Complete photo gallery on Auto123.com : http://123.ly/fY0BgF - With several world premieres and unveilings, the Detroit Auto Show gave us the opportunity to take a look at the the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept.
The super sized truck will be the Ford SVT Raptor's closest competitor and comes equipped with the new 6.6-litre Duramax Diesel engine producing 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque mated to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission.
2012 Lamborghini Aventador vs 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R
2012 Lamborghini Aventador vs 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R + Photo Gallery on Auto123.com & Moto123.com http://bit.ly/z316Ra
With their badass fighter plane looks, state-of-the-art components, high-tech electronic driving/riding aids and gobs of power, the Aventador (for drivers) and the ZX-10R (for riders) are some of today's most ridiculously impressive machines. These marvels of engineering are designed to ignite passion, deliver mind-boggling thrills and satisfy our deepest, wildest urges.
Ford Vertrek unveiled at Detroit 2011
Complete photo gallery on Auto123.com : http://123.ly/icToZm - During the Detroit Auto Show presentation, Ford unveiled the Vertrek Concept, a future replacement for the company's Escape and Kuga compact SUVs. It mixes European style, off-road capability and lots of cargo space.
Range Rover Evoque Coupe makes its Canadian Premiere
More infos on http://www.auto123.com - Visitors of the Montreal International Auto Show will have the chance to admire the Range Rover Evoque Coupe 2012.
Nobody can remain indifferent to the beauty, finish and luxury of this SUV, both inside and out. Proposing interesting fuel economies thanks to its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, this vehicle will surely be one of the main attractions of the exhibition.
Chevrolet Orlando gives a good first impression
More infos on http://www.auto123.com - Already available in Europe, the Chevrolet Orlando was unveiled for the first time in Canada at Montreal International Auto Show.
Exclusive to the Canadian market for North America, the vehicle blending SUV, minivan and station wagon all at once will likely be a preferred option for families. It offers great seating and storage flexibility along with a finish reminiscent of the Chevy Cruze.
MOST EXPENSIVE PICK-UP TRUCK EVER?
This was the Ford Super Chief. Back in 2006 I did a feature for Car magazine on the concept of Ford's answer to a Rolls Royce quality pick-up. Designed by Peter Horbury, we got a ride in the working truck with Pete at the wheel. It was driven through the Detroit Dearborn factory, where they stamp out doors for F150 trucks. The workers had no idea we were going to rock up in a priceless concept with Peter driving it. Afterwards we went to Peter's house in the suburbs for afternoon tea. It was a memorable day. See the other videos for more on the Super Chief.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept
GMC SIERRA ALL TERRAIN HD CONCEPT TAKES HEAVY-DUTY CAPABILITY TO NEW GROUND
DETROIT -- The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept is an exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility. It is highlighted by a bold exterior design, enhanced all-terrain suspension and premium details expected of a GMC -- all designed to enable greater access to off-road destinations.
The new 2011 Sierra HD underpins the All Terrain HD concept, with a modified, production-based 4WD chassis and the Duramax diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed powertrain. The enhanced suspension and unique body dimensions, including increased ground clearance and wider track, as well as greater approach/departure angles, deliver off-road capability while maintaining HD levels of payload and trailering capacity.
"The Sierra All Terrain HD concept takes GMC's outstanding new HD platform to the next level, marries it to the legendary Duramax diesel/Allison transmission, and provides a heavy-duty expression of GMC's premium All Terrain package," said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. "It delivers the exceptional capabilities of the Sierra HD -- hauling, towing and performance -- and applies them to the toughest driving environments. It's the ultimate professional-grade tool for construction crews, ranchers and adventurers whose activities aren't limited by where the pavement ends."
The Sierra All Terrain HD features a unique five-foot, eight-inch Crew Cab/short box body configuration that supports a wheels-at-the-corners proportion. Shorter in overall length than production Sierra HD models, the concept's dimensions contribute to greater approach/departure angles. Additional off-road elements include:
* Wider, 73-inch (1,853 mm) track for greater stability
* Approximately 3 inches (76 mm) greater ground clearance
* Custom front upper and lower control arms
* Specially constructed Fox off-road shocks with remote fluid reservoirs (integrated in the wheel house liners)
* Front and rear jounce shocks
* Electronic front stabilizer bar disconnection
* 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich KM2 "mud terrain" tires mounted on 20-inch machined aluminum wheels
* Full composite underbody protection.
"The capability-enhancing attributes of the Sierra All Terrain HD build on the already outstanding capabilities offered in the all-new production Sierra HD trucks," said Hutchinson. "Although it is strictly a concept, it is a pretty realistic one."
From every angle, the All Terrain HD looks the part of a dedicated off-road performer, with bold, accentuated features complemented by a wide stance and tall profile.
Streamlined bumpers are designed to enhance approach/departure angles and incorporate frame-mounted recovery hooks -- with integrated skid plates. A large, airflow-optimized grille maximizes cooling in tough conditions, while a forced-induction hood delivers more air to the Duramax diesel engine.
"The design of the All Terrain HD is an expression of its capabilities -- strong, functional and absolutely professional grade," said Carl Zipfel, design manager. "We're excited about the design elements and exploring how they could apply to future GMCs."
Large fender flares stretch away from the body to cover the 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich tires. At the rear, the cargo box features lockable, lighted storage compartments, along with a number of tie-down cleats, including a pair in the bed floor and two on each side of the bed. A non-slip rubber pad is used on the tailgate, while two special compartments inside the cargo box provide access to a 110-volt power outlet and air compressor. A composite bed liner with a unique "circuit board" pattern provides a protective cover for the bed.
Motorized, deployable assist steps for the cab and cargo bed make it easier to enter and exit the All Terrain HD, while maximizing ground clearance during off-road driving. It also incorporates a number of industrial-grade lighting elements to provide greater visibility for safer driving where stars may be the only other source of illumination. The lighting details include:
* High-intensity LED headlamp, taillamp and fog lamp lighting mounted in impact-resistant composite housings and featuring edge-lit illumination
* High-intensity LED park and turn signal lamps
* Smooth-appearance front marker lamps integrated behind the top edge of the windshield glass
* Integrated center high-mounted stop lamp and rear marker lights mounted at the top edge of the rear window glass
* LED floodlights for the cargo bed and assist steps.
2010 Ram Power Wagon Off-Road Review
PickupTrucks.com takes the new 2010 Ram Power Wagon to Johnson Valley in Southern California for a rock crawling and wheeling adventure in this very capable off-road rig. Also, check out our full off-road test of the Power Wagon at PickupTrucks.com.
Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner. Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the dirt the best!
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Powerstroke pulling +11,000lbs trailer in snow
7.3L Powerstroke pulling +11,000lbs trailer in snow
Ford has K&N intake, 6 speed and strait piped!
Riding in spring time (march 19, 2011) snow was worthless around there but got better the higher we went.
I know nothing about the dodge cause...well i dont care that much about dodges(no offence)
The dodges snow shuttle weighs around 6 or 7 thousand pounds i believe. Thank you!!!
Introducing the Cadillac Ciel Concept
The Ciel -- pronounced "C-L" the French translation for sky -- is a four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac's design and product ascent. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac's historical grandeur, as well as a celebration of open-air motoring.