The international car show around the world showcase the most exclusive and outstanding vehicles by the brands. In the latest and most awaited 2018 Chicago Auto Show, there were coupes, sedans, SUVs and trucks showcased with some of the best and most advanced technologies. Trucks are considered as one of those adventure vehicles perfect for the UAE off-road adventure trips giving maximum performance. The latest offerings of automakers in the international auto show also offered some very impressive concepts which are awaited by the public itself to be part of the production line.
The 6X6 beasts and monster trucks had always gained more attention due to their aggressive yet impressive appeal. Moreover, pick-up trucks and trucks have always been the centrepiece of most of the automakers’ display in international car shows. Spotting the hidden gems is not what everyone is capable of, but we have brought five high-performance modified trucks from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show which made the headline and stole the show. If you are a looking for some sturdy and impressive vehicles to buy, which are mighty and most good looking as well, then here’s our find from the Chicago Auto Show 2018.
Here is a glimpse of international car show Chicago Auto Show 2018 showcasing the beast of the trucks with good looks, sturdy body and impeccable performance.
GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X All Mountain Concept
Though this is a factory concept showcased in the Chicago Auto Show 2018 GMC Denali 4WD Crew Cab platform it has everything to appeal to a car enthusiast. The GMC Sierra 2500HD is a heavy-duty truck featuring a full set of customized tracks and providing additional ground clearance. This heavy-duty truck is capable to offer increased flotation while traversing dirt and mud and allows it to get around a mountain without much effort. Also, it has official GMC accessories, Sierra-branded sport bar, 3-inch off-road step bars front and rear floor liners, Thule hitch-mounted ski and bike carrier, bed extender and a lot more innovative yet functional features. Sierra is one of the most premium vehicles by the brand, and introducing a heavy-duty truck by the brand adds more value to the Sierra line.
GMC All Mountain concept still managed to have a lead at the international car show. The bodyside graphics, underbody LED lights, wheel well and snowboard racks, had been a very captivating sight for the visitors.
Toyota Tundra at the International Car Show
In Chicago Auto Show 2018, the Tundra is biggest, fiercest and one of the best trucks showcased on the international auto show. Though it was not its first debut it never fails to impress the adventure vehicle enthusiasts. It has massive 66x42x25-inch tyres that are mounted to custom SWR wheels giving it a more impressive and aggressive appeal. The latest Toyota Tundra weighs 10,000 pounds, houses a 500-hp 5.7-litre TRD-supercharged engine. It roughly gives weight to power ratio of a standard heavy-duty dually diesel truck making it more perfect for the UAE for off-road purposes. It also comes with fully hydraulic front and rear steering, high-rise four-link suspension and 20-ton Clark planetary axels. Tundra is one of the highest sold vehicle and equally popular in the world and the UAE.
This monster pick-up truck remained the centre of attention for many due to its monstrous look and breath-taking modifications. Although the brand had also introduced the 2018 TRD Pro series and two more high-powered off-road packages, the Monster Tundra had been the best among the segment.
2018 Chevrolet Retrorado at International Auto Show
This short-cab Chevy truck offers a lot of BDS Suspension hardware, a lift kit, Recoil Traction bars in the back, BDS control arms in front and fox shocks. Started its life as a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 which might not be very interesting for the enthusiasts, it was modified into the newest creation, named as Retrorado. It is a short bed standard cab modified with retro styling and build a modern package to beat the competitors. It sits on a preproduction 8″ BDS IFS System along with Zone Off-road 1.5″ body lift to fit 39″ Interco tyres. The truck looks appealing from every angle and offers a performance which is demanded by the adventure vehicle enthusiasts. Chevrolet brought the retro styling back with this truck and offers the best of everything it could offer in a truck.
Ford Shelby F-150
Tuscany brought the modified yet amazingly powerful truck to the international car show, added with BDS suspension lift. The 2018 Ford Shelby F-150 was upgraded for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show and was showcased with a 5.0-litre V8 dual-injection engine paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The supercharger of the Ford Shelby was slightly revised to enhance the horsepower. This new monster truck has 20-inch wheels which are revised for this edition, all-new interior leather and billet pedals.
The truck was laced with highly advanced and powerful automotive features to enhance the performance, including a 20-inch wheel wrapped in BFG All-terrain T/A KO2 tyres, a new wire-mesh grille, fender flares, tonneau cover, functional ram air hood scoop and Shelby graphics. The biggest upgrades were made under the hood to make it more aggressive, powerful and undoubtedly amazing truck in the category. The outlandish exterior upgrades and extra horsepower has increased its appeal and demand in adventure vehicle enthusiasts. Initially, it was a 2018 F-150 Super Crew that is now available with whopping performance modifications and is sold by Ford dealerships.
Ford F-550 Skeeter Brush Truck 6X6 Firewalker
The Ford showcased their F-550 Skeeter Brush Truck 6X6 Firewalker fitted with a 6.8-Litre SOHC V-10 capable of producing 288 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque. It has a standard hub-locking front axle, another gearbox that splits the power evenly among intermediate and rear axles that are supported by F-550 front coil springs. It has a towing capacity of 18,500 pounds. The Skeeter Brush Truck has a weight rating of 24,000 pounds and a true reflection of engineering meeting performance.
The 2018 Chicago Auto Show is one of the most revered international auto shows around the world and showcased the high-performance, demanding and modern vehicles from the renowned brands around the world. Trucks are never out of fashion and so the performance modifications. The time of the year when auto shows are announced, car enthusiasts excitedly wait for the best coming their way, and this was the case in recent Chicago auto show as well. All the trucks were highly modified and justifying the expensive price tags being capable enough to stun the car enthusiasts.
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