Price: $250,000 – Multi-Millions
King of the Dirt
The Baja 1000 is one of the toughest road races on the planet. To win it, you need a lot of guts, a gigantic bank account and a state-of-the-art vehicle.
The Baja 1000 Trophy Truck is the largest and fastest off-road racing vehicle on Earth. With engines that crank out over 700 hp they can reach speeds in excess of 135 miles per hour even over extremely nasty terrain.
With 26 inches of suspension travel in front and over 30 inches in the rear, these beasts can take most anything you can throw at them.
Any truck that meets safety standards can race the trophy truck class, so, theoretically, you could enter the race with the same truck you drove to work in, but with powerhouse corporate teams like Red Bull, Monster Energy and Volkswagen pouring millions into their trucks, you stand very little chance of winning in your stock Toyota Tacoma… Sorry!
The Pinnacle of Off-Road Technology
Trophy Truck’s Control Panel
Class rules dictate that Trophy Trucks “must have a production appearing utility or sports utility body”, but that’s pretty much all they have in common with their stock-truck ancestors.
Top Trophy Trucks are high-tech marvels utilizing the most up to date, state-of-the-art designs and materials available.
They’re most often 2-wheel drive, and most feature a 4130 chrome-moly tube-frame chassis covered by a fiberglass or other composite body.
Engines are required to be naturally-aspirated, and are typically V8s generating in excess of 700 hp. They are also required to be of the same manufacturer as the body of the truck.
Unfortunately, most are not street legal so you probably won’t be taking one of these trucks on your next weekend camping trip.
Battle of the Energy Drinks – Red Bull vs. Monster Energy
Monster Energy’s Trophy Truck is the most exotic, most advanced and, arguably, most ambitious ever built.
Andy McMilliin drove the 31 truck to a 1st place victory in the 2007 Baja 1000. At 19 McMillin was the youngest Baja winner in the history of the race.