If you absolutely must have the biggest truck on your neighborhood, and money is no object for you, well, so the Ironhide Truck ($81,062) is your truck. Forget Hummer H1s, heavy-duty pickups and even small dump truck, ah, this pickup based on a GMC Topkick C4500 chassis-cab outsizes them all.
The Ironhide Truck uilt by Monroe Truck Equipment, it takes on the persona if not the actual transmutation ability of the Autobot pickup of the same name in the Transformers movie now in theaters. The truck of course boasts the same tough appearance as the movie character, including 20-inch, black-painted aluminum wheels (fitted with ginormous 40-inch tires), chrome big-rig-style vertical exhaust stacks, stainless-steel step tubes, black powder-coated front and rear bumpers and an attention-getting Autobot logo on the tailgate.
The truck bed is a standard, full-length, dual-wheel box with composite flared fenders. Customization options inside the cab include special air-supported front captain’s chairs, rear reclining bucket seats and an entertainment system with a 15-inch video screen.
Under the hood, the Ironhide Truck comes with an 8.1-liter, 325-hp, 450-lb-ft V8, or a 6.6-liter, 330-hp, 620-lb-ft Duramax diesel. Its transmission is a six-speed Allison automatic.
With a curb weight pushing 10,000 pounds, a 16,000-pound tow rating and the ability to carry up to 5500 pounds, this is one huge hauler. Most surprising is that Ironhide is truly nimble and easy to drive, despite its intimidating size. For those who haul huge stuff giant Airstreams, race-car and horse trailers, this is beyond heavy-duty. This is your truck, remember, the Ironhide Truck.