When it comes to great Chevrolet pickup trucks like the 2016 Chevy Colorado or 2017 Chevy Silverado HD, it can be fun to show off just how powerful those drivetrains can be when pushed to their limits. In fact, the new Chevy Silverado was blessed with a new engine option this year that provides drivers with up to 19 percent more torque than the outgoing version of the vehicle, and when you’re working with that kind of boost it’s hard not to play around a little in an attempt to discover just how much they can get done.
In fact, Chevrolet put this new Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel to the test recently at the State Fair of Texas as part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. It’s not the most prestigious of records, we know, but considering the flag was 40 by 80 feet and it had to float behind the car for a full 100 meters, it’s more than enough to show potential buyers what the automobile is capable of doing. Frankly, 3,186 square feet is a whole lot of material and deceptively heavy to lug around a track like that.
“The 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque in the Duramax 6.6L are dramatic numbers, deserving of a dramatic introduction,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director. “And it’s all the more fitting to introduce it on the eve of the State Fair of Texas, in the country’s largest truck market.”
As your Calgary, AB Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet dealership, we love a good publicity stunt like this, and even though Okotoks Chevy Buick GMC is nowhere near Texas, we still get the picture. Customers in and around High River, AB should get the picture, too, but if they want a closer look, sales associates here would love to get you behind the wheel for a test drive any time!