Chevrolet Selling Badass Special Ops-Themed Silverado Trucks
These Navy SEAL-inspired beasts are available this spring, and benefit a very worthy cause.
Chevrolet will donate proceeds from sales of its new Silverado Special Ops trucks to benefit the Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
The Special Ops is a 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 pickup that’s dressed in a camouflage pattern called “razzle-dazzle” that was developed for the U.S. Navy. The three-tone blue color scheme has varying colored lines and shapes that disguise a ship’s speed, direction and profile. (Though it probably doesn’t work as well on a vehicle that is not at sea.)
“We created light, medium and darker shaded areas within camouflage bands flowing down the hood, body sides and tailgate,” said Todd Parker, director of design, Chevrolet Accessories.
“That effect gives tremendous depth to the Silverado’s body, while reinforcing the nautical heritage of the unique camo design.”
The production model is based on a concept truck that Chevy showed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas in November. Some profits from sales benefit the SEAL Museum, which honors the Navy special-ops teams at the base where the first SEAL volunteers trained.
The museum, in turn, aids families of active, injured and fallen SEALs through scholarships and funding Trident House, a rest and relaxation spot for SEALs and their families.
The Silverado Special Ops concept truck featured an underbody shield, 20-inch wheels with off-road tires, a storage system, utility racks, and a roll over-style sport bar. So no matter what kind of operations you’re planning to engage in, this truck is pretty special.
The Navy SEALs benefiting from the limited-edition truck’s sales probably think so, too.