The roads of Australia are full of beautiful cars from a variety of manufacturers. One of the most prominent car makers in the world is Chevrolet, selling a consistent 1.5-2 million vehicles a year, according to GM Authority.
The American company has debuted a new ute concept, dubbing it “The Beast”. This vehicle, according to Dom Tripolone, packs powerful performance and rugged rock-hopping ability. Based on the Silverado pick-up truck, this vehicle is set to take everything to the next level.
General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV) is set to sell the Silverado later this year to Australians, but if that particular car doesn’t do enough for you, “The Beast” may be here to do just that. The vehicle will have a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine, with 485kW with an estimated 850-plus Nm. Enjoy this with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In contrast, the Chevrolet Silverado HD coming to Australia has a 6.6-litre V8 turbodiesel engine that has 332kW and 1234Nm. The power figures will be confirmed in Australia after final certification. Additionally, the Silverado can tow a whopping 6000kg.
Chevrolet is set to debut “The Beast” at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SEMA show itself is a landing ground for companies to show off their aftermarket wares. That show is not open to the general public and is a trade-only event. However, it is likely the details of the vehicle will be revealed after the event, which has exhibit hours until Friday, November 5 at 4pm.
“The Beast” is equipped with 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in 37-inch all-terrain tyres. It has Brembo brakes to add impressive stopping power. But that isn’t all! The vehicle has a wider track than normal, with boosted suspension aiming to provide impressive handling during high-speed off-roading.
Additionally, “The Beast” has plenty of ground clearance with the skid plates made for tackling any rough tracks. With two spare types, an open cabin, off-road LED lights, two seven-inch screens and Recaro sports seats, there is no end to what this vehicle could offer.
It remains to be seen what the price point will be for “The Beast” or perhaps when it will be available here in Australia and New Zealand, but you can be sure it’ll make the news when it does.