0-60 Testing a 500 Horsepower Ford F-250 Diesel
Big diesel trucks aren’t exactly designed to be stoplight to stoplight racers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make one into a proficient drag race superstar. In fact, it doesn’t take much to turn a stock, oil burning F-250 into a quarter mile hero.
This 2008 Super Duty is a good example of what can be done with a few simple mods. Upgrades include a full on race tune, AFB air intake, turbo blankets, 8(!) radiators/coolers to fight the heat, traction bars, and a four inch dual exhaust.
The result is a claimed 500+ horsepower, which is enough to propel this big, heavy best to a 0-60 time that rivals a stock Mustang GT. The Super Duty makes two passes, with a goal of breaking the 5 second barrier. The catch? They are one mile above sea level, which robs engines of power thanks to the thin air.
The first run starts off rough with a ton of wheel hop, but still results in a pretty good time of 5.35 seconds. The second launch is much smoother and it pays off in the end, with a 0-60 time of 5.02 seconds. There’s no doubt another run or two would have got the big girl under 5 seconds.
Regardless, this F-250’s owner won the t-shirt for getting so close to breaking the 5 second barrier. Had he been running at or near sea level, this is easily a sub five second truck, meaning that it could run with a lot of modern sports cars.
And could there be anything more satisfying than outrunning some poor soul driving a new Camaro in your four wheel drive, Super Cab, Super Duty? I think not.
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