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Old 02-03-2004, 09:08 AM
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SRT beats Lighting for fastest truck

DODGE RAM SRT-10 SETS SPEED RECORD FOR PICKUP
TRUCK
The Ford SVT F-150 Lightning was proclaimed the world’s fastest production pickup truck
last July, but it’s reign came to an end yesterday. That distinction now belongs to the
Dodge Ram SRT-10, which zoomed to an average speed of more than 154 mph—about
7 mph faster than the F-150’s time—during two test runs monitored by Guinness World
Records and the Sports Car Club of America.
The Ram SRT is powered by the same 500-hp, 8.3-liter V-10 engine that Dodge uses
in its Viper sports car. The F-150 Lightning features a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 that
generates 380 hp. Both vehicles sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
The new Ram record was set on a 4.7-mile track at Chrysler’s Proving Grounds in
Chelsea, Mich. NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan piloted the vehicle. Last year, he won
six NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races in a Ram, and he will make his debut in the
Nextel Cup series at the Daytona 500 later this month.
The record-setting SRT wasn’t modified for additional power or enhanced aerody-namics,
according to Chrysler. Per Guinness rules, it was clocked over a “flying kilome-ter”
on two runs in opposite directions made within an hour of each other. Supplied and
operated by a third party, the timing equipment was certified to within 1/1000th of a
second. The speed of each run was determined using sensors at the start and finish of
the measured kilometer.
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:12 AM
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give it awile till the 05 lightning comes out, then dodge will be 2nd to ford
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:54 AM
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And Chby will try again & again& again? I wonder why they keep trying!!! Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!

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Old 02-03-2004, 01:37 PM
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It's sort of sad that Dodge's big 500 h.p. V-10 can only outbeat the Ford by 7 mph. As another poster already stated, Ford will get `em next year.
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i cant believe that the 8.3 liter V-10 only puts out 500 lol
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yeah i wonder what the 05 lightning will run when it has something like 500 hp? LoL. chevy and dodge will be in the dust for sure.
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:30 AM
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I dont care if the Dodge is 7mph fastr than my Lightning, i like the Lightning alot better, drove and SRT-10 and didnt really like it, would get tired of driving it every day.The Lightning just feels like a better built truck,but thats just mu opinion
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Isn't the SRT priced at $50,000? At that price, I'll keep my Lightning. Plus, it looks like a speeding brick.
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I agree with you, They sticker in around 47K,ouch,and you cant even tow with it. now thats pathetic for a pickup
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It's sort of sad that Dodge's big 500 h.p. V-10 can only outbeat the Ford by 7 mph. As another poster already stated, Ford will get `em next year.
i agree. dodge had to throw a rediculous V10 engine in there just to beat fords V8. the viper never impressed me nor did lamborghini's and such. they may be fast but anything would be fast w/10-12 cylinder engines. it takes more skill to do that w/a normal engine.
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they couldnt design a truck witha v8 to compete with ford lmao i would pick a lighting over a hundred of those srts. i bet if ford had a v12 lighting it would be twice as powerfull!!!lol dodges blow
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8.3-liter V-10 engine that Dodge uses
in its Viper sports car. The F-150 Lightning features a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 that
generates 380 hp.

okay here. so we got a 8.3 litre raceing engine to a normal 32 valve truck engine.

I will drive a lighting over that any day.
Pluss lightnings are slick looking and all black like my nite.

the other issue.
the last time dodge put the viper engine in a truck, it got about 3 mpg.
lightining gets around 12-20 dosn't it?
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