Some may remember the Chevrolet Silverado Bandit built in collaboration between Texas-based Legendary Concepts and Saleen for the 2021 SEMA Show. The build takes the black/gold Pontiac Firebird Trans Am theme made famous by Smokey And The Bandit and applies it onto a T1 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, while adding all of the go-fast bits you need to outrun Buford T. Justice. However, plans for a follow-up to the limited-edition truck wasn’t exactly made clear. Until now.
2023 Legendary Chevrolet Silverado: Details
The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado Legendary Bandit, now simply dubbed “Legendary,” features impressive attention to detail. The white paint job with light blue accents, reminiscent of Jeep’s 4xe Wrangler accents, offers subtle transitions between the carbon fiber hood and black paint at the back. Everything in this truck is usable despite having features that typically take away from the usability of the pickup. By that, we mean the rear spoiler, which has been mounted directly to the tailgate, allowing the owner to open the back as needed; that’s not usually doable when adding a spoiler to a truck. Our friend General Motors Jeff on YouTube offers a fantastic walk around of the pickup, and we highly recommend checking it out.
Stepping away from the exterior appearance, the truck features GM’s 6.2L L87 V8 engine. That has been mated to a Magnuson DI supercharger, which boosts the power output of the truck to a Hellcat-rivaling 707 horsepower. All that power needs excellent stopping power, and a set of Brembo 8-piston monoblock brakes has been added to the truck, finished in the same paint color as the blue accents.
Of course, having great power is only half the battle, as aerodynamics are also vital. The 2023 Legendary Chevrolet Silverado that started as an RST Crew Cab now has a custom aerodynamic widebody kit. This is noticeable in the video, but we’ll highlight some of the features here. The kit includes a front splitter, side skirts, bulged-out fender flares, and an epic hood scoop, which appears to be a replica from the 1977 Smokey and The Bandits Trans Am. Oh, and did we mention that all these components are carbon fiber? It’s unclear how many of these trucks will be built for the 2023 model year, but we suspect it’ll be scarce, and as such, it’ll cost a pretty penny to get your hands on one. But if you want one, your first opportunity will be the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction happening this weekend.