The Older Model GMC Sierra 1500 Can Get Down

Today's vehicles can carry tectonic plates and are laden with countless functions and 50 different engine options. 

The Ram 1500 TRX and the Ford Raptor are two examples of off-road performance-oriented pickups whose power and ...

speed have grown to be significant revenue generators for the pickup truck market. 

These kinds of powerful trucks can cost quite a bit at the dealership, but if you still want to tear up the road with your truck, check out the 2014 6.2-liter V8 GMC Sierra 1500.  

Haul some lumber and burn the road up

Unexpectedly, the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab V8 came in rather high on Car and Driver's list of the quickest pickup trucks they had ever tested. 

Its 5.4-second 0-60 mph sprint resulted in it landing at a tied No. 7, so perhaps I shouldn't claim that it was unexpected. 

Yes, it's not a Ferrari, but that is still rather fast. This is a crew cab American pickup truck, not a little car or even a waggon.  

The GMC Sierra 1500 engine  The 5.3-liter engine V8 was the default engine for the GMC Sierra, but the clever among us would have paid the extra $1995 for the 6.2-liter V8. 

According to Car and Driver, the 6.3-liter V8 engine produces 420 horsepower. 

The GMC Sierra 1500 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds while travelling at 99 mph across a quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds. This pickup vehicle is a GMC, to boot!  

The 6.2-liter V8 is quickly referred to as the "Corvette engine" by GMC aficionados. 

Although we are aware that this isn't really the case, it still sounds wonderful.