Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Monster Truck

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Overcompensating studio executives and the contractors who build their home theaters will soon be clogging our roads with the latest iteration in America's obsessive desire for the biggest, most wasteful vehicles possible.This behemoth, the International Truck Corporation CXT, weighs a whopping 14,500 pounds and would hog roughly (we were never too good at math) 1548 cubic feet of precious LA roadway.

That's a big truck.

Oh, did we mention this diesel-powered beast gets 7 miles a gallon? That dismal mileage performance makes the Ford Expedition look like a Prius in comparison.

Support for LAist comes from

When, oh when, will this madness end? And what's next? Bradley tanks crunching down the 405 at rush hour? Tricked out semis with spinning rims and that weird blue light underneath tooling down Melrose? How about mass market transit busses with a soccer pitch in back, for the ultimate soccer mom driving experience?

The mind boggles.