It looks like 2017 Chevrolet Silverado diesel trucks will have a new hood. Besides its impressive and unique design, the hood will provide a new air intake system for the vehicle.
Furthermore, GM underlined that the new model will benefit from a 6.6 liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. The hood will assure that 60 percent of the air will be sucked down into it. This process will make the air coming in across the truck’s bow way cooler than air under the hood. In other words, it will be denser and better for the efficiency of the engine.
The Duramax engine has 397 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and 765 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 RPM without the scoop. Engineers confirmed that truck’s towing capability was limited by some important factors, cooling included.
According to GM, the functional hood scoop is equipped with a unique water/air separator to assure that the engine draws in only combustion-enhancing dry air. Then, an expansion chamber containing an 180-degree turn is filled with the air charge on the way of the air filter housing.
Thus, a velocity change is created, which leads to heavier and larger droplets formed by mist or humidity. These droplets are centrifugally flung against the housing’s outside wall. Then, the water drains through a valve whereas the air charge keeps going into the engine and the filter housing.
Furthermore, the system is efficient enough to allow you to drive through the rain or a misty breeze while the hood scoop is still functional (even during car washing). Besides the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the company intends to redesign the Ford Super Duty as well.
Concerning the design of the hood scoop, it is important to mention that it makes the truck have a similar appearance of a race car while still maintaining the American looks. In addition to this, such a unique feature makes this model stand out from the crowd, the thing that is expected to catch everyone’s attention.
All in all, the company made sure that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD will make a great impression on the market. Plus, customers will be able to purchase a safe truck that has a special appearance.