• Aug 5, 2009
Car and Driver takes on the LoneStar Harley Davidson edition - Click above to watch the videos after the jump

Over the decades, we've read Car and Driver reviews of just about every high performance vehicle on the planet. While we'd hardly say that we're bored of 200 mph supercars and 3.2 second 0-60 times, it's nice to see C/'D mix it up now and again as well.

In predictable fashion, C/D once again tested a really expensive vehicle with 550 horsepower. But this big rig also hauls loads with 1,850 lb-ft of torque, or enough twist to drop Dorothy's house on some east-side gang banger. The International LoneStar Harley Davidson special-edition is most definitely not typical buff mag cover girl, yet the un-trailered rig managed a 0-60mph time of 20.4 seconds. That's almost fast enough to time with a sundial, but we suppose it's not terrible for a vehicle with an 18-speed manual that weighs 22,100 pounds.

Statistics have little to do with this video, though, and we're pretty sure C/D rolled film just so they could have fun with a life-size Tonka Truck. Hit the jump to view C/D take on the mighty LoneStar. While the 3:22 isn't quite as funny as we were hoping, we still got a decent laugh out of the trip out of the video's happy ending.

[Source: Car and Driver via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      "1,850 lb-ft of torque, or enough twist to drop Dorothy's house on some east-side gang banger."

      Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! Nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love Car & Driver, but that was indeed a terrible video. Definitely cringeworthy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry C&D, I'm a fan of your magazine but this video was simply boring.

      I guess after becoming a fan of Top Gear's productions, I can't help being highly disappointed by anyone else's attempts at films such as these.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn, that's an ugly truck! It looks like Karr from the 80's movie.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Eastbound & Down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      you dont have to be a redneck to think this truck is pretty badass.....stupid video though
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. This truck has excellent styling. My uncle, who transports his own cattle, bought one and says it is near-perfect. The quarters aren't as big as he wished. It does get a lot of attention. People mistake it for a Peterbilt or a Mack all the time though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ill wait for the 'ring times to be posted before i claim to be impressed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ^ that was funny!

        I blame the red shoes for everything!

        I'd love to try driving one of those suckers one day...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Red Neck is a racist term!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh... my... great religious deity...

      That was just sad. To even post that up is just terrible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought it was predictable and dull.

      They could have at least towed or uprooted something. Anything.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously. That was a poor attempt at humor. I suggest the C&D guys go watch some more Top Gear
      • 5 Years Ago
      So testing a transport truck automatically equals channeling inner redneck?
        • 5 Years Ago
        BigMcLargeHuge

        I watched the video, and the truck may be a prop but, their still
        associating it with rednecks. I guarantee they wouldn't have used a
        911 and associate it rednecks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you watch the video?

        The truck was just a prop in this 'channeling inner redneck' exercise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I didn't watch the video anyway, but I read the review. I love that truck; has anyone seen how awesome it is inside?
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