1000 HP Colorado “ZR1” is the Ultimate Pickup Sleeper
When it comes to discussing the fastest machines on the streets, the Chevrolet Colorado typically doesn’t come to mind. This pickup truck isn’t known for having a sporty trim package or being designed as a hot rod. In fact, we would go so far as to say that there isn’t much, if anything, that turns heads about a factory stock Colorado.
However, as with many other platforms that were never initially intended for speed, in the right hands, they can be transformed into high-performance beasts. Every now and then, we come across an impressive Colorado that a skilled builder has turned into a speed demon, regardless of where its roots began.
In this instance, we introduce you to the Colorado ZR1. This truck earned its name thanks to the supercharged LS9 engine borrowed from the Corvette ZR1, a modification that transformed this everyday workhorse into a formidable powerhouse. To add even more power to the equation, a dash of nitrous was introduced to complement the supercharged V8, resulting in an absolute monster. When the truck hits the streets, its a true treat for all of the senses as this thing looks, performs, and sounds to part of a bonafide monster. There’s just something special about the way that the build came together that makes the result a standout to be admired.
In this exclusive interview, our host at AutotopiaLA sits down with the owner, Izzy, from Izzy Performance. Together, they delve into the intricacies that set this truck apart from the rest. It’s important to note that turning this Colorado into a high-performance machine wasn’t as straightforward as merely slapping in a Corvette engine and calling it a day; the process involved a series of clever modifications that make it a true force to be reckoned with on both the streets and the drag strip.