There hasn’t been a pickup truck focused solely on street performance since the discontinuation of the Dodge Ram SRT10. Which, in these days of wildly capable, opulent and powerful trucks, seems more than just a little odd. Sure, there’s the F-150 Raptor and the upcoming Ram Rebel TRX, but those come with the focus of outrunning the competition when they’re off the road. They aren’t quite the same as the bygone Ford Lightning, GMC Syclone, or Chevrolet Silverado SS. That said, there’s always the aftermarket. For example, this supercharged, 700 hp Chevrolet Colorado SEMA show car is one of the best we’ve seen. And if a street performance muscle truck is just what you’re looking for, builder Mallett Performance Cars is selling it.
The rather unconventional powertrain is the star of this Chevrolet Colorado, with 700 hp from the Cadillac ATS-V’s 3.6 liter V6 engine. To get that level of power, the key upgrade is a Magnuson 1.9 liter supercharger and Mallett’s Intercooled Supercharger Manifold assembly. But first, that meant removing the pair of turbos that the LF4 V6 engine in the ATS-V came with.
The Mallett team also fitted a C7 LT1 throttle body, forged crank and pistons, titanium connecting rods, custom 64mm C&R intercooler, and many custom CNC-machined components. All of that is hooked up to a custom high flow exhaust. It’s also designed to run on 109 octane race fuel.
Obviously, Mallett Performance didn’t stop at the engine. The custom Penske coilovers result in a lower, but adjustable ride height. At the four corners are Forgeline custom concave wheels with BF Goodrich G-force Rival tires, and Brembo brakes. They also completely rebuilt the rear chassis and frame to handle the power and lower ride height.
As for the appearance, the deep green paint works well with the gold deep dish wheels and lowered ride. There’s also a carbon front splitter, revised front facia and rear lip spoiler. All together, its one of the meanest looking mid-size trucks out there.
There is no price listed for the SEMA Chevy Colorado, but expect it to be a lot with this quantity and quality of modifications. Mallett also notes the truck only has “600 easy miles on it,” no doubt adding to the value. If you’re looking for a special muscle truck, here it is folks.
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