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Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all performance truck models. Choose an option below to read expert reviews of all available models from our writers and staff.
Performance: 2005 Stillen Nissan Titan Performance: 2005 Stillen Nissan Titan
Pop the hood on Stillen's Nissan Titan, and you'll immediately see where the extra power comes from: An intercooled Eaton Roots-type... more
Performance SUV: 610-Horse Rinspeed Porsche Cayenne Performance SUV: 610-Horse Rinspeed Porsche Cayenne
Swiss tuning house Rinspeed unveiled its radically slammed and chopped 600-horsepower Porsche Cayenne, dubbed "Chopster," at the last... more
Exclusive: Performance West Dodge Dakota T/A Exclusive: Performance West Dodge Dakota T/A
The 2005 Dodge Dakota T/A, a truck with a real attitude, courtesy of a tweaked 4.7-liter Magnum V-8 engine, a limited-slip differential,... more
Performance Truck: 2004 Roush Stage2 Supercharged Ford F-150 Performance Truck: 2004 Roush Stage2 Supercharged Ford F-150
Roush's Ford F-150 mods come in three levels: Tejano, Stage 1, and Stage 2, all of which are available on 4x2 and 4x4 platforms. more
Performance Truck: Joe Gibbs Performance 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Performance Truck: Joe Gibbs Performance 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
We tested a Joe Gibbs Performance (JGP) Silverado, a truck that quantified its performance gains by beating up on the factory-engineered... more
Performance Truck: 2003 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Stealth Performance Truck: 2003 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Stealth
The Galpin Motors Stealth F-150 SuperCrew is shrouded in black, enhanced for better maneuverability, and can help you find the way home... more
Tuners: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR Tuners: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR
The latest modern-tech retro-rod to hit the scene is the Chevrolet SSR. With its bulging fenders and vintage grille, the 2004 SSR looks... more
Performance: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR Performance: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR
There's no denying the new-wave retro age is here, as evidenced by the probable return of such nameplates as the Dodge Power Wagon, Jeep... more
Performance Truck: Stillen GMC Yukon Denali GTS Performance Truck: Stillen GMC Yukon Denali GTS
Stillen's Yukon Denali XL GTS.The fully loaded GTS we tested started life as a factory-fresh 4WD Yukon XL. more
Tuners: Techart Porsche Cayenne Turbo Tuners: Techart Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Well-seasoned German tuner Techart attempts to answer that question with a few packages designed to add more kick to the Porsche Cayenne... more
Performance: 2004 Hennessey 650R Ram SRT-10 Performance: 2004 Hennessey 650R Ram SRT-10
And, in doing so, the V-10's 505 cubes have the fortitude to make the Ram SRT-10 the quickest, fastest production truck ever. Yet for some,... more
Performance Truck: Kenne Bell Lincoln Navigator Performance Truck: Kenne Bell Lincoln Navigator
Bell's latest application takes Lincoln's ultra-lux Navigator and successfully transforms it into a hot-rod 'ute. Starting with Lincoln's... more
Ford SVT Lightning Bolt Ranger Prototype - Performance Truck Ford SVT Lightning Bolt Ranger Prototype - Performance Truck
Call it a toy. Call it wild and crazy. But don't even think about calling it slow or boring. We're talking about one of the most monstrous... more
Lightning Fast Dodge Ram SRT-10 Lightning Fast Dodge Ram SRT-10
The Dodge Ram SRT-10 is the third Dodge vehicle branded with the Street and Racing Technology label, following the Viper SRT-10 and Neon... more
Performance Truck: Dyno-Proven XS-425 Chevrolet Tahoe Performance Truck: Dyno-Proven XS-425 Chevrolet Tahoe
How cool is this scenario? You sit down with your friendly neighborhood Chevrolet dealer to order a new Tahoe, and amid the usual post-deal... more
Road Test Performance: 217.314 Miles Per Hour 2003 Dodge Dakota Road Test Performance: 217.314 Miles Per Hour 2003 Dodge Dakota
Think you have a fast pickup truck? Are you convinced the big brute in your garage is at the top of the food chain? Sorry, Bunkie, it's... more
Road Test: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Joe Gibbs Performance Road Test: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Joe Gibbs Performance
Joe Gibbs Performance starts with a base standard-cab 2003 Chevrolet Silverado (the lightest model) with a 4.8-liter V-8 engine and manual... more
Reader's Rides 2004 Reader's Rides 2004
We do a special Reader's Rides section, which seems to get bigger every year. Unfortunately, there are only so many pages in each issue, so... more
Road Test: 2003 Lingenfelter Hummer H2 Road Test: 2003 Lingenfelter Hummer H2
They're everywhere. Wherever you turn, you're almost guaranteed to see a new Hummer H2 cruising down the street or bounding over boulders. more
2003 SVC Hummer H2 Performance Review 2003 SVC Hummer H2 Performance Review
At $50,000, a stock Hummer H2 is something of a bargain in the world of ultra-capable SUVs. It's one of a handful of drives that can tackle... more
California Car Cover Ford Escape California Car Cover Ford Escape
This Ford Escape project began with removing all the stock body cladding, sanding the panels smooth, and fogging on a layer of... more
2002 Hamann Range Rover HM50 2002 Hamann Range Rover HM50
Yet that still wasn't good enough for Hamann Motorsport, which felt this Range Rover needed even more power and pizazz. more
2002 Ford Excursion Limited Banks PowerPack Performance Road Test 2002 Ford Excursion Limited Banks PowerPack Performance Road Test
For Ford Excursion Limite downers who want the next level of sheer thrust in a civilized package, a close look at Gale Banks Engineering's... more
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo Performance Review 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo Performance Review
Chevrolet's TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo exists only as a concept vehicle, and we can't give you an on-sale date. Yet. What we can offer is a... more
Kia Trophy Truck - Performance Review Kia Trophy Truck - Performance Review
Wait a minute--I'm getting ahead of myself. I was behind the wheel of a handbuilt desert-racing truck campaigned by...Kia? That's right. more
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