Celebrity Truck Series - Chris "Birdman" Andersen April 30, 2013

Basketball has been on everyone's mind lately. Today I wanted to look at the truck of an NBA star that's a pretty big deal. Chris Andersen AKA Birdman, who is known for being the tattooed star for the Miami heat, has a taste for trucks. His most recent truck is pretty awesome, and above that, a monster! It's common to see an NBA star driving a sports car or a customized luxury ride. Birdman went another route with his truck by choosing a SportChassis P4XL to customize. The SportChassis P4XL is "the ultimate luxury sport utility vehicle on the planet" and is a perfect fit for this bigger than life player that really is like a comic book character come to life. At this truck's heart, a Cummins ISC 8.3L diesel delivers power to a Allison TRV3200 in a 5-speed configuration. This setup is rated at 330 HP with a 1000-ft/lb torque. More than enough power to get you where you need to go, all while towing pretty much anything you could dream up. The P4XL has a 174-in. wheelbase and has 100-in. width and 264 inches from front to back. The huge 22.5" black rims are wrapped in Michelin XZL 425/65R and of course it has the off road package. image1 (2) The Interior As for the interior, Birdman's Limited Edition P4XL has an Italian leather wrapped interior, leather steering wheel, leather headliner, and basically everything else you can touch wrapped in suede. The guys at Car Toys in Denver, CO customized the audio system as well. The truck has a passive noise reduction system with Dynamat that helps to keep sound out and negate the sound that does seep in. In the dash you'll find a Pioneer AVIC-Z3 central touchscreen controller for audio, video, and GPS. From the outside, you wouldn't expect a lush, leather-wrapped interior, but that seems to be the point. Video, audio, and leather are hidden inside this massive vehicle. image2 (2) The Exterior The exterior of Birdman's truck is somewhat reserved. All black paint job, black rims, and a black push bar round out the overall look and feel of this truck. Accents like a lit running board and chrome strut grille add subtle accents to the all-black look. There are other chrome accents around this massive truck, like chrome outlines for the headlights, and chrome air intakes. To give the truck a more impressive appearance, a scoop hood has been added as well. Overall, this is a seriously mean looking ride. image3 (2) P4XL Background THe P4XL is built by SportChassis, which focuses on heavy duty pickup trucks. SportChassis trucks, while based off of standard semi-trucks do not require a CDL license, and are generally allowed on all major roads. This 6.5 ton truck is one of the largest SUVs on the planet, and tends to stand out wherever it goes. Some might say this truck is over the top, but this go-anywhere truck,. with 4 doors and a large bed, make it perfect for that larger than life guy. This truck would be a perfect platform for a train horn as well, big sound for a big ride.   image4 (3) Wrapping It Up Chris has always liked his trucks large, and this is just another entry in that list of trucks. Purchased in 2009, he still owns this truck, with a collection of other trucks and cars. He is a man that likes his rides, and this one is unique to most other celebrities out there.  Also check out the Seal Team 6 F-450. If you enjoyed this article it would mean a lot to me if you would share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus, thanks Marc

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