Which truck is quicker? This question is as old as when there were two trucks in the world. This time we pit a 2014 Ford Raptor with the 6.2L V8 against a 2016 Ram 3500 HD with the 6.7L high output Cummins I6 turbo-diesel in a classic TFLtruck quarter mile drag race duel.
The first-generation Ford Raptor uses a proper 6.2L naturally aspirated gasoline V8, which is good for 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. In the opposite corner is the 2016 Ram 3500 HD with the 6.7L turbocharged Cummins straight six that produces 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque. Which will win? Will it be the relatively lighter Ford Raptor that has more horsepower or the heavy dually with mountains of torque and extra traction from the dual rear wheels?
The Ram does weigh approximately 2,000 lbs more than the Raptor. However, this test is performed at our local drag strip at a mile above sea level. The lack of air density does have a significant negative effect on the power output. The Ford Raptor loses around 18% of power at this elevation. The turbocharger in the Ram help to make up some (not all) of the loses.
Which one wins in the end? Is it Roman or Andre? Is it the Raptor or Ram Dually?
Check out all the drag racing fun in the video below.