The 2017 Silverado HD is here and it has started its journey with making a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle.
Chevrolet successfully made the attempt of pulling the largest flag ever by a moving vehicle. This flag of US was pulled by the 2017 Silverado HD. The car was able to pull it forward as it has been laced with a powerful version of Duramax 6.6 liter V-8 turbo diesel engine.
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The 2017 Silverado HD has the ability to provide the power of 445bhp with a 910 lb.ft torque. The car has gotten an overall 19 percent increase on the current Duramax 6.6L.
The new engine that has been given to the vehicle is able to produce a torque that is more than ever. It helps the car to be pulled effortlessly with no hauling. This is the reason that the 2017 Silverado HD was able to pull a 3200 square foot flag without any problem.
“The Duramax 6.6L’s 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque 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.”
The United Stated of America flag which was pulled forward by the 2017 Silverado HD measured around 40x80 feet. The truck pulled the flag up to 100 meters that makes a total of 328 feet. The best part of this drill was that the flag did not touch the ground any instance during which the record was set.
Chevrolet has created two flags of the same size to be pulled by the truck. One of them is a United States flag while the other one is the Texas flag. Both of these will be showcased on October 23rd.
The Silverado Chief Engineer has stated that the truck has the ability to deliver an excellent performance which is gained through the new technology that is introduced in the truck. It will have the ability to provide better performance in tough conditions too.
“The new Duramax delivers impressive output, but what customers will appreciate the most is an improved driving experience,” said Eric Stanczak, Silverado chief engineer.
“It delivers quicker acceleration in virtually all measures, more confidence when trailering up a steep grade, better engine braking on descent and more refined noise levels cruising on the highway.”
The all-new Duramax 6.6L will arrive in the 2017 Silverado HD in early 2017.