Under the hood, it's got a 2.8 liter turbo-diesel, and what it lacks in horsepower it makes up for with plenty of torque. That power gets distributed to all four wheels, thanks to electronically locking front and rear differentials. You're not likely to get stuck, but if you do, there's a winch built into the front bumper to free you from whatever mess you've made for yourself.
Provided Chevy actually makes the Colorado ZR2, that is.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He would have all sorts of fun playing with this.