for those, like me, who thought that the ford f-350 superduty, 4wd, cummins diesel 4-door, extended cab pick-up and the hummer h2 were the epitome of O-M-G, i've been sadly mistaken...
International's CXT pickup truck is built on the
same platform as the company's snowplows.
The new CXT from International is hu-freakin-mongous. This bad boy is nine feet tall. It's got thigh-high tires, and two running boards up to the cab, and door handles you have to stretch for. When the bed gate folds down it's about as high as a mantelpiece. The truck is built on the same platform used for snowplows and dump trucks. It carries six tons -- some three times what a normal pickup would tote -- tows up to 22 tons, and comfortably seats five people, even with embarrassing body mass indexes.this is what happens when the richest country in the world keeps raising the bar on what "over-the-top" really means - you get something so obscene and so nauseating in terms of the "you-HAVE-GOT-TO-BE-KIDDING-me" factor, it beggars desecription... is this what it means to live in america...? god, i hope not...
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International sees several potential markets: small-business people such as landscapers; dealers who may want to use it for its promotional value; high-profile people who need showy Bigfoot-type rides; large companies like Coca-Cola, which is using the truck to promote its new Vault energy drink; and outdoorsmen who might have boats to haul or duck blinds to cart around.
The CXT was designed as a promotional tool, says David Wrobel of International's marketing wing. Coca-Cola has bought a few; so has Irwin Tools. No surprise, some celebrities have taken a shine to it, too. Demi Moore's paramour, Ashton Kutcher, has one. So does the NBA's Jalen Rose. The company has sold 250. Each one retails for $120,000. A tow hitch costs extra.