The 2017 Ford Raptor twin-turbo V6 versus the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 6.2L V8. Which is faster in a straight line? This question has been around since the beginning of time, or since there were two trucks in existence. There is only one way to find out and it is an old fashioned drag race. You requested that we do this, and we are happy to oblige.
We use a dedicated test facility at IMI Motorsports Complex for these tests. It’s a controlled environment that is available solely for our use when we film. They are open seven days a week. They rent track time and fast go-karts.
The high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2017 Ford Raptor produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and 4.10 axle gearing. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 packs a big 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, an 8-speed automatic, and 3.42 gearing with the tow package.
It’s Nathan in the Chevy versus Andre in the Ford. Oh yea, Roman shows up to spoil the fun, or is it add to the fun? Check out this fun video if you haven’t already (we published it on Youtube a few days ago).