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Peering through the wheelwell of Pflueger's Porter Trophy Truck revealed the purpose-built nature of a winning Trophy Truck. Suspension and steering components occupy space normally reserved for the engine. In a departure from most designs, Porter Trophy Trucks have a backward-mounted engine that feeds power to a V-drive. The V-drive turns the power 180 degrees to the rear, making its final connection to an offset rear differential. Why go to the trouble of a backward-mounted mid-engine configuration? Better weight distribution and more room for suspension up front are two good answers. The best and final answer? It's off the scale in the trick department.

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