• Which HEMI V8 is Faster? Ram 1500 Sport or Ram Power Wagon? Drag Race Week (Video)


    2018 ram 1500 sport power wagon hemi v8
    Ram 1500 Sport vs. Ram Power Wagon: HEMI V8s

    The second episode in our TFLtruck’s Drag Race Week series is a HEMI V8 grudge match. It’s the Ram 1500 Sport Night edition with the 5.7L HEMI V8 versus the Ram Power Wagon 3/4-ton with the 6.4L HEMI V8. The half-ton truck is rated at 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and the HD truck’s bigger HEMI is rated at 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.

    The Ram 1500 Night edition also has a couple of performance enhancing parts up its sleeve: Mopar intake and Mopar cat-back exhaust systems. Mopar does not have a certification on how much power these intake/exhaust parts provide, but the sound of the 5.7L V8 is a sweat song. You should watch the video to get the full sound experience.

    The Power Wagon is a lot heavier than the Ram 1500, but doing these side-to-side acceleration comparisons are just so much fun. It also shows the real differential between the trucks.

    Here is Episode 1: Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

    Check out this Episode 2 of 7.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    7 thoughts on “Which HEMI V8 is Faster? Ram 1500 Sport or Ram Power Wagon? Drag Race Week (Video)

    1. Andre – – –

      This really was utterly predictable. No surprise at all.
      PW not built for drag racing anyway….

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      1. Agreed. I don’t know what this was meant to prove. It did show how much the half ton won by but that was a question that nobody was asking. If anything I thought the gap would have been slightly bigger.

        Also it does make the power wagon look like good value compared to the night edition given the price and capability differences.

    2. You know I’m surprised that ram haven’t put the 8 spd automatic behind the 6.4 since towing rating is rather close to there half ton.

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