Uncompromising Capability: These 6×6 Trucks Can Take You Everywhere
If four wheels are good, six must be better, right? We’re not looking at dually pickups, but trucks with six wheels and three axles to give you more off-road capability when you want to tackle the toughest trails. They aren’t common, but these 6×6 trucks are pretty cool and extremely capable.
The Hennessey Goliath is an amazing 6×6 truck
We know what the Hennessey company is capable of and hearing their name on one of these big and bad trucks gets our off-road hearts pumping. The Goliath is a modified version of a Chevy Silverado Trail Boss with an extra pair of wheels, a longer bed, and a six-inch lift kit. Toss in a new suspension and a massive 705-horsepower V8, and you’ve got a truck that can do anything, including hitting 60 mph in only 4 seconds.
What is the Mercedes-Benz 6×6 G63 AMG?
The name alone tells you this has to be one of the most amazing 6×6 trucks in the world. Instead of using a tuning company, this brute is entirely built at the Mercedes-Benz factory. The MB team took a mild-mannered G63 AMG and added another pair of wheels, a third axle, and some amazing off-road stuff to achieve success. This incredible truck uses a 544-horsepower V8 engine and offers independent axle suspension to give drivers the desired ground clearance.
The Rezvani Motor Hercules 6×6 is an awesome truck
Rezvani could have left this vehicle in its SUV form, but that might not have been as much fun. This company upgraded a Wrangler to make the TANK previous, but the Hercules 6×6 truck is even more insane. The Hercules is also Wrangler-based, but it’s extended by 20 feet, has a 7-foot bed, an additional axle, a bulletproof body, and a massive 1,300-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. This isn’t your typical Jeep Wrangler.
Hennessey grabbed a Ford and made the VelociRaptor 6×6
How can you make a Ford Raptor better? Give it to Hennessey and see what happens. The VelociRaptor has an extended bed, seven additional inches of ground clearance, massive 20-inch wheels, 37-inch off-road tires, Brembo Brakes, and high-intensity LED lights. This makes the VelociRaptor a serious 6×6 truck.
What is a 6×6 truck used for?
Originally, 6×6 trucks were designed to be functional heavy-duty trucks for the military. The 6-ton 6×6 truck has a pair of dually rear axles and sits tall and strong to transport troops, weapons, or other cargo across rugged terrain. Non-military 6×6 trucks are used mostly for off-road hardcore fun and for show.
How much is a 6×6 conversion?
Typically, these truck conversions cost more than the original truck and require the hands of specialized tuners, like Hennessey. Converting a Jeep Gladiator into a 6×6 costs $132,000 above the base price of the Gladiator. This isn’t a surprising amount for one of these conversions. If you want one of these beasts, you’ve got to shell out the cash.
Are 6×6 trucks good in off-road conditions?
Yes, in fact, 6×6 pickups and SUVs specialize in off-road situations. These vehicles usually receive more power than their 4×4 counterparts, allowing them to drive much faster over tough terrain.
Next, check out a self-driving truck program, or watch this 6×6 trucks video below to see how impressive these vehicles can be when facing rough terrain.