Can a heavy duty work truck (2017 Ford F250) be quicker at 0-60 MPH than a first generation 2014 Ford Raptor? We wanted to find out in this fun drag race review.
2017 Ford F250 XL
The Ford Super Duty is all-new for 2017. It has a new frame and an all-aluminum body. This truck is a base work truck regular cab with a few options. It has power locks, power windows, power towing mirrors with blind spot monitoring, and a towing package. It’s powered by an updated 6.2L gas V8 that now produces 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is also new. It’s a lighter-duty 6-speed automatic that Ford calls Torqshift-G. It’s not quiet as heavy as their Power Stroke diesel transmission. You can only get in an F-250 with a gas V8.
2014 Ford Raptor
This is our very long-term shop truck. It’s an all stock 2014 Raptor crew cab with an addition of a winch up front and a tonneau cover in the back. The older “Raptor-spec” 6.2L V8 is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, the Raptor also has beefy 35-inch BFG KO2 tires.
Both truck are making the acceleration run in 2WD. Which truck will come out on top?
The F250 surprised everybody with a win and a blistering 7.86 second 0-60 MPH run. This is impressive considering that our IMI Motorsports test track is at a mile above sea level. And all naturally aspirated vehicles are 1.0-1.5 seconds slower than at sea level due to lower air density.