Aussie-made Chevrolet Silverado Fury confirmed for NZ

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Words: Matthew Hansen
15 Oct 2020

A new hotted up, somewhat ‘murdered out’ variant of the new Chevrolet Silverado has been confirmed for both Australia and New Zealand.

The Silverado Fury Pack takes an already meaty-looking pick-up and adds a raft of visual changes, with a couple of performance tweaks thrown in for good measure, too. The model is set to be an Australasian exclusive, handled by Walkinshaw Performance in Melbourne during each truck’s comprehensive right-hand drive conversion.

On the performance side, the Fury Edition adds a Walkinshaw Performance cat-back exhaust to give greater bark and better airflow to the Silverado’s rumbling 313kW/624Nm 6.2-litre V8. Complementing this are a handful of changes to the Silverado’s suspension and damping.

The model gains Goodyear and Walkinshaw–branded all-terrain tyres in either a 295/65 R18 or 285/60 R20. The latter is only available to customers who opt in on a brake upgrade, which replaces the standard stoppers with six-piston calipers up front paired to new 410mm rotors.

This is followed by a 51mm lift, thanks largely to a set of 35mm MTV dampers. Walkinshaw Performance says the tweaks help improve the Silverado’s road manners, while simultaneously improving stability on adverse surfaces and improving the American ute’s tracking while towing.

To prove all this, the firm says they performed a 14,000km lap of Australia over the country’s notoriously harsh terrain. A bold claim, but then again the firm’s sister-company Holden was always capable when it came to local suspension tuning and testing.

Topping the performance changes are some visual ones. The Fury adds a set of Method wheels in either an 18-inch or 20-inch sizing, wrapped in the aforementioned gravel-bashing rubber. Fury signage comes thick and fast in the form of numerous logos, a build plate, and some vinyl.

A local Walkinshaw Performance representative confirmed that the model will be available in New Zealand later in the year or early next year from local agents. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

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