Formed in the 1950s to educate amateur racers on how to set up a safe drag race, the NHRA Safety Safari has evolved into the sanctioning body's first-line safety team for the NHRA Mello Yellow series. Its duties include inspecting and prepping the track before an event and assisting with firefighting and other safety-related tasks during the race.
Supporting this dedicated team is a fleet of specially outfitted trucks like the 2018 Silverado 3500 NHRA Safety Safari concept. It's equipped with a fire suppression system and other supporting equipment, including an AMKUS Rescue Equipment System. For maximum capability, the concept safety vehicle is powered by the Silverado HD's available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine, which offers 910 lb-ft of torque and 445 horsepower - the segment's highest horsepower rating.
Fire suppression equipment with nitrogen cylinder and 80-gallon tank
Bed-mounted aluminum frame with extendable mast
Whelen red and green LED strobes and additional lighting
Incident support equipment including shovels, brooms, fire extinguishers, jacks, car dolly and oil absorbent material
AMKUS Rescue Equipment System
2018 Silverado Midnight Edition elements, including a black exterior, black bumpers, power-adjustable and heated trailering mirrors and a black mesh grille with chrome bars (Midnight Edition offered on Silverado 1500 and 2500HD production models)
22-inch black wheels with 305/45LT22 tires.
Black bowtie emblems
Gooseneck completion package
Black door handles
Cargo area lamps
6-inch rectangular assist steps in black
Trailering Camera system by EchoMaster(R)
Floor liners with the bowtie logo.
Underseat storage organizer
Interior trim kit.
The Silverado 3500HD NHRA Safety Safari concept joins approximately 20 additional Chevrolet models this week at the SEMA Show, Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Follow the action at ChevySEMA.com, #CHEVYSEMA, @ChevroletPerformance on Instagram and Chevrolet Performance on Facebook.