• Feb 7th 2008 at 1:35PM
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click above for more high-rez images of the International LoneStar

We give International full credit this daring design that we spied uncovered earlier this year. Still, it appears as though it's taken a giant leap back three decades with the new Class 8 International LoneStar. International said its mission was to create a big rig that married aerodynamic efficiency with a unique look and a wide range of customization. Having asked truckers what they wanted, apparently customization means 'more cowbell lights and chrome.' As upright and retro Lite Brite as the design might be, it still gets gas mileage as good as the best aerodynamic semis on the market, according to International.

Inside, the cabin evokes the kind of ergonomic class that could have been meant for the outside -- the sleeper has hardwood flooring for that at-home feeling. The truck comes with 42 factory options, 23 inside, 19 outside, and International itself said it wants to create the same kind of aftermarket following that MINI and Harley currently enjoy. If nothing else, the LoneStar is a rig more than worthy of Lone Starr.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That is HOT! Nice job Navistar!
      • 7 Years Ago
      With a better interior.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yayaja: So a guy that spends more of his time in and around his vehicle than most any of us do should not care about the looks and comforts of his rig? That makes no sense. If I were a trucker, I'd hope to be able to afford whatever rig "looked coolest" and had the best creature comforts. Nothin' like walking out of a TA and smilin' cuz I got the best looking rig in the lot!

      • 7 Years Ago
      The new Tundra killer!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's Over the Top!

      Get it?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey wow, you made a reference, and then pointed it out. Let me buy you a Diablo sandwich.

        (See look, I made a reference as well, and now I'm pointing it out. Let's all laugh and we pat ourselves on the backs for mentioning things.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Someone finally came up with an answer to the Peterbilt 389. Looks great going down the road, tremendous driver recruiting draw and has an option list that would make Porsche envious. Nice truck, but I'll stay with my Ryder leased fleet spec white-with-white-steel-wheels Freightliner Columbia.
      • 7 Years Ago
      autoblog, essentially a contraction of "automobile" and "weblog"

      that being considered lets look at the article: its about an automobile and the article is being logged on the web. stands to reason that this article fits within the basic parameters of a site called "Autoblog".

      You could argue that motorcycles don't belong either, but i quite like to read about the new bikes and even the new heavy haulers. regardless, no one is forcing you to read this article.

      Anyway, what is the fuel economy of the average aerodynamic semi?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Worlds most powerful PT Cruiser! I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow... Fugalicious. Big Rigs are primarily utility vehicles, so why would someone pay the premium (i am assuming this truck comes at a massive premium over regular big rigs) for something as horrendous as this even if they thought it was nice looking? It's still gonna be hauling frozen burger patties at the end of the day, does style really matter?
      Also, it matches the gas mileage of truck already on the market? Did this thing ever have a point?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Should have been unveiled by hookers. Don't truckers like prostitutes?
      • 7 Years Ago
      LOL so now we know where the filipino Jitney designers are getting jobs at in the USA.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Make it quick, I'm in a GD hurry.

      I do have to say I love both of those movies. And after hitting enter on the first post I asked myself why on Earth I would type "get it".

      Then I mocked myself.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey, congrats. You're the I don't get it guy of the day. If you couldn't tell I was mocking the stupidity of random reference/look how funny I am posts, then no wonder you thought that the posts were funny.

        If you were a girl (i'm guessing not, but you never know), you'd just be like that one song by that one band that sang about the girl that wasn't that smart.

        See, ain't references great?
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