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The Hennessey Goliath Tops Our List of the Best 6x6 Trucks


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Nothing says heavy-duty like a 6x6 truck. These monstrous machines are the pinnacle of hauling and payload power and also get the job done in any off-road scenario. Some models are also more specifically designed for off-road journeys and overland expeditions.

When it comes to 6x6 trucks, it's hard to pick a bad model. 6x6 trucks are generally considered a premium product, so they are consistently well-made vehicles. Of course, even among exceptional vehicles, certain models stand out. We'll start out with our best-of-the-best favorite model and then give a few alternatives, as well.

The Hennessey Goliath 6x6 Truck

6x6 truck designers are always one-upping each other, and the most recent product of this healthy competition, the Hennessey Goliath, is an absolute beast. The first iteration was made for a wealthy potato farmer and auto enthusiast in Wisconsin, but 24 more units are now planned for production and sale. This modification of the Chevrolet Silverado by Hennessey Performance introduces several updates to the classic utility pickup, most noticeably an extra rear axle and rear suspension for greater hauling and off-road utility.

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Hennessey makes several other improvements to accommodate this extra axle The bed needed to be longer, which also provides greater cargo capacity. Hennessey also added a lift kit for greater ground clearance and 20-inch wheels to match. For increased performance, Hennessey added a stainless-steel exhaust and cold air intake to the Chevy Silverado for an increased 450 hp. The roll bar is improved, as well.

The Hennessey Goliath is customized with a black and red interior to match the sleek exterior. The interior badges are also sure to leave an impression. You can purchase a Hennessey Goliath 6x6 for $345,000.

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Runner-up 6x6 Trucks

Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 Truck

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor, a Ford Raptor conversion, reigned supreme before the Goliath was introduced. It notably introduced Hennessey Performance's 600 Twin Tuning Package to the Ford Raptor's 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine.

G63 AMG Mercedes 6x6 Truck

AMG set the original benchmark for production model 6x6 truck conversions. In terms of off-road performance, it's certainly in the running for best 6x6. This official Mercedes-Benz model adds almost 10 inches of ground clearance to the standard Mercedes G63. It also boasts the highest horsepower and most powerful engine on a production 6x6 truck, getting 544 hp out of the 5.5-liter V8 engine.

Arctic Trucks AT44 6x6 Truck

Arctic Trucks has a 6x6 truck designed for off-roading and overland travel, as well. The 3.0-liter diesel engine isn't particularly fast, but its off-roading power is hard to match. If you recognize the Arctic Trucks brand, it's probably because they are behind the Hilux Toyota conversion made for Top Gear's overland arctic journey.

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Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 6x6 Truck

If you're a fan of the Land Rover Defender, you'll love Kahn Design's 6x6 conversion. The Land Rover defender is an outstanding off-road vehicle in its own right, and the 6x6 version takes it to the next level. There are tons of other improvements made in terms of both styling and performance, including a 6.2-liter V8 engine upgrade.

Conclusion

Each of these 6x6 trucks are outstanding models. If you are in the market (aka, if you're swimming in cash), you can't go really go wrong with any 6x6 model. However, if you're looking for the pinnacle of 6x6 performance, the Hennessey Goliath is your best bet.

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