Ballistic Buildings: The Five Fastest Trucks

Updated December 30, 2015


A truck faster than a Jaguar XF or a Mustang GT?

Sure, why not?

We love wretched excess and brawny masculinity.

Why give up the need for speed just because you’re driving a truck?

Here are the five fastest production trucks to take for a spin down at the local drag strip. DodgeRT

5.  Dodge Ram R/T.

Zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds.

This baby has a 395-hp, 5.7 liter V8 with 410 pound-feet of torque with an eight-speed automatic. Agile, fun to drive, and fast, very fast.



4. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning.

Zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds.

Though discontinued in 2004, the Lightning had a decade run as the fastest of the fast and reportedly reached a top speed of 147 mph thanks to a 5.4-liter V8 with a supercharger producing 380hp.


3. GMC Syclone.

Zero to 60 in 4.6 seconds (some say 5.3).

In a famous 1991 comparison test, Car and Driver compared the Syclone’s acceleration favorably to a Ferrari. The small pickup packed a wallop thanks to a turbocharged 6-cylinder 280 hp engine and all-wheel drive.


2. Dodge Ram SRT-10.

Zero to 60 in 4.9 seconds.

Viper and Prowler engineers developed this bolt of lightning in 2004 using extensive wind tunnel testing and inserting a Viper engine, a 500h, V10 that generated up to 525 pound-feet of torque. Top speed for this monster was 155 mph. “The only thing the SRT-10 needs is a big “No. 3” on the back window and a gun rack inside,” wrote one reviewer.


1. Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged.

Zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds (4.7 in some tests)

“Temporary Insanity” claimed one reviewer when this rocket hit the streets in 2009. The supercharger takes the truck’s 381hp, V-8 into the stratosphere with 550 pound-feet of torque and more than 500hp. “Like driving a ballistic building” wrote Car and Driver magazine.



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