Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

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    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    I was going to ask the mods if this could be featured on the front page, but looks like you may need to be a high level member.

    Regardless, this was a small project I finished in the past week. It was mainly an exercise for a bigger project that has been in the works for a while now. I'm getting closer to working on final renders for that other project, and I wanted to use this one to get some practice.

    The truck is my own take on a Chevrolet Colorado with the ZR2 off-road trim. Chevrolet had already shown a ZR2 concept last November, but I felt the overall feel was a little strange, and I disliked the oversized chrome wheels they used on the concept. This truck was designed with the true four-wheel enthusiast in mind (well, it was more like my own dream design), those who favor smaller wheels with beadlocks, for one thing. The truck is motivated by the new I-4 Duramax diesel engine, but this ZR2 model may have some performance boost. Along with that, sturdier front suspension and heavy cosmetic differences show how serious this truck is about its off-road capabilities compared to the more mainstream Z71 trim.



    Front view. The truck was designed with minimal changes in mind, while maximizing a unique look. Front fender panels, rear bed panels, front lights and grille along with the bumper and hood are all different. Doors, windows, roof, sill and cabin architecture would be the same as the Standard Colorado. Ford used a similar approach with the F-150 Raptor.





    Rear shot shows the trademark bumper corner steps that GM now uses, but the bumper itself is tapered and thinned for better departure angle.





    Interior sports different color trims, coinciding with the exterior paint. Seats would be more supportive, racing style designs.





    I'm not too experienced with interior design sketches at the moment, so the seats may not look as good as they could. These interior renders were definitely eye opening for me in terms of getting a good idea on ergonomics and spacing of everything.





    This is just a quick show of how I did the renders.
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    That looks pretty cool!

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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    I always like your stuff. Talented guy, nice job.

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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    Impressive work!
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    Well done

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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    Thanks, everyone.

    Now, I don't mean to compare my design to GM's own ZR2 concept too much, but feel free to criticize and voice your opinion on my design, whether it's more along the lines of your preference or if you think GM's direction was better.

    I always liked the way Toyota designed their off-road Tacomas, such as the TRD Pro, so I thought a little about those models when designing this truck. I just didn't like the overall flow of the ZR2 concept, but I did like the Cyprus Green color, at least.
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    You might try to create an OpEd piece. That has a better chance of getting picked up for a news feed. MonaroSS does this almost weekly.
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    and as always GORGEOUS work
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    That is sharp! Really like the color with those accents.


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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    You might try to create an OpEd piece. That has a better chance of getting picked up for a news feed. MonaroSS does this almost weekly.
    That's an interesting idea. I forgot about the "Commentaries" section. I'll consider it in the future. Got another larger project in the works. But, I might work on some smaller ones to fill the gap...I'll be making sure they're substantial enough to be in that section, though. Otherwise, I'll be posting all my art and design stuff in the talents section. Thanks!
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    That's an interesting idea. I forgot about the "Commentaries" section. I'll consider it in the future. Got another larger project in the works. But, I might work on some smaller ones to fill the gap...I'll be making sure they're substantial enough to be in that section, though. Otherwise, I'll be posting all my art and design stuff in the talents section. Thanks!
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    DAMN! That looks great! I always felt the ZR2 concept had a goofy looking front end. I understand it was modified to improve the approach angle, but it looks so weird. Love your concept, especially the color! Also, the interior looks great!
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    You might try to create an OpEd piece. That has a better chance of getting picked up for a news feed. MonaroSS does this almost weekly.
    MonaroSS is a staff member that gives him privileges to post in the commentaries section. Otherwise, a moderator would have to move a thread into that section.
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    DAMN! That looks great! I always felt the ZR2 concept had a goofy looking front end. I understand it was modified to improve the approach angle, but it looks so weird. Love your concept, especially the color! Also, the interior looks great!
    Thanks! I didn't like the front end either, especially because the Colorado naturally has a large front overhang. With the tapering, that overbite ended up looking worse. I sorta cheated in my render by spacing the front wheels out as much as possible so the front doesn't seem to poke out so much.

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    MonaroSS is a staff member that gives him privileges to post in the commentaries section. Otherwise, a moderator would have to move a thread into that section.
    In that case, I'll just have to post all of my stuff here in the talents section. I was hoping to get as much reception with my larger project in the future since a lot of work was put into it. The project is for my design portfolio, but I wanted to showcase it online as well. I have other sites where I'll be showing it, too, but GMi was a great option to get more instant reception to it. I'm planning on working on a lot of smaller stuff so maybe this showroom section will pick up in traffic on this site in the future, hopefully.
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    Re: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Design

    This section was made for anyone to let their imaginations run wild with their designs. Use it to your heart's content.
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