how would an automaker make a statement that their trucks are built for virtually any unforeseen circumstances? we don’t see much of these apocalypse-prep vehicles in real life and so, we wouldn’t quite know, but Chevy seems to have some idea, one that’s far less menacing than Hyundai’s deadly Walking Dead example, but no less practical when you call upon it to help you survive the worst. that’s exactly what Chevy is putting forth with the Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops Concept Survival Truck you see here. under the hood, it has the same innards as the 2014 Silverado with an EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 unit, pumping out 355 horses and 383 lb-ft of torque, or with an option 6.2-liter V8 and max towing package if towing is your kind of thing.

however, the highlight is not in the power plant; it is the equipment that the truck is fitted with that makes it a survival kit on four wheels. on top what a standard Silverado Crew Cab 4×4 has to offer, it has everything necessary for you and a few others to ride out of bad situations like natural disasters, alien invasion, zombie apocalypse and the likes. these custom parts include lower body armor, lockable and bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit, solar power pack, a pair of gas masks, gloves, military First Aid Kit, shovel, rope, a generator, fuel can and water can, a crate for stashing food, CornerStep bumper for ease of access to the bed, and of course, the every-disaster-must-have winch and integrated tow hooks.

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the details don’t end there; you will also find a raised suspension for the extra ground clearance needed when maneuvering through unforgiving terrains, forward- and rearward-facing light bars, bolt-on fender flares, four-inch tubular assist steps, and custom painted production Z71 18-inch wheels shod with off-road tires. the only thing missing here is probably a badass (remote) gun turret that you could deploy to blow whatever threats into oblivion while in the comfort of the custom-trimmed black seats with yellow pipings.

via Cool Material via Autoweek

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