When we think of trucks, we think of size and towing capability. More horsepower and torque usually means better towing power. Speed rarely comes into the equation. But, as with everything, there are exceptions to the rule; and Daily Rubber will show you just a few of those exceptions.
There are trucks which can go as fast as your performance hatchbacks, making them the most fun you can have when transporting bales of hay. And here they are (in no particular order).
1. Chevrolet Silverado SS
Launched in 2003, the Silverado SS was the spiritual successor of the 90s’ 454 SS. It was equipped with a standard 6.0-liter Vortec High Output V8 that was rated at 345 HP and 380 lb ft of torque. This all translated into an acceleration of 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds, and it could go a quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds.
2. Ford F-150 Tremor
This is Ford’s second-fastest pickup. It goes from 0 to 60 in a speedy 5.8 seconds, and is powered by a relatively tame 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. This engine, though, gives out 365 HP and 420 lb ft of torque. Oh, and it goes relatively quiet at most speeds. It’s quicker than its bigger brother, the Raptor, but it’s also 1,000 pounds lighter.
3. Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged
Though it doesn’t look it, this muscle truck goes faster than many muscle cars, and won’t get left behind by proper sport cars. It does 0 to 60 in an astonishing 4.4 seconds; that’s as quick as the 2006 Porsche Carrera S. It’s powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that churns out 504 HP and 550 lb ft of torque.
4. Dodge Ram SRT-10
In case you’re wondering, the SRT isn’t a typo. This truck actually uses the same engine that powers the Viper. It’s fast (goes from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds), it’s powerful (under the hood is a 510 horsepower 8.3-liter V10) and it’s loud (that’s a Viper and a truck in one, what do you expect?).
In 2004, it set the record for World’s Fastest Truck in Guinness World Records and Sports Car Club. In short, the Ram SRT-10 was built for speed. If you want a true muscle truck, it doesn’t get any better than this.