As you may have noticed, we’ve had a lot of half-ton trucks around lately on TFL, and many drag races have ensued.
But after our mega half-ton drag race, we had plenty of commenters saying that “of course the Ford won, it’s got turbos, and turbos mean it’s much better at high elevation in Colorado.” So we went back to the drag strip, but this time, with no turbos, just a group of old-fashioned V8s.
The competitors were:
- Ford F-150 with a 5.0-liter V8 – 3.15 rear end – 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
- RAM 1500 with an eTorque 5.7-liter HEMI – 3.92 rear end – 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
- GMC Sierra with a 6.2-liter V8 – 3.42 rear end – 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
- Nissan Titan with a 5.6-liter V8 – 2.93 rear end – 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque
Weight also plays a major role in drag racing, and the Ford F-150 was the only truck in the group that was only two-wheel drive, which means it weight about 500-700 pounds less than the other trucks in the race.
So will that be enough to get the Coyote to the top of the heap in our truck drag race? You’ll have to watch the video embedded below to find out.