2012 Banks Powers ICON-ic Truck

ICON Lead Designer and Chief Executive Jonathan Ward planned his next classic automotive design build around the anvil-strong Cummins 5.9L powertrain, heading straight to Gale Banks for assistance.

He knew that for power, reliability and durability, Banks offered a full range of proven power enhancing products and knew enough about the engine to get a World Record using the 5.9 at Bonneville. Ward was also confident that the engineering team at Banks would be able to modify or design components as needed to fit a one-off design. The result was a stunning truck with the power to match its good looks.

The redone truck boasted a 5.9-liter Cummins turbodiesel modified by Gale Banks Engineering and backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The Cummins engine put out 975 pounds-feet of torque. In addition to the actual engine upgrades, a bevy of Banks parts were added to the truck including a Six-Gun diesel tuner, a Banks iQ interface that raised up from the classic dashboard with the touch of a button, a Monster-Ram intake manifold, a Banks Monster diesel dual exhaust, Banks Brake intelligent exhaust braking system, and a water-methanol injection system.