Flat Out Autos out of Arkansas is bringing another stunner to the 2023 SEMA Show. However, if you’ve been following along with what they’ve been doing lately, you’ll notice them harnessing a familiar formula. See, the days of the Chevrolet K5 Blazer and equivalent GMC Jimmy are long gone. A two-door, convertible full-size SUV that’s made for nothing else but for fun and capability. Hence why the value of a Blazer from this era continues to be incredibly high: we simply don’t see something like this anymore. However, Flat Out Autos will build and sell you a modern take on a new Chevrolet K5 Blazer or GMC Jimmy, as they revealed last year during the 2022 SEMA Show. However, this year, the Arkansans are going to show off a new Chevrolet K5 Blazer ZR2. And we love to see it.
Chevrolet Silverado-Based K5 Blazer ZR2 For The 2023 SEMA Show
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2-based 2023 Chevrolet K5 Blazer ZR2 from Flat Out Autos at the 2023 SEMA Show will feature a Whipple supercharger bolted to the top of the truck’s 6.2L L87 V8 engine. From there, it also features Dirt King long travel suspension, Fox Racing shocks, Nitto Trail Grapplers, Katzkin leather interior, RIGd Supply rear spare carrier, and a FiberwerX Vance & Hines Motorsports exhaust. The new Chevrolet K5 Blazer ZR2, or “KR2” for short, is also a 2023 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders contender.
Back in 2019, MC&T exclusively reported that General Motors canceled plans for a body-on-frame SUV that would have competed against the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner pickup trucks during a 2018 corporate restructuring. However, that’s not to say GM doesn’t know how to play in the mud, as it now offers ZR2 trim levels on all of its Chevrolet pickup trucks sold in the United States and Canada, as well as the equivalent AT4X trims on all of its GMC trucks.
Also on display at the Flat Out Autos booth this year during the 2023 SEMA Show will be a moderng GMC Jimmy, though not a model based on the Sierra 1500 AT4X. Instead, the custom-made SUV will be based on the standard Sierra 1500 truck.