What trucks have really shook the pavement since the beginning of the century? Here is a list of the ten most powerful, gas-powered pickups made since 2000.
10.) 2014 Silverado 2500HD
The trusty Chevy Silverado comes standard with the Vortec 6.0-liter V8 that puts down 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque and a 6-speed heavy-duty transmission with overdrive.
9.) 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
The formidable F-150 SVT Lightning rolled into the new century at quite an impressive speed, particularly after 2001, where it one-upped the standard F-150’s shared 5.4-liter V8 thanks to a higher-flowing intake manifold, a larger intake-air duct, and a larger mass airflow sensor. SVT engineers were able to raise the supercharged V8’s output to an impressive 380 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
8.) 2015 Toyota Tundra
Toyota’s trusty Tundra now comes standard with the i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 that gives a steady 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The all new 2015 4×4 TRD Pro models also feature the 5.7-liter along with it’s new precision-engineered off-road extras.
7.) 2014 Dodge Ram 3500
Standard features of the Ram 3500 Tradesman consist of a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with variable valve timing and a 6-speed automatic transmission that is rated for 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
6.) 2015 Ford F-250
The new Ford F-250 begins Ford’s heavy-duty lineup, coming standard with a 6.2-liter V8 capable of 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
5.) 2014 RAM 1500
The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 can be matted with either a six-speed or eight-speed transmission, while being rated for 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
4.) 2015 RAM 2500 Power Wagon
A combination of workhorse abilities and rugged muscle, the RAM Power Wagon dumped its 5.7-liter V8 and replaced it with a 6.4-liter V8 adopted from high performing muscle cars such as the Dodge Charger SRT-8. The ample change gives the refreshed pickup a heaping 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque tamed by an automatic 6-speed transmission.
3.) 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
The charismatic amped-up F-150 boasts a 6-speed 6.2-liter V8 capable of 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque to accompany its extensive suspension components that make it off-road ready.
2.) 2014 GMC Sierra Denali
GMC’s Sierra took the title of most powerful light-duty truck with their 2014 model Sierra, which boasts the 6.2 V8 rated for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, accompanied by a 6-speed automatic transmission with over drive. The Chevrolet Silverado LTZ or High Country also shares this power plant.
1.) 2006 Dodge RAM SRT-10
Unlike other Ram trucks that came before it, the SRT-10 was built ultimately for speed. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic, depending on the type of cab, the 8.3-liter V10 Viper engine allows the brawny pickup to pump out 500 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque, enabling the Ram to be the fastest production pickup since the turn of the century thus far.