It’s evident that pickup trucks are made for hard and uncomfortable work but some of them have been more than a huge towing monster. Pickup trucks are now a platform for experiment as we see them going from being outrageously bold in their design to fully equipped with modern amenities.
Here are some of the most memorable pickup trucks.
Ford F-150 Raptor
Being one of the most incredible trucks of the present generation the Ford F-150 raptor comes from the twelfth generation of awesome trucks from Ford. It has a 6.2 litre engine that produces a power of 411-hp. The monster has a special fox suspension with BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.
Dodge Lil’ Red Express
The little red express is nothing less than unique with its 7-inch and 8-inch chrome wheels in front and back. It was the fastest vehicle made in America in the year 1978 with 225 horsepower. The red monster didn’t just look good but was the favourite among those who wanted something distinctive in their backyard.
The black beast was a performance driven vehicle as it was exclusive to all wheel drive. It came with a 4.3 litre LB4 V6 engine with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels- first in any pickup truck. You will have to drive it to experience the real reason it made to this list.
The vehicle was the first crossover between pickup trucks and passenger cars. It was one the most famous vehicles in the late sixties. It came in numerous variations but all of them were packed with a V8 engine. The truck is still remembered as the one that changed the way pickup trucks were built.
The Honcho has often been seen as a trimmed version of Jeep Gladiator J10 truck. The truck had large 31-inch tires that supported its wide track Dana 44 axels. One could also order unique interiors specific to their taste. It had a 6.6 litre V8 engine that produced a power of 215-hp.
Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible
When Dakota arrived to the market in 1986, it singlehandedly overshadowed all compact pickups existing at the time. All future smaller half-ton alternatives would be mid-size pickups after this. But Dakota didn’t stop here. It also introduced the convertible to the pickup truck equation. Although the roof folded manually, Dakota still looked great with it down. Magnum V6 was the only available engine, and so was the two-door regular cab. Other worthy mentions from Dakota’s line-up are Shelby, Lil’ Red Express and Warrior Dakota – all revamps from the bygone era.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6
It is the most expensive truck ever produced with a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 engine with 536-hp. The truck was mostly expensive than $7,00,000 which made it an expensive buy especially when its use was for towing material. The beast was equipped with luxury features that were not to be found in any other performance based pickup truck ever.
These vehicles will always be remembered as the one’s that changed the landscape of pickup trucks. If you love pickup trucks, make sure you have one of these monstrous beauties in your garage.