There has been noticeable growth in the market involving off-road pickup truck and SUV models, both from automakers, and support from the aftermarket. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has recognized this trend, and has announced a performance package for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Specifically, trucks equipped with the LGX 3.6L V6 engine. The announcement also encompasses a tuning program for the LGX itself. This means that vehicles such as the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Camaro V6 will also be able to see added performance benefits from LPE. The company has been enhancing vehicles for over 45 years, and specializes in General Motors products.
LPE exclusively shared details of the program with MC&T.
According to Lingenfelter, the package will improve horsepower output by a minimum of 35 percent over stock, thanks to the addition of an Edelbrock supercharger. Based on the Colorado ZR2 V6’s output of 308 horsepower, that’s an improvement of about 108 horses, with total output around 416 horsepower. And for those of you in California reading this, don’t worry, Lingenfelter says its new tuning package is emissions compliant in all 50 states. Moreover, the tuning system was tailored for Chevy Colorado owners who are likely to lift their truck and/or tow with it.
“When we did the kit… we wanted to enhance the truck in a way where it didn’t just make horsepower, but it was usable power so they could do things like towing, and to add equipment like bigger tires,” Lingenfelter COO and Vice President Mark Rapson told MC&T.
LPE left the awesome Multimatic DSSV suspension system and tires that come stock on the ZR2 alone for this build.
We can imagine somebody with a Colorado ZR2 Bison – a vehicle enhanced by the overland experts at American Expedition Vehicles (which has a facility in Michigan) – sending their apex off-roader to Lingenfelter (which is headquartered Michigan) to create a truck featuring a trinity of Mitten State automotive expertise.
We expect more truck-focused performance packages from Lingenfelter going forward. Though as ECU systems in vehicles become exponentially more difficult to work on – specifically General Motors vehicles with Global B electronics – the aftermarket may find themselves with limited offerings. Hopefully a solution emerges soon.
For now, details such as pricing, full build specs, dyno numbers, and additional photos on this Lingenfelter truck are on the way. We hope to have more details on the Lingenfelter Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and its V6 tuning package soon. For now, enjoy the good news.