Are you looking forward to seeing Hoonigan’s wild third-gen Camaro Z/28 ZZ632 build for SEMA 2021, you know, the one with the 632-cubic-inch-pushrod-V8? Yea, well, join the club. Meanwhile, Chevrolet took the opportunity to remind everyone that Hoonigan’s big-block F-body isn’t going to show up all by itself. Of course not, because driving a 1,000+ horsepower stripped out SEMA show car from Long Beach and Las Vegas sounds like 280 miles of pure misery. Or masochism, depending on who you are. Either way, this is where this Hoonigan-prepped 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD joins the party.
Officially announced as the 2022 Hoonigan Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, the truck is basically stock under the skin, but wears a special Hoonigan Chevrolet, black, red, and grey livery that’s throwing down some definite Dale Earnhardt vibes. Those black 17-inch wheels really punctuate the aesthetic as well.
The 2022 Hoonigan Chevy Silverado 3500HD isn’t meant to be a show truck, it’s a work truck, and it’s going to work. Under the hood is a familiar 6.6L L5P Duramax V8 turbodiesel engine, good for 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
Working in tandem with an Allison-GM 10-speed automatic, the package delivers up to 20,000 pounds of towing capability. Even if the Hoonigan Silverado 3500 HD was towing the Hoonigan Camaro Z/28 in an oversized two-car gooseneck trailer, it would still fall comfortably below the truck’s max tow rating. This thing can haul the mail.
Sure the truck is cool, but really, the reason everyone is milling around, drinking tepid coffee, is to get eyes on the beast of a Z/28 Camaro the Hoonigan crew is hauling. The Hoonigan Camaro will be the first application of GM’s brand new 10.3-liter ZZ632 big block crate engine, in this case it will be paired with a Jericho dog box transmission.
Aside from that, we really don’t know much about the build or its other intended capabilities. There was significant work done to the engine bay to accomodate 632 cubes, Hoonigan already showed us the Z/28’s new hand-laid firewall, and custom built pedal box. The rear end will use 4-link suspension geometry, and there will be QA1 shock absorbers.
Keep checking back all this week as SEMA 2021 continues to rage on.