Is the Raptor a Ringer in this Off-Road Drag Race? (Video)

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Fast Lane Truck‘s off-road drag race ends with big surprise.

Let’s be honest: zero-to-60 and 1/4 mile times for trucks are fun, but are they truly necessary? Most folks aren’t exactly lining up their Ford F-150s at stoplights across America. But that doesn’t stop us from obsessing over these numbers, and certainly not from rubbing it in when our favorite trucks dust the competition. Now, here’s some more ammunition to taunt your “friends” who drive other truck brands.

Every year, The Fast Lane Truck holds a nifty little thing they call the “Ultimate Off-Road Drag Race.” For 2017’s showdown in the dirt, they gathered up six different trucks. Obviously, the Ford Raptor is a clear ringer here and the fastest horse in the stable. But, it’s still interesting to see how Ford’s best stacks up against everything else.

Obviously, the Raptor is the fastest horse in the stable. But, it’s still interesting to see how Ford’s best stacks up against everything else.

 

TFLT lined up two trucks from each class: midsize, full-size, heavy duty. Aside from the Raptor, the field consists of the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, Nissan Titan PRO-4X, Ford F-250 FX4 (6.7 liter diesel), and the Dodge Ram Power Wagon. No GM trucks in the mix, but in all fairness, TFLT invited all manufacturers and they simply chose not to participate.

Obviously, the Raptor destroyed all comers, but the rest of the results are pretty surprising — like the F-250 coming in second. Much further behind it was the Titan and Frontier, then the Tacoma. Dodge held up the rear as the Power Wagon finished dead last.

Granted, these are all very different trucks with very different powertrains. But it’s still rather shocking to see the new Super Duty simply embarrass much lighter trucks. And, boy, is it great ammunition next time your Toyota/Nissan/Dodge driving buddy starts talking trash again.

 

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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