in this vehicle segment.

In a word, the Silverado SST is a pickup truck with the legs of a Corvette. The SST's engine is based on the 6.6-liter OHV Vortec V8, the most powerful in the Vortec series of engines, designed for use in GM's pickup and SUV range. Through tuning, the engine's maximum output has been boosted to 480 HP.

The transmission is the same T-56 6-speed manual as the Corvette's, and even the transaxle layout is exactly the same as in the Corvette. The front and rear suspension also borrows the same layout, but instead of leaf springs the Silverado SST employs a height-adjustable air suspension.

Additionally, the inclusion of mechanical extras like ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels and rack and pinion steering draws a clear dividing line between the SST and standard Silverado.

A Silverado SS Concept model was revealed around the same time as the SST, and Chevrolet introduced the SS into the market in 2003. But with power at only 340 HP, the SS was much tamer than expected.

Chrysler had begun offering the Dodge Ram SRT-10 as another competitor to the Ford SVT Lightning, so Chevrolet, fearing fierce competition in the 493 HP-class pickup segment, decided to leave the SST as a concept vehicle. Thus, the truck never made it to the market.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can only be won from Sports Truck Race in the Beginner Hall Events. It is not for sale in the dealerships.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Chevrolet Silverado SST Concept '02 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for approximatively 94,927 Credits. It is a Level 8 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 95,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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