With another SEMA show in the books, aftermarket companies that put their best and brightest on display for their Las Vegas expedition have a question to ask themselves: what now? Without naming names, it’s pretty safe to say that most shops will be loading their high-dollar rides onto trailers, destined either for a safe garage, new owner, or the auction block. But not everyone is packing their toys away for winter.
From the SEMA show floor where we last saw it straight to the Nellis Dunes off-road park just outside of Sin City, the Roadster Shop’s ColoRADo Prerunner is out to prove that it’s no trailer queen. Set to the soundtrack of 80s BMX movie “Rad”, the ColoRADo struts its stuff from multiple angles that help us appreciate this magnificent machine.
While John Farnham’s 80s ballad “Thunder In Your Heart” may not strike a chord with today’s youth, anybody with an interest in vehicles or mechanics should be able to enjoy an up-close view of the ColoRADo’s suspension at work. The fully custom-built chassis and long travel suspension
feature J-arm style front and four-link style Currie 9-inch rear with 2.5-inch Fox Racing coils and 3.5-inch series bypass with 2.5 bumpstops , as well as 4130 front arms, spindles and trailing arms.
Powering this 80s throwback is a 730 horsepower Wegner dry sump LS7 topped with a FAST intake manifold and backed by a 4L80E automatic transmission. Stopping power comes from Wilwood six-piston front and rear calipers, while the Ultra 103 rims come wrapped in 37 inch BF Roodrich Baja T/A KR rubber.
Nobody can accuse the Roadster Shop of building just another SEMA trailer queen, that’s for sure. Tell us what you think in the comments below!