With the highly-anticipated premiere of the fourth season of The Walking Dead on the horizon, the designers at form seem keyed in on capitalizing on the zombie apocalypse preparedness trend. The unveiling of the 2014 Silverado Black Ops concept reveals a heavy-duty pickup capable of keeping you and your plucky and perpetually-bickering group of survivors one step (or shuffle) ahead of the undead.
2014 Chevy Silverado
Chevrolet’s design manager Dave Ross called the 2014 Silverado Black Ops concept “a survival kit on four wheels.” Black Ops is based on the Silverado Crew Cab 4×4, which means its equipped with an all-new EcoTec3 5.3L V8, a max towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, and forward collision alert (in case any stray walkers should find their way into your path).
What’s more, the Silverado Black Ops concept comes with custom body armor and a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit, which holds a solar power pack, First Aid Kit, and…yes, Tennessee…even Twinkies.
And unlike so many depictions of the post-apocalypse, there’s nothing dirty or dusty about the Silverado Black Ops…at least fresh off the lot. The interior features custom-trimmed black seats with yellow piping to accommodate a yellow trim motif all throughout (immediately makes us think of biohazard stickers) and comes standard with MyLink touchscreen integration.
The Black Ops’ triple-sealed doors inlaid over the body side improve aerodynamics, make for a quieter ride, and reduce the likelihood that a rotten hand is going to yank someone out of the cabin unexpectedly. For those looking to improve their survivability score, study up and get the right wheels—the fuel efficient Silverado makes an ideal choice. If you have any useful tips regarding anti-zombie technology or surviving a world ruled by the living dead, leave us a comment or stop in and see us at Huber Automotive—believe us, we won’t think it’s weird at all. With the Black Ops’ Silverado, we’ll be ready for a zombie takeover, will you?