The fact that we are doing the World’s Slowest Drag Race #2 – Ford vs Chevy vs Ram vs Nissan is enough to celebrate the awesomeness of trucks. The fact that these trucks are the 2019 Ford Raptor, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, 2019 Ram Rebel and 2018 Nissan Titan Pro-4X – is epic! That’s right, four of the most off-road-capable half-ton trucks battle it out for slow bragging rights.
Yep, four different 1/2-ton trucks with four different philosophies on how to dominate off-road. The 2019 Ford Raptor is (obviously) the most aggressive off-road vehicle in this group. It has the most power, the most aggressive 4X4 system and the most advanced suspension setup in the group; however, that equals NO advantage in this slow race.
The slowest drag race is all about testing how each truck’s crawl ratio and tire size compare to each other.
The old-school unaided V8s are represented by the Nissan Titan Pro4X and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss fight in a similar arena. They have similar setups; however, while the Nissan has an electronically locking rear differential, the Chevrolet has GM’s tried-and-true G80 limited slip rear differential.
The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is a bit of an anomaly, it has an eTorque mild-hybrid V8 HEMI that’s unique in this crowd. We’ve proven its off-road capabilities a few times, but none of its off-road prowess is being put to the test in this race.
All four trucks are in 4X4-Lo, in first gear and they are heading up a slight uphill too. The wind was next to nonexistent and the ambient temperature was in the high 30s ( Fahrenheit ).
Okay, the Chevrolet 1500 Trail Boss wins – but you have to see how amazingly close it was. In this video below, you will see the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, 2019 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, 2018 Nissan Titan Pro4X and Ram 1500 Rebel go head to head in a head-scratching and epically slow drag race. Enjoy