Watch The Chevy Beast Come Out Of Its Box At SEMA: Video13
Besides the announcement of the 1,004-horsepower ZZ632 crate engine, the biggest Chevy news at this year’s 2021 SEMA Show was the debut of the new Chevy Beast concept. This supercharged off-roader, which is based on the Chevy Silverado 1500, was built to showcase the capabilities of the Chevrolet Performance off-road team and is described by the automaker as “a vision for a new dimension,” of capability from the brand.
GM Authority was on hand for the live reveal of the Chevy Beast in Las Vegas, where we filmed this video of the vehicle emerging from a shipping crate as Jeff Trush, GM program manager for Pace Cars and Specialty Show Vehicles, drove it on stage for its big debut.
Trush can also be seen giving us a light show by enabling the Beast’s various lights, and then revving the concept’s supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine from within the shipping container before he puts it in gear and drives up on stage.
In addition to its 650 horsepower, supercharged Small Block engine, the Chevy Beast also features custom open-air bodywork, along with modified suspension comprised of long-travel shocks and a newly developed five-link rear end. The Beast also rides on massive 37-inch-tall off-road tires mounted on 20-inch beadlock wheels. Other important upgrades include a Chevrolet Performance Big Brake upgrade system, four Recaro performance seats with four-point race harnesses, an off-road LED light bar manufactured by Baja Designs and a bed-mounted spare tire carrier capable of storing two full-size spares side-by-side.
Trush says the Chevy Beast “flat-out flies in desert running,” so we’re eager to see this over-the-top concept vehicle in action sometime in the near future. In the meantime, you can hear the Beast rev its engine and drive up on stage at SEMA in our exclusive video embedded below.
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That one guy standing directly in front of the curtain before the reveal made me reeeeally nervous. Im sure this was rehearsed, but standing in front of a 650hp truck named “The Beast” while obscured by a curtain seems like a horrible idea
if you make this now what will it compete with by the way what are they trying to get out of it
Is it just me, or did GM just make a real version of the Warthog from the Halo game franchise?
I wish I seen your comment earlier.. I was thinking the same thing every time I look at it. I think of time playing co-op with my friends lol..
I thought gm only want EV’s.
GM is not insane.
EVs represent the medium-term to long-term vision, but ICE is where the money is right now.
THATS CRAZY!!!!! Supercharged 6.2L Corvette engine in an off-road SUV!?!?!?!?????? Yes please.
How much are you willing to pay?
Every time I see this automatically think of the warthog in Halo. Maybe just me but 🤷🏼♂️ Lol.
I like it obviously. There is a market for it. Some will say it won’t be big enough to make a profit but if they did it would draw attention to their brand. Let’s be honest what is really eye popping as of late? Z06 , very nice of course. Hummer? Of course, but what else? Silverado ZR2? Yea. But it came to the game 10 years later and still no supercharger. That’s an easy fix for sure.
But even if Chevy did this as a limited run it would bring excitement around the brand to a wide audience. Look at the Ford Raptor? People at first said it would only be a small percentage. People buy it and the Ram TRX now who don’t even go off road at all but just because they can if they want to.. that and they have a lot of power.
Do something exciting is what I been wanting for years..
Hummer, yes I love it but this could draw in more people that are more traditionalist
Solid axle, bleh. Was looking desirable until I saw that.
I want to export this to Russia and use it on their dirt roads and the NAVY seals can use this
I’m not feeling it if you think about it its so use less and is it even street legal
LOL I LOVE IT