Many diesel fans are aware that GM recently began producing midsize pickups with an available turbo-diesel engine. While these trucks are now known as the Colorado or Canyon depending whether it’s a product of Chevy or GMC, the midsize Chevy truck of the mid-2000s was referred to as the S10. Some of you may have caught wind of the now famous S10 that ran on Discovery Chnnel’s television show Street Outlaws, peddled by driver “Daddy Dave.”
While this S10 may be no contender for that Pro Mod-ish build, it is still very impressive, and best of all it’s diesel-powered. Thanks to the guys at 1320 Video, we hear one of the gentlemen explain, “It’s a 5.9-liter common rail out of a three-quarter ton … weighs 3,820 with me in it.” He also mentioned that it produces about 750 horsepower, and 1,450 lb-ft of torque. While they seemed to be a little bashful about it, we think this truck is very cool. After all, with power output like that, they are nearly pushing two pounds per lb-ft of torque – and it’s clearly evident by the violent launch seen in the video.
As you can see in the walk-around video, the truck is far from stock in regards to the frame and suspension, as it’s sporting a custom transmission, rearend, and supporting suspension. Safety gear appears to be well done and the interior has been stripped of everything not necessary for the quarter-mile.
We look forward to seeing this truck again, and hopefully they continue to push the envelope with that Cummins!