Who says pickup trucks can’t drift? And I’m not talking about custom-built rigs like Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s F-150 Street Truck. No, this is a high-riding, 4WD, Chevy Silverado 2500HD with a cargo rack, a missing tailgate, and a banged-up front bumper. This truck seems about as ordinary as it gets.

The video description says this Silverado is a 2002 model with the 6.0-liter V-8, but judging by its gratuitous burnouts and ability to dance sideways, the V-8 is either modified with more power than its stock 300 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque, or the monstrous 8.1-liter V-8 is really lurking under the hood.

That 8.1-liter was introduced in 2001 in the General Motors HD truck lineup and lasted through 2006. It produces a respectable 340 horsepower and a raucous 455 pound-feet of torque. That would be more than adequate power to morph those skinny tires into spinning hoops of smoke.

Regardless of what engine is under this Chevy’s hood, it let’s this workin’ man have fun on the track.

Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read More
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