If Only GM Would Build These Chevy Silverado Single-Cab Pickups
These two 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZL1 and ZR2 Single Cab concepts are so good, they might have you signing a petition for them.
The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is a capable and utilitarian machine. Depending on the trim level, the Silverado can be a reliable off-roader or a luxury pickup truck. While Chevrolet can tailor the Silverado to different tastes, these two rendered trims – single-cab ZR2 and ZL1 variants – from graphic designer jlord8 worth the detour.
Crew Cab to Silverado ZR2 Regular Cab
As it was created, the feature-rich Silverado ZR2 is Chevrolet’s ultimate road-going pickup. However, the choice is limited since Chevrolet offers the ZR2 version only for the crew cab configuration of the 2022 Silverado. This means that other Silverado configurations do not get the off-road-focused treatment found in the ZR2. That’s not good news for those who prefer single-cab setups.
Jlord8 found it quite interesting to tinker – at least graphically – with the Silverado ZR2. Instead of the usual ZR2 crew cab, he transformed the truck into a ZR2 single cab. He basically copied ZR2 elements from the original Chevy off-roader and digitally glued them onto a single Silverado cab. While jlord8’s digital render may not persuade Chevy to offer a ZR2 Regular Cab Silverado, he was at least able to show that the trim looks great on this configuration.
A track-ready Silverado ZL1
Next, jlord8 created the rendering of the Silverado ZL1 as a “natural sequel” to the ZR2 Single Cab Silverado. Just like the ZR2 Regular Cab, the Silverado ZL1 version doesn’t exist in real life but in JLord’s imagination. Heavy modders may have already created a similar Silverado with low ground clearance, an aerodynamic front end, and sporty wheels and tires.
The sad truth, however, is that a Silverado ZL1—no matter how thrilling and perhaps driven it is—is less likely to come to life than the ZR2 regular-cab Silverado. Chevrolet offers the ZL1 version on the Camaro that turns the muscle car into a track-ready machine. Chevy wanted the Silverado to be a workhorse, and offering the truck in track-ready form just wouldn’t match its intentions. At the very least, jlord8 was able to show what the Silverado ZL1 would look like.
57,000 subscribers and a major reviewer
HotCars followed jlord8’s work simply because it’s amazing, giving us a clear look at what could have been with certain vehicles. With nearly 57,000 followers and counting, his works have won many fans. However, he has one important critic who dares to call his beautiful renderings mediocre – his son.
Source: jlord8 on Instagram