There’s no missing a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 on Aussie streets, towering over other vehicles as its V8 burbles away.
Now, thanks to Walkinshaw Performance, it’s gotten a little taller and a little more burbly.
Walkinshaw has introduced two Fury Packs for the Silverado 1500 it converts locally, both of which include cosmetic and mechanical changes.
Fury Pack 1 costs $10,990 and adds 18-inch “Method” rims in 295/65R18 co-branded Walkinshaw Performance/Goodyear A/T tyres.
Also included is a cat-back sports exhaust, a two-inch lift kit for the suspension, and unique decals and badging.
Fury Pack 2 costs $15,990 and replaces the 18-inch wheels with 20-inch wheels in WP/Goodyear 285/60R20 tyres. It also adds larger, six-piston front brakes with 410mm rotors.
There are no changes to the naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre V8 powering the Silverado 1500, which produces 313kW of power and 624Nm of torque.
The four-wheel drive Silverado 1500 LTZ Premium, the only member of the Silverado 1500 family available locally, is priced at $113,900 before on-road costs.
In its home market, Chevrolet offers six trim levels below and one above, plus smaller 4.3-litre V6, 5.3-litre V8, 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six and 2.7-litre turbo four-cylinder engines.
The Silverado 1500 was introduced by HSV as another model to be converted in Clayton, Victoria alongside the Chevrolet Camaro.
Earlier this year, General Motors announced GM Specialty Vehicles, another Walkinshaw-affiliated entity that effectively takes the place of HSV.
The American company plans to have GMSV up and running before the end of 2020. Details about the dealer network haven’t been confirmed, but it’s likely to be made up of mostly ex-Holden Special Vehicles showrooms.
It’s confirmed the Silverado 1500 will still be converted and sold locally alongside the factory right-hand drive C8 Corvette, due next year.
The larger Silverado 2500 will join the line in 2021 though the Camaro appears to be out, with its future in its home market looking increasingly murky.
Walkinshaw Automotive Group also converts to right-hand drive the Silverado 1500’s arch-rival, the Ram 1500, although the Ram is imported and distributed by Ateco Australia. The new generation already available in the US is expected to be introduced before the end of the year.