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The current Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a hot-selling off-road-focused pickup, and now the U.S. military wants to up that ruggedness quotient by creating an Infantry Squad Vehicle for tactical and combat duties. The GM Defense arm of the Detroit automaker just received a contract to build 650 of them, and what you see here is one of the prototypes that, well, looks nothing like a Colorado. It takes the frame and suspension of the pickup but essentially loses the body, doors, and roof. The ZR2 ISV gets a new front end with an exposed radiator, angular rear fenders, and a cabin that amounts to a structural rear cage and a set of rearward and outward-facing jump seats in the back. To keep costs low, the ISV uses GM parts bin components and guts from the Chevy Performance Parts catalog. Under the hood is the ZR2’s optional 2.8-liter four-cylinder turobdiesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for shifting duties. The ISV holds nine soldiers with gear thanks to those four jump seats and five more in the first two rows, all within the Colorado’s original dimensions. GM is confident it will fulfill the stringent needs of the U.S. military, but this sucker also looks like it might also get commandeered for action movie duties.

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We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?