The 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks

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Everyone Wins in the Horsepower Wars

Pickup trucks are among the only vehicle segments where seemingly excessive horsepower is a necessity. A sports car can be fun without much horsepower as long as it can corner well. But trucks have an inherent need for that power, due to the work required of them.

There are some incredibly powerful trucks on the market, including the Ram 3500 and its available Cummins turbo-diesel engine, putting out an absurd 1,000 pound-feet of torque. But we’re going to focus on the light-duty truck market, where large gas V8s and even turbocharged V6 engines get the job done. 

Read on to learn more about these powerful pickups, and find the right truck for your needs.

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