The SEMA Show may have come to a close, but the buzz surrounding many of the models introduced at the show is just beginning. Chevrolet made sure to place itself at the center of this hype with the unveiling of many new concepts and creations. Several of the trucks getting the most attention were inspired by a few famous faces, ranging from the world of race car driving to country music.
Although these vehicles may not be the most impressive models featured at the auto showcase, they will likely be among the biggest takeaways thanks to the high-profile individuals attached to the project. Here are two that fit the bill and could even be a worthy off-road vehicle with a few upgrades:
2014 Chevrolet Silverado Brad Paisley Signature Concept
One of the first creations revealed by Chevrolet was the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Brad Paisley Signature Concept. The country singer worked with the automaker to customize a 2014 Silverado in his own style. According to Automobile magazine, Paisley is a big fan of elegant vehicles and wanted to draw inspiration from models like the 2014 Corvette and Camaro to capture the right attitude of the custom truck.
To mimic the high-class design of those sports cars, Paisley's pickup truck features body-colored bumpers and a bright electric blue paint job. It's even got his initials etched into the side. Some drivers may be disappointed that the Paisley and his designers passed over installing a lift kit in favor of 22-inch tires and a louvered hood. In fact, the truck's ride height has actually been dropped by 2 inches, likely in an effort to separate it from other Chevrolet offerings, the news source reported.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Brad Paisley Signature Concept may not be built for off-roading, but it does offer a few nice touches that will certainly turn heads on the road. With a sporty look and stylish details that are sure to enhance the performance of the truck, this customized concept is not like other models Chevy brought to SEMA.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado Tony Stewart Concept
Race car driver Tony Stewart also served as the inspiration for a pickup truck, dubbed the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Tony Stewart Concept. While Stewart may not typically get to design his own vehicles, he does have a familiarity with cars that undoubtedly allowed him to create a top-notch custom truck. He wasn't the only professional driver to join efforts with Chevrolet - Jeff Gordon also worked with the company to create a Chevrolet SS for the show - but his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Tony Stewart Concept was certainly one of the coolest models.
The base of the concept is a Chevy Silverado Z71, which comes equipped with many amenities for off-road driving. Chevrolet has added 22-inch wheels, 4-inch chrome assist steps and a tonneau cover to provide extra protection. It's outfitted with "Dark Tarnished Silver" paint and some gray and red graphics. Stewart's signature has been engraved on the headrests for a final touch in the interior, and the headlights and taillights have been tinted to better mesh with Stewart's nickname: "Smoke."
Concept vehicles from Chevrolet did not disappoint, and these trucks were just two of many customized models from the American automaker to make an appearance at the 2013 SEMA Show. Although these pickup trucks probably won't be sent into mass production anytime soon, getting a glimpse of the truck modifications on these vehicles could be enough to give drivers ideas for the future or, at the very least, an idea of what some famous faces are looking for in a heavy-duty automobile.