We know that most trucks are used to tow and haul loads and that straight up straight-line speed isn’t the chief concern for many truck owners. Despite this, we thought it worth it to round up the fastest production pickup trucks out there for no other reason than they’re wicked cool. There’s something about taking a vehicle type that’s not necessarily built for speed and making it go extremely fast.
These pickup trucks can’t tow and haul like their more typical brethren, but they can blow the doors off most sports cars when it comes to a drag race. That fact is enough to put a smile on our face and make us browse the used car listings for a lightly used version of these fastest pickup trucks ever made.
2005 Chevrolet SSR
The Chevrolet SSR was a terrible
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
The Ford F-150 SVT Lightning's supercharged and
2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10
A few years after Ford came out with the F-150 SVT Lightning, the engineers over at Dodge got a crazy idea: let’s put a Viper engine into our Ram pickup. The result of putting a massive 8.3-liter V10 engine that made 500 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque in a pickup truck was a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. The Ram SRT-10 had the looks that went with the speed, too, including a massive hood scoop and an optional rear spoiler. In terms of styling, the Ram SRT-10 was the opposite of the SVT Lightning, but then Ram always has more expressive styling than Ford.
2009 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged
In the first decade of the 2000s, Toyota watched Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge have all sorts of fun with their pickups, and the company couldn’t take it anymore. Before the decade was out, they produced the Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged. This Toyota pickup laid down a 4.7-second 0-60 mph time thanks to its supercharged 5.7-liter V8 that produced 381 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Much like Ford's approach, Toyota went with some modest styling upgrades hinting at the trucks potential instead of loudly proclaiming it with a big hood scoop or spoiler.
1991 GMC Syclone
Before all these