General Motors Chief Executive Engineer for full-size trucks Jaclyn McQuaid enters The Fox Garage with Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu to talk about the redesigned 2022 Chevrolet Silverado. Chevrolet has a new monster truck. Conceived to demonstrate the capability of Chevy trucks and Chevrolet Performance components, The Chevy Beast concept is a four-passenger off-roader that’s based on a modified Silverado chassis, wears a customized pickup body and is powered by a Chevrolet Performance LT4 650-horsepower supercharged crate engine. The Chevy Beast debuting at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is a concept build that presents the Chevrolet Performance division’s vision of the ultimate desert running truck.
The Beast is a Silverado that’s been converted into a four-seat SUV with a long-travel adjustable suspension system with racing shocks and 13.5 inches of ground clearance.
The Silverado’s frame was shortened and equipped with a chromoly cage and open body that give it the looks of a videogame military machine. The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is the highest-performance production version of the pickup. (Chevrolet) The full-size 4×4 is shorter in length than a Chevy Colorado, powered by a supercharged 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 crate engine similar to the one featured in the last generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and rides on 37-inch all-terrain tires.
Chevy calls it a concept, but isn’t planning to put it into production as-is. Instead, it’s meant as a showcase the brand’s after-sales parts and inspire similar customs.
However, next year it is launching the new 2022 Silverado ZR 2, which is a high-performance factory pickup with a special suspension designed to handle high-speed off-roading.
With only a 420 hp V8, it won’t be a direct competitor to the 702 HP Ram 1500 TRX , but an ambitious builder could probably use the Beast’s crate engine and some odds and ends from the Chevrolet Performance catalog to turn it into one.