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A Chevrolet truck is a powerful thing, which anybody who’s ever driven one knows simply from experiencing firsthand the grumble behind those powerful engines. The 2017 Chevy Silverado HD, though, is even more powerful than usual thanks to its brand-new Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine capable of generating upwards of 445 hp and a rather incredible 910 lb-ft of torque. That latter number is a 19 percent increase over the outgoing version of this beloved pickup truck, and more than enough for the automaker to dabble in a little bit of successful record breaking.
More specifically, Chevrolet put the 2017 Chevy Silverado to the test on a track in the state of Texas in the U.S., where they had it lug around a gigantic 40-by-80-foot flag long enough to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle.
It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s not something that the 2017 Chevy Equinox or 2017 Chevy Colorado would be able to do, strong though their engines may be. They just aren’t world record-breaking strong like this new drivetrain we’re seeing in the new Chevy Silverado.
“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.”
If you’re interested in checking out the power in any new or Certified Pre-Owned Chevy model, come pay us a visit here at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick near Cochrane, AB, and one of our sales associates will be happy to get you behind the wheel for a test drive!