Ford F-250 Slaughters a Pontiac GTO (Video)
Diesel-powered Ford F-250 runs mid-11s, putting bus-lengths on the poorly driven Pontiac.
This awesome video comes to us from the roking06 YouTube channel and it features a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty battling a Holden-built Pontiac GTO in the quarter mile. The truck is lightly modified and the muscle car is driven by someone who doesn’t know how to launch, leading to a brutal beating for the LS-powered Pontiac.
The video above showcases a drag race between a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty and a Pontiac GTO that is actually a Holden Monaro with American badging. We don’t know whether this GTO is powered by an LS1 or an LS2, but it based on how poorly it leaves the line, it is safe to say that it has a manual transmission and an awful driver.
On the other hand, there are some useful details on the big truck. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter PowerStroke diesel engine fitted with a pair of modified turbochargers from Rudy’s Diesel Performance. This truck also has 60% injector nozzles, a built transmission, a custom four-link front suspension setup, rear traction bars and a good custom tune. As a result of these simple upgrades, this heavy-duty pickup gets down the track in a hurry.
In the video above, we get to watch this 2008 Ford F-250 take on the GTO from three different angles, all of which seem to have been filmed on the very first camera phone ever. It is amazing that the owner of this truck knows three people with such terrible cameras, but even with grainy footage, the race is entertaining.
As the two stage and the lights come down, the GTO driver lurches the car forward and it appears to stall at the line. Meanwhile, the four-wheel-drive Ford truck blasts away from the line without any issue, speeding down the track while the Pontiac driver struggles to move.
In the end, the F-250 destroys the GTO, laying down a time of 11.58 at 118 miles per hour. That is impressive, but making this truck even more impressive is the fact that it appears to be built for competition pulling and it still kicks ass on the drag strip.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!