Detroit 2011: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Eats Raptors for Lunch

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Detroit 2011: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Eats Raptors for Lunch
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Compared to the Ford Raptor, the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept is a T-Rex. Based on GM’s new Heavy Duty platform, this truck is in a whole other segment than the Raptor and was never meant to be a Baja machine.

Unfortunately, this is just a concept and GMC execs aren’t commenting on production possibilities. What’s more likely is that some of the design cues featured here will trickle down to the standard truck. With tight budgets during the recession, GMC opted to spend all their cash on a new frame and new engine. As a result, the truck is a dud in the looks department. It certainly won’t be, however, once some of this truck’s styling has been adapted.

Combining the standard Crew Cab with the 5′ 8″ box currently not offered on HD models, the All Terrain concept then gets a special front end with a massive front grille, custom matte-chrome accenting and LED lighting. A two-inch lift is also part of the package, with Fox Shox and custom control arms. To help the truck’s off-road capability, it has sculpted front end to deliver a maximum approach angle and the side steps that are retractable as well. In addition, the entire undercarriage is coated in a special hard composite for maximum durability.

Custom 20-inch 8-lug wheels give a real rig look to the diesel monster, as do flared fenders that house a two-inch wider track. Those 20s also help give excellent AWD capability when matched with a set of 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich KM2 “mud terrain” tires.

Under the hood continues to be GMC’s new 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 making 397-hp and 765 ft-lbs of torque.

Check out all the pics in the gallery below and see more 2011 Detroit Auto Show coverage here.

GALLERY: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Debut

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Read AutoGuide’s Review of the 2011 GMC Sierra HD Here

  • Dan Mellott

    I thought I seen it all when I laid eyes on the Raptor
    But this by far is The Best looking G.M.C. that I’ve
    ever seen.This is The Coolest and Meanest Looking
    Factory Truck of all Ever!!!
    What’s the price tag and does it come with a6.0

  • Mike Lowrey

    Meh I’d still take the Raptor. Proven at Baja and looks a lot better in my opinion.

  • chad

    Ugly!!! they should pay back te BAIL OUT $$$$$$ before building another FLOP!!!!!!!!!! The volt is a joke est. 30-35 miles before batteries go dead. Then the gas motors kick in then you get around 32 mpg. Whats the price of a new battery in 5 years????? $5000-$7500????

  • Michael

    WOW!!!!!!

    When will this be available??? I know its a concept but needs to be pushed thru to production!!

  • Cowboy

    I did find it funny that GMC’s concept truck could get credit for eating Ford’s current production truck “for lunch”. Of course, a fantasy will always trounce someone’s reality, at least from a marketing standpoint! But, I just can’t get over how much this thing looks life a Ford Super Duty…

  • sharon

    about time an awesome truck from gmc. own unique style, looks good, nice wheels..take it out back off road and put some mud on that baby .when does this come out and how much…

  • Hunter

    The Raptor and this thing are not comparable imho.
    Raptor=Purpose Built Desert Racing Truck
    GMC=More general purpose off roading vehicle that does better going slow on rocky trails

  • AL COMRIE

    AWESOME “BUILD IT” I WANT ONE..BEST LOOKING TRUCK SO FAR…LOVE GMC OVER THIRTY YEARS DRIVING THEM….”I HOPE THIS ONE MAKES IT THROUGH”…
    “BIULD IT”…..

  • dave

    Sign me up, build it. Oh yeah, bring back the 8.1 litre and stuff it in that truck.

  • Firefighter03

    Thankgod for GMC. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO BUY A FORD.

  • tomcat

    AWESOME TRUCK!!! looking for new truck. this will WORK – WHAT is the price tag? don’t care what it is. I would own 1.

  • John

    I order mine as soon as they are available!

  • Big Keith

    Nice truck but I’ll take the Raptor. GM is always behind the rest, especially FORD.

  • Big John

    Looks great , love to drive one, and when can I get one !?

  • kenneth

    I am sick of concept that never go to production. This GMC Sierra All Terrian HD should go foward in production. The interior is out of date especially the center counsel, the navigation system should be above the vent and should be much bigger.

  • Robert

    I was going to get a Ford Raptor but then saw this beast. Make the production model just like the concept and I’ll get it. LOVE IT!

  • havasu

    I have a 2010 DODGE RAM HD 2500 MEGA CAB as my SHOW truck, 22″ wheels, long arm lift, custom paint, and just ordered a 2011 Ford RAPTOR CREW CAB as my daily driver. BITCHIN truck for $50K! Chevy and GMC have an outdated truck with an oudated interior that they are trying to market with 20″ wheels and fender flares…whatever! Go drive it, (oh yeh…you CANT, it is a concept!)and why would you TRY to make a off road truck to compete with the RAPTOR @ 411 hp in the heavy duty line????!!! They must have known that their 1500 series could not handle anything but pavement!!!

  • Kirk

    It’s about time GM came out with a good looking truck again. I had to buy a new Dodge because all the newer GM trucks are unsightly. They should think about making it in a 1/2 ton. Which would make them affordable to more people plus it would be able to pass gas stations unlike the Raptor.

  • BR

    Build it and they will come!!!!!!!!! Nothing b etter than a factory lift and a diesel

  • cav scout

    I have been waiting and looking for a offroad truck that can handle pulling whatever i put behind it a OFFROADING DIESEL is the truck of my dreams i honestly can’t believe it took somebody this long to finally get it a OFFROADING TRUCK that is work horse meets cutting horse strait proformance the raptor is a great truck to play in but what about payload and work and since most of the time i’m off beaten path i need a truck that can handle being offroad 85% of the time still pulling a trailer or the other trucks out because they where never disigned to handle the great out doors a stock truck that can do that sign me up

  • tony

    When it is going to be for sale?

  • Gregg

    FINALLY, GMC HAVE ANWSERED ALL MY PRAYERS! I HAVE BEEN WAITING ON A TRUCK TO COME OUT LIKE THIS! GMC IF YOU PUSH THIS THE WAY YOU HAVE IT I WILL BE FIRST IN LINE WITH CASH IN HAND! HECK I WILL BUY THE CONCEPT MODEL WITH NO WARRANTY IF YOU WILL LET ME! THANK YOU FOR FINALLY PUTTING THE DURAMAX IN THIS TRUCK AND NOT FOLLOWING THE PACK WITH THE GAS BURNERS!!!!!

  • kit

    ford sucks donkey nuts

  • Brandon

    I want it!!! I’ll cut the check right now to take it off your hands… I currently own a 2006 model and my heart was crushed when i saw the 1/2 ton diesel concept thrown out the window… i have convinced myself not to buy a dodge or ford 3/4 ton but like so many have said…. the gmc interior is getting old… update the interior and slap it into this beast and i will be your first customer!!!

  • Brandon

    oh yea get rid of the electronic 4×4!!! give me a a manual shifter in the floor… i hate when the switch gets wet and wont shift in or out of 4×4

  • brannon

    make it single cab and short bed

  • matthew89

    i love how all you ford guys are talking shit bout this beautiful truck but your ford raptor doesn’t stand up to what it was built for Ive looked at numerous you tube fail videos of your ford getting stuck in desert

  • charlie

    well at least all these guys are out there playing in the desert with their machines and your just sitting there on your cheap ass computer bashing the Ford’s that you wish you were sitting in………….

  • http://www.facebook.com/maya.bradshaw Maya Bradshaw

    my dream truck!

  • Manuel Avila

    This truck better come out how it is like this. If not ima have to switch to ford. The desel engine is bad ass on a off road truck and the body just can’t get any better I love this truck and ima buy one when it comes out.