GM Authority has published a report that claims the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 will cost more than the Ford Raptor, which starts at $65,840. According to their undisclosed sources close to the matter, the revamped ZR2 pickup truck will have a starting price of $66,795. Chevrolet unveiled the ZR2 back in September, and has not released official pricing or launched its online configurator yet.
If GM Authority‘s report pans out, Chevy may have a pickle on its hands. That’s because the 2022 ZR2 houses a 6.2-liter V-8 rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque under its hood. Its roughly equivalent rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor, packs a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 generating 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. That’s an extra 30 hp and 50 lb-ft over the ZR2. Neither the ZR2 nor the Raptor is a direct competitor to the Ram 1500 TRX, which starts at $72,120, given the Ram’s 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. That rig is in a different league.
The Silverado ZR2 otherwise gets a Raptor-style makeover for more off-road heroics than a regular Silverado, including DSSV shock absorbers, a front electronic locking differential, a new high approach steel front bumper, an upgraded skid plate package, and enhanced springs. This truck rides on 33-inch tires and offers 11.2 inches of ground clearance. Moreover, it has a trailer weight rating of 8,000 lbs and a 1,440-pound maximum payload capacity.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.