Big and Roomy: 5 Most Brutal Pickups for a Real Man

Pickups are a special category of cars, and they are used not only for transportation of bulky goods. It’s the personification of a car for a real man, ready for any adventure.

Even if you are going on a trip to Florida, then forget about the crossover or Jeep rental in Fort Lauderdale, because a pickup is the only car that is suitable even for a trip to a wild beach.

This is your best friend who will come to the rescue at any moment. In today’s pickup market, the following models are worth your attention…

Chevrolet Silverado

Recently, Chevrolet has completely updated the look of its main pickup truck, which has many modifications in the U.S. market. The lightest version with a carrying capacity of 1.5 tons, as well as vehicles for 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5 tons haven’t been upgraded.

But the most popular versions of 2.5 and 3.5 tons now look just awesome – the front end of the car is the last thing you want to see in your rearview mirror. From now on, the pickup optics literally rises above the road, making the Silverado look like a haul truck. The power of this titanium is no less than that of a truck – so far is little known about the new gasoline V8 and Duramax turbo-diesel engine, but the torque of the latter is simply amazing. This motor is capable of providing 1,223 Nm of torque – it seems that this is enough to move the Earth off its axis.

Toyota Tundra

Tundra, which has already changed 3 generations, is available to this day since 1999. Perhaps the most brutal of all was precisely the second generation pickup, which comes with a 5.7-liter V8 power unit and almost 400 hps under the hood.

The huge body can easily accommodate a 4-wheeled scooter, and even a snowmobile with a tilted side or a special platform on the side. In addition, on the road, the Tundra looks much more serious than even the legendary Land Cruiser 200. By the way, the latter couldn’t, for example, boast of turning off half of the cylinders. Featuring a very quiet ride, the Tundra could easily become a 4-cylinder, pumping air without fuel through half the engine. With such an evil face, it’s not necessary to drive fast – the prince of darkness was in no hurry when he examined his possessions.

Nissan Titan Warrior

Unfortunately, Nissan Titan Warrior is a concept car. The usual Nissan Titan is completely not evil and not brutal – the creators designed a stunningly formidable show-car, but marketers were afraid to bring these fantasies to life.

Stylistically, this concept was very similar to the first generation of the car, which today could get into the rating. By the way, the common Nissan Titan also boasts of something interesting: in particular, its 315-hps 5-liter diesel engine received the “Engine of the Year in the USA” award. Its gasoline counterpart of a similar volume simply has 400 hps and a brutal appetite to match the brutal appearance.

Dodge Ram

This is a long-liver of the American market, which originates from the beginning of the 80s. During this time, the model survived 5 generations and reached the peak of its brutality in the penultimate version. It seems that it was on this car that Satan himself could drive with a dashingly slanted huge grille and evil headlights.

Despite the fact that in the last generation, presented earlier this year, Ram became like an alien from the future, having lost his evil laconic features, this pickup truck remained the second in the USA in terms of sales, and this is a really high level.

Another innovation was the fact that all cars are equipped with an additional electric motor and a 48-volt starter, which facilitates starting in any frost. The motors are standard for a pickup truck – gasoline and diesel engines with power from 300 to 400 hps. In addition, from generation to generation the weight of the pickup itself decreases, and its towing capabilities, on the contrary, increase.

Ford Raptor

Ford Raptor is one of the most striking pickups, but this’s not because this car is built on the basis of the best-selling Ford F-150.  The thing is the approach to the construction of this powerful and super-brutal pickup. While most competitors were increasing towing weight and lowering fuel consumption, Ford took a completely unpopular path.

This car simply ignores efficiency along with a 6.2-liter V8 engine providing 411 hps. Fuel consumption exceeds 20 liters of gasoline at a calm pace, and in the active driving mode it can even exceed 30 liters/100 km. But the main advantage is the suspension.

The car was equipped with an almost racing energy-intensive suspension, which is not at all afraid of potholes. Moreover, if you don’t notice the entrance to the bridge or a wide speed bump at 130 km/h, the car won’t even feel it – Ford Raptor likes to jump! As for the design, the car is the king of the road!

Steven K. Galloway