Most new pickup trucks are built to be tough, rugged and able to haul cargo when the need arises. However in the past years, some manufacturer’s have bent the rules by dropping high performance motors into some of the most common truck bodies out there.
Combine a turbocharger or supercharger and you have some of the fastest pickup trucks ever built. Some of these trucks have zero-to-sixty acceleration times that would make an expensive, high-performance sports car tuck it’s tail between its legs.
The 1991 GMC Syclone was only produced for one year, it was discontinued by GMC to build the 1992-1993 GMC Typhoon sport utility vehicle. With only a limited production of 2,995 of these little rockets made. You were lucky to see one on the road and even luckier to ever get to drive one.
The GMC Syclone was equipped with an inter-cooled 4.3 Liter turbocharged V6 with 280 horsepower. The power plant was combined with Corvette 700R four-speed automatic gearbox sending a massive amount of power to the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. With a zero-to-sixty time of only 4.3 seconds, the Syclone was famous for being the only pickup to beat any high-dollar Corvette and Ferrari it was put up against.
Check out all the other pickups that made it on the top 10 fastest trucks list below.
Competition Always Gets You the Lowest New Car Price
When negotiating a new car’s price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the car.
As always, I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.
Top 10 Fastest Pickup Trucks Ever Sold In America
|Rank||Fast Pickup Truck||Horsepower | Torque||Zero-to-Sixty Time|
|1||GMC Syclone||280 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque||4.3 seconds|
|2||Toyota Tacoma X-Runner||278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque||6 seconds|
|3||Dodge Lil’ Red Express||255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque||6 seconds|
|4||Ram 1500 R/T||395 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque||5.7 seconds|
|5||Ford F-150 Tremor||365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque||5.8 seconds|
|6||Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged||504 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque||5 seconds|
|7||Ford SVT Lightning||380 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque||5.2 seconds|
|8||Dodge Ram SRT-10||500 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque||4.9 seconds|
|9||Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2||420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque||6 seconds|
|10||Ford SVT Raptor||411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque||6.5 seconds|
Source: Auto Manufacturers