This is a classic TFL mashup drag race with a simple question. Which truck is faster: a twin-turbo Ford Raptor or a supercharged GMC Canyon? It’s also a ‘Run What You Brung’ and a ‘Dude, I love my Truck!’ episode.
The all-new Raptor packs a lot of high-performance off-road equipment into one truck. It includes a high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is rated at 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque (at the crank). The Ford V6 is backed up by a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Matt brought his 2015 GMC Canyon All-Terrain that packs a 3.6L V6 and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Matt added a RIPP supercharger with an intercooler to produce up to 370 horsepower to the wheels as verified by dyno tuning. The Canyon is also rolling on larger-than-stock Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires.
The Raptor is significantly heavier than the Canyon, so this could be a good and fairly close race.
Spoiler: The supercharged GMC is a bit slow off the line, but then gets into the power nicely at higher rpm. It started gaining back on the Raptor by the end of this 1/8 mile straight-away. Watch the video for all of the fun.