The pending replacement of Chevrolet's full-size pickup for 2007 has been well-documented with a few million grainy spy shots, but this is the first time we can recall seeing the new-for-2008 Silverado HD out and about.  And while most of the KGP Photography captured mule is done up in industry-standard Hefty Bag school of camouflage, it's possible to divine a couple of things: With an 8' bed, it's a predictably lengthy son-of-a-gun. And two, under its hastily-assembled cover, it doesn't appear to look terribly different than the regular strength Silverado.

As Inside Line points out, arch nemesis Ford is planning on further differentiating their heavier duty variants of the F-Series platform, and the existing production versions are already far more visually distinct than their General Motors counterparts.

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[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]