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Remote-Controlled Bulldozer

Remote-Controlled Bulldozer

We recently got up close with Caterpillar’s humongous, 900+ horsepower D11T bulldozer, which can be equipped with a remote control for moving earth in locations too dangerous for human operators. BattleBots 2.0, anyone?

Atrovos Shaman 8×8 ATV

Atrovos Shaman 8×8 ATV

The Shaman has eight custom-made low pressure tires. It can be driven in 4×4, 8×8 and a steering mode that enables it to move diagonally. An optional pump can inflate or deflate the tires to further improve handling on different terrain.

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2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150

Thanks to aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 is up to 700lb. lighter than its predecessor. Its four engine variants include the standard 3.5L 283hp V6 and a 2.7L twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost that produces up to 325hp and 375 lb.ft. of torque.

’76 MB Unimog 406 Doppelkabine

’76 MB Unimog 406 Doppelkabine

Originally used as an aircraft tug on German military airports, this 1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 4×4 was last used as a hunting vehicle. It still has its original body and 85hp six-cylinder engine but has new wheels and tires.

EarthRoamer XV-LT

EarthRoamer XV-LT

Based on the Ford F-550, the EarthRoamer XV-LT can accommodate up to eight people and has a durable one-piece molded composite body. It uses solar cells to power the modern amenities inside its roomy and elegant interior.

Semi Truck Gymkhana 2

Semi Truck Gymkhana 2

Behind the wheel of this powerful 2500hp Peterbilt semi is stunt driver Mike Ryan, as he does his best Ken Block impression hooning around between freight containers and evading capture. Ignore the acting. Enjoy the driving.

Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733

Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733

The Zetros is a 6×6 all-wheel drive vehicle with a 326hp 2.7L 6-cylinder engine. These two units were custom built for hunting in Mongolia. It has modern amenities such as a marbled bathroom, a bedroom, a 46″ TV and a quad bike bay.

Shockwave Jet-Powered Truck

Shockwave Jet-Powered Truck

Based on a semi tractor truck, the latest incarnation of this insane vehicle pumps out 36,000 horsepower, and belches flames from its exhaust stacks. Does the 1/4 mile in about 6 secs. and tops out at around 375mph.

Decked Truck Bed Organizer

Decked Truck Bed Organizer

Clean up and get the most out of your truck bed with Decked. It’s a weatherproof platform with lots of compartments, including two spacious drawers. It fits on most full-sized trucks. Made of recycled HDPE and steel.

Red Bull Frozen Rush

Red Bull Frozen Rush

The recent Polar Vortex may have frozen half the nation, but it made for the ultimate battleground during Red Bull’s off-road race of 900hp Pro 4 Trucks on the snow- and ice-covered slopes of Maine’s Sunday River Resort. More here.

Literal Ice Truck

Literal Ice Truck

To prove that the car battery it sells works in extreme cold, Canadian Tire commissioned a truck with a body made of nothing but ice, and then started it with a battery frozen to -40°C. Its body weighed a husky 14,000 lb. More here.

UPS Truck Holiday Time-Lapse

UPS Truck Holiday Time-Lapse

Aymann Ismail of ANIMAL set up a camera overlooking a UPS distribution facility in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen in the days leading up to Christmas, capturing the mesmerizing ballet of trucks moving in and out of narrow spaces.

Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split

Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split

Volvo Trucks hired Jean-Claude Van Damme to perform an insane split between two of their trucks as they drive backwards down a runway – showing off not only the power of JCVD, but the stability of the trucks and the skill of their drivers.

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Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab

Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab

Filson customized AEV’s supersized Jeep JK Wrangler. This double cab pickup truck has a 6L V8 engine, 17″ wheels, 35″ tires, rust- and dent-resistant steel bed and leather interior. It also comes with two rugged twill bags.

360° Rollover

360° Rollover

Stadium Super Trucks champ Robby “Channel Orange” Gordon landed a jump badly during a recent Las Vegas race. His truck started to roll over, but miraculously landed back on its wheels and he kept on racing. Exterior view here.

Ford F-100 Snakebit

Ford F-100 Snakebit

The Snakebit is a 1956 F-100 modified in the style of classic Shelby Mustangs. It has a 550hp 5.4L supercharged V8 engine and a custom stretched out body. It will be auctioned in 2014 to raise funds for a children’s hospital.

Icon Thriftmaster

Icon Thriftmaster

Based on the Chevy 3100 Thriftmaster, this 2-door pickup truck marries old school looks with modern amenities, including a 5.3L V8 engine that produces 435hp and 458lb.ft. of torque, touchscreen dash and even a Wi-Fi router.

Monster Truck Close Call

Monster Truck Close Call

The monster truck responsible for making part of the audience have their lives flash before their eyes at this rally in Reynosa goes by the name of Perro Loco. Skip to the 1:18 mark to see this Crazy Dog almost go off its leash.

2015 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2015 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Using a combination of spy shots and taking its aggressive styling cues from Ford’s Atlas truck concept, TopSpeed put together renderings of what the next gen of this beastly truck could very well look like. We like what we see.

Brabus B63 700 G63 AMG 6×6

Brabus B63 700 G63 AMG 6×6

It’s name is a mouthful, but Brabus’ pimped out version of Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 doesn’t care. If the original wasn’t bad-ass enough for you, the Brabus’ V8 gets a 691hp biturbo mod, and the reddest interior you’ve seen.

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Hamster Drives a Truck

Hamster Drives a Truck

The guys at Volvo Trucks pull another outlandish stunt, this time putting Charlie the hamster behind the wheel of a 15-metric ton truck, steering the vehicle through precarious turns with nothing more than a carrot as motivation.

Flaming Jet Truck

Flaming Jet Truck

This ridiculous truck not only shoots flames from its smoke stacks and from its tail, its powered by a massive jet engine that launches it down the track at 210mph in 7 seconds. Where it’s going, it won’t need roads – it’d just melt them anyhow.

Truck Won’t Stop Exploding

Truck Won’t Stop Exploding

We’re not exactly sure what sort of flammable cannisters were loaded onto this truck, but once it catches fire, there’s no stopping its explosive fury. By the time it’s all over, it lets out a whopping 39 big booms. (Thanks Digg!)

2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum

2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum

Thanks to its 5.7L V8, it can haul up to 1,500 lbs. and tow up to 10,000, but this burly beast is outfitted like a luxury car inside, with Lexus-grade leather, a premium JBL sound system, next-gen Entune, sat nav, and a huge cabin.

Semi Truck Gymkhana

Semi Truck Gymkhana

It’s not as nimble as a Ford Fiesta, but we’re still impressed with the tight turns, donuts and drifts pulled off by Michiel Becx in his semi. Those tire squeals are like music to our ears. Now who’s gonna clean up all that broken glass?

Dual-Driver Truck

Dual-Driver Truck

We’ve never seen one of these driving down the highway before. It’s an unusually long truck that actually has two drivers – one in the front cab, and another hidden beneath the wheels controlling the rear section.

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