Top 5 Trucks of the 2015 SEMA Show

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Once again there are so many great trucks at the SEMA Show that we could put together a top 50 list, but we won’t subject you to that.

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We’ve sorted through the whole lot, to put together the top 5 trucks of the 2015 SEMA Show.

The list kicks off with this 1940s International one a half ton flatbed which keeps its original looks with plenty of patina. Big rig style comes courtesy of two massive custom exhaust stacks, made to look like support pillars for the cage on the front of the custom flat bed deck.

And to cap off its badass style, a pair of miner’s picks are fit onto the mudflaps.

What would a list of SEMA trucks be without something completely over the top and this truck is exactly that. This Ford F-550 sitting in the Fusion bumpers booth is a ridiculous way to show off just bumpers, but it does get plenty of attention.

2015 SEMA Show Coverage

With six doors, three axles, rear-wheel steering and a full Baja-prepped dune buggy sitting on the back, this rig looks ready for action. And to cap it off, the headlights pay homage to old glory, because America.

Chevy’s Colorado Trail Boss is already on sale, but it doesn’t quite have all the right stuff to make it a real off-road performer. But this Trail Boss 3.0 Concept changes that.

Many of the parts on this are available on the production truck, like the Goodyear DuraTrac tires, 17-inch wheels, a G80 locking rear differential, an illuminated Chevy bowtie, rocker bars, a sport bard with LED lights and more.

But what makes the 3.0 special is a 2-inch suspension lift and the lack of that rear front air dam which just gets in the way out on the trail. Come on Chevy, build this truck.

Honda is headed to this year’s Baja 1000 with this truck, the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck. The brand says that the body on the race truck is teasing what we can expect when the 2017 Ridgeline is revealed. But the similarities between the two end there.

Powering this racer is a twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out over 550 hp, mated to a sequential race transmission. To help it power through the desert, Fox racing shocks, Rugged General Grabber Tires and plenty of LED lights have been added.

Good luck out there in the desert Honda.

Trucks lifted to sky high heights and slammed right to the ground are common sights at the SEMA show. What isn’t a truck that’s going to attempt to crack a land speed record, not to mention with a big diesel engine.

This Nissan Titan has been nicknamed Project Triple Nickel as a nod to the stock truck’s Cummins diesel engine that make 555 lb-ft of torque. But this is no stock truck.

Nissan has lowered it and fit it with disk wheel covers, a specially designed air dam, a brushed-nickel wrap and a safety parachute out back to make sure this beast can stop. The Titan will compete in the diesel truck class, looking to crack the current record of 191 mph. It will also take a swing at the FIA class A-III-9 to break the current record of 115 mph.

Nissan didn’t provide a timeline for when we can expect to the Triple Nickle actually racing, but there’s no doubt it will be an impressive sight to watch this big diesel rig speeding across the salt.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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