Speaker 1: When I first drove the Multimatic shocks in the Colorados E two, I was like, these things are amazing and now Chevrolet has put them in the full size Silverado. So I'm out here in beautiful Joshua tree, national park, and I'm gonna see just how cool they are when you size up just a little bit. [00:00:30] Now, there are a few things here that separate the Z two visually from the rest of the Silverado lineup. The first here is this black hood insert. I've also got a unique grill with some integrated lighting. And of course this really cool flow through badge. I think this is really nice. And thankfully, front toe hooks
Speaker 1: [00:01:00] Under the hood here, I've got a stick 0.2 liter V8 engine, which is pushing out 420 horsepower and 460 pound feet of torque. And I have to tell you, I really like it. I mean, sure. I'd like a three liter diesel. Like that would be cool, but this V8 has got a lot of grunt down low. And so far it's been doing every single thing I want it to do that has made it to a 10 speed automatic transmission. Now upfront, I've got over 31 degrees of approach angle and at over 23 degrees of departure and breakover angle, I've got 11.2 inches [00:01:30] of ground planets. And this thing is wearing 33 inch mud terrain tires. So that's all pretty good for a full size truck, right? But the thing that really sets this apart are these Multimatic dampers. Now there's a lot of engineering magic that goes into to it.
Speaker 1: If you wanna read more about the science behind it, just read my review. But what I'm gonna tell you here is that this is able to give you a nice firm ride on the pavement, but then if you hit an event off road, it softens up instantly. So it's kind of like having electric adaptive dampers, but you never have to push a mode. [00:02:00] I love the way these things feel. Now, Ford has answered that by putting the Fox live valve internal bypass stocks on the Raptor. But listen, you guys, this isn't a Raptor. I mean, there's just not enough travel. There's only nine inches of travel in the front 10 inches of travel in the rear. It's just not a go Fest truck like that. Instead. Think about this as akin to the Toyota TD pro. Now what I like the out the TRD pro it's got that hybrid motor in it, but it doesn't have these DSV shots. And I love them [00:02:30] so very much. However, this guy's got tow hooks, TRRD pro that does not what,
Speaker 1: When it comes to towing and hauling, you get a little bit less utility out of this off-road spec truck than you will off of a regular Silverado, about 8,900 pounds of towing and 1400 pounds. You can throw in the bed. Now like the Colorado Z two, the Silverado Z R two also has front and rear lockers. And what [00:03:00] I like about having these lockers is it, you know, sometimes you don't need them, but a lot of times you're gonna want to use 'em just so that you don't mess up the trail for anybody else. Keeping those wheels spinning. At the same time, it's going to eliminate any wheels, spin, and it's gonna keep you just Billy goat up this trail, just like I'm doing right now. Look, I don't even have wheels on the ground. When I flip this thing into terrain mode, that allows for one pedal driving. Now it's really for small rock crawling. So you're not gonna be going very fast, but instead of having to left foot brake, all I need to do is just lift up on the throttle [00:03:30] and it brings me to a complete stop. Can't go too fast, but as long as I'm going slow, it's really great to have that precise control
Speaker 1: Chevrolet validated the Silverado Z two suspension system in the best in the desert racing series, where the truck finished all, but one of its races in 2021, and it finished the grueling mint 400. Trust me, you guys, these races are no joke. Now, if you'd like to pick one up for yourself, well, the destination's gonna set you back $1,695, [00:04:00] bringing the final starting price for the Silverado zer two to right around $69,000.