With their big tires, enormous engines, and insane performance capabilities, monster trucks are fantastic machines in many aspects. Now, the typical monster truck is of course not street-legal, mostly bound to shows at arenas and other special events.
But what about the real truck models that emulate that monster truck feel while still being legal for street use? Indeed, there are tucks out there that have all the characteristics, appeal, and appearance but with slightly milder specifications. Today, we looked at the best street-legal trucks that get as close to monster trucks as the laws will allow. Get ready to rip up the streets in these trucks below.
GMC Hummer EV
The Tesla Cybertruck might be the first fully operational prototype electric truck of the future. But GMC’s Hummer EV is newer, bigger, meaner-looking, and filled with several features that get drivers closer to owning a monster truck. But before attempting to reserve one, just know that the top-of-the-line version will cost around $100,000 (via GMC Hummer). It truly is close to a monster truck in that area.
The features on the Hummer EV are insane. The base version will have a 625 hp engine, the next up will have 800 hp engines, and the top-tier model has an astonishing 1000 hp at its disposal. As with all-electric vehicles, the torque figure is equally impressive, and its predicted range is 350 miles. But what really compares it to a monster truck are the drivetrain and suspension, which allow it to climb even the steepest obstacles. It can even go diagonally, bringing a new dimension to off-road driving. With an EV powertrain, the Hummer EV is blisteringly fast in a straight line. It can allegedly do 3.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, which is insane.