If the F450’s two-ton hauling capacity doesn’t provide enough, umm, extension for you, check out International’s ultimate answer to small-man syndrome: the CXT. Think of it as the bastard child of a midwestern rancher’s truck and a big rig. It’s nine feet tall, hauls six tons in the bed, and will drag an additional twenty tons in trailer load.
It’s got an International DT 466 diesel engine under hood, producing 220 HP and 540 ft-lbs of torque — enough to pull a freakin’ Burger King to Jersey with no trouble at all. But somehow we doubt that most CXT owners do much pulling. Ashton Kutcher has one for crying out loud. Can you see him dragging a trailer full of gravel to pave the in-laws’ driveway?
The CXT’s real primary feature is exclusivity; International only produces 500 to 1,000 a year, and we hear that there’s a constant waiting list of people willing to slap down $115,000 to “join the club,” so to speak.
CXT Pickup Truck [International]