This video is a testament to how powerful and speedy the Rivian R1T electric pickup is.
By now, car enthusiasts are used to seeing famous models with internal combustion engines defeated by next-generation electric cars on the drag race. But is the situation in the pickup segment the same? The new video from the YouTube channel “Hagerty” has gathered the fastest pickups in the world right now to find the answer.
The three hottest factory production pickups right now are the Rivian R1T, Ram 1500 TRX, and Ford F-150 Raptor, but on paper and on the track, there’s a huge difference between them. . While all feature AWD, the Rivian’s electric motors produce 835 hp and 1,231 Nm of torque, while the Ram TRX’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 can only achieve 702 hp and 881 Nm of maximum torque.
The F-150 Raptor is the weakest of the 3 pickups with a V6 engine with a capacity of only 450 horsepower and 691 Nm of maximum torque. Even its massive 2,697 kg “light” weight advantage over the R1T’s 3,254 kg cannot make up for the loss in capacity.
As a result, the Rivian flew a quarter mile (402 meters) in 11.6 seconds at 179 km/h, while the ram took 12.2 seconds at 177 km/h, and the The Raptor lags behind with a time of 14.2 seconds and a speed of 151 km/h.
In fact, the Rivian electric pickup is so fast that “Hagerty” shows it can beat a Ford Raptor even when towing a classic GMC Syclone muscle pickup from the 1990s. Then the semi-truck. Ford’s truck was also “humiliated” once again in a hand-to-hand race with the classic GMC Syclone.