Turbocharged F-150 Lightning Beats Down an Ailing Chevy

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All-wheel-drive can’t help the Chevy when its transmission fails, giving the easy win to the F-150.

This video from the Salinas Photography YouTube channel features a battle between a couple of heavyweight drag racing beasts, a Ford F-150 Lightning taking on a Chevrolet Silverado. Both of these trucks have long mod lists, but when the Chevy’s transmission fails, all of the power in the world couldn’t save it from the beating handed down by the F-150.

The Competitors

The video above features a quarter mile battle between a 1994 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning and a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In stock form, this would be a far less interesting race, with the Ford likely cruising to an easy win, but neither of these trucks are anywhere near stock.

Turbo F-150 Lightning Front

The F-150 has a 418-cubic inch small block stroker motor fitted with a pair of 76-milimeter turbochargers. That engine build sends more than 1,100 horsepower to the rear wheels, making this one crazy-quick pickup.

The Silverado is powered by a 408-cubic inch stroke with a big single turbo setup, helping this truck to deliver 1,050 horsepower and 1,080 lb-ft of torque. More importantly, this 1999 Chevy has all-wheel-drive, so in addition to that monster power, this truck has no problem putting the power to the ground.

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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