Khodrocar - Descended from the muscle and sports car communities, a small but lively group of truck enthusiasts have continued to egg on manufacturers in the race to build faster trucks. And while virtually none of these muscle trucks are appreciated the way a Boss Mustang or Camaro SS are, a few have gone on to become legends in their own rights.
This list showcases the fastest trucks that automakers have developed so far. There are exceptions, however, as the list is limited to production models. That means trucks like the Hennessey SRT-10 Ram Venom 650R and the Chevrolet S-10 Xtreme Force are no-shows. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of firepower here. So without further ado, here are the world’s 5 fastest pickup trucks, ranked according to their acceleration time from 0-60 miles per hour.
5. 2015 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost
Chevy may have tried to make the new F-150’s aluminum-intensive construction into a big issue, but the case for the Ford is pretty strong. Over 700 pounds lighter than the previous F-150, the Ford’s diet is a big deal – not only because its 3.5 liter, 365 horsepower turbocharged EcoBoost V6 produces the same torque as its V8-powered rival (460 pound-feet), but because it’s quicker too. Zero to 60 in the V6 Ford comes in a fast 5.6 seconds.
4. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
Here’s a name that was so popular, Ford had to give it a second chance. When the second-generation F-150 SVT Lightning hit the streets, it could race from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds, on its way to an overall top speed of 147 miles per hour. Sixteen years ago, that was enough to earn it the title of the world’s fastest production truck, a title that’s since been passed on. Still, it’s hard to argue with Ford for naming this F-150 "Lightning” — after all, it could scream past all other trucks in a flash during its heyday. Not only was it fast, but its edgy aesthetics were also something to behold.
3. GMC Syclone
Simply put, the GMC Syclone has become a modern-day legend. On the surface, it appears to be a small commuter pickup truck, with very little to offer in terms of performance. On the other, it was an absolute monster on the track, keeping pace with Ferrari and Lamborghini models in its prime. Even Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear was impressed with the Syclone when he took it for a spin way back in 1991. The Syclone’s 0-60 time is pegged somewhere between 4.6 and 5.3 seconds, a speed that has yet to be matched by any other trucks even resembling the Syclone to this day.
2. Ram SRT10
Stealing the SVT Lightning’s crown in 2003 as a 2004 model, the Ram SRT10 is truly a sight to behold. The mad scientists over at SRT’s laboratories actually outfitted this truck with the engine from a Viper: a 500-horsepower V10 that could also make up to 525 pound-feet of torque. This was Dodge’s answer to the Ford Lightning, and the company replied in the loudest way possible. The SRT10 could jump from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, a record that stood for years.
1. Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged
There is a bit of controversy surrounding the world’s fastest pickup. In 2008, Motor Trend reported that the Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharger could scramble from zero to 60 in an insane 4.4 seconds. While some have called that number into question, no one has actually been able to refute it, so this Tundra variant gets to assume the throne as the world’s fastest. To put things in perspective, this is a full-size pickup truck that can keep pace with supercars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc. It gets there behind a goosed-up 5.7-liter V8 engine making 504 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. Simply astounding stuff.