2006 Orange County Choppers Chevrolet Silverado review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 24 November 2006 , 01:11:14 byEmil

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Orange County Choppers Chevrolet Silverado

The 2006 Orange County Choppers Chevrolet Silverado is the ultimate shop hauler and it receives its power from a GM Powertrain's 7.0-liter LS7 V8, which produces 505 HP and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. While GMPP supplies the valve covers, the OCC Silverado's hood feeds the engine as it incorporates a remote oil tank. An automatic transmission channels the torque from the LS7 engine, while 3.73 gears and an automatic-locking differential perfectly combine to deliver a striking level of performance. The wheels and tires filled out the fenders by the ground-hugging ride height, thus providing a more integrated appearance on the road. The contemporary chopper theme is carried in the interior, showing plenty of black leather, chrome and billet trim. Custom-tailored "Triple Black" leather seats, motorcycle-inspired gauges and chrome trim immediately convey the spirit of a custom bike. John Cafaro, chief designer for full-size trucks, commented that the OCC Silverado was a tribute to a family that had made an enormous impact on design and the new Silverado became the perfect canvas to illustrate it. He added that, in an ironic way, the OCC Silverado represented the reverse of OCC's typical themed creations, beautifully reflecting the Teutuls' contribution to the chopper, and the focus they had brought to the industry. Billet aluminum and chrome accents mix in the chopper-inspired exterior design elements, comprising also a specially tailored "bigs-and-littles" wheel/tire combination. According to Cafaro, the GM design team spent time at Orange County Choppers in order to better understand their philosophy of design. Jeff Puppos, who is a muscle car owner and enthusiast, brought a unique approach to the project, thus managing to capture many aspects of OCC's design capability. The OCC Silverado was crafted to inspire specific emotions without compromising the essence of the Silverado itself.