Tesla Cybertruck was put against a Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford’s performance pickup truck, in a drag race. Here are the results.
When Tesla first unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, the automaker made it clear that it wanted to compete with the Ford F-150, which dominates the important pickup truck market in the US.
Elon Musk said that the automaker was going after the market leader and even released a video of the Cybertruck going against the F-150 in a tug of war that went viral.
Surprisingly, Tesla didn’t remake the test with the production version of the Cybertruck at the launch. But a handful of media outlets were allowed to conduct some tests against other vehicles at Gigafactory Texas, and Carwow brought a Ford F-150 Raptor to go against the Cybertruck.
The Raptor is Ford’s performance version of the popular F-150 pickup, and therefore, it makes sense to put it against the Cyberbeast version of the Cybertruck, which is the tri-motor version of the truck.
However, they didn’t put the vehicles against each other in a tug of war but put them in a drag race instead:
As you can see, the Cybertruck smoked the Raptor with or without a rolling start.
The Cybertruck managed to complete the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds, which is remarkable for a pickup truck.
The electric pickup truck compares favorably on paper with the Raptor:
|Ford F-150 Raptor R
|5.2L V8 S/C
Now, it looks like it also compares favorably on the drag strip.
In a recent drag race, the Tesla Cybertruck was pitted against the Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford’s performance pickup truck. The Cybertruck, which aims to compete with the F-150 in the US pickup truck market, showcased its impressive performance by beating the Raptor. The drag race video showed the Cybertruck outperforming the Raptor, both with and without a rolling start. The Cybertruck completed the quarter-mile in just 11.2 seconds, which is quite remarkable for a pickup truck. The electric tri-motor version of the Cybertruck boasts 845 horsepower and 930 Newton-meters of torque, while weighing 3,084 kg and offering all-wheel drive. In comparison, the Ford F-150 Raptor R is powered by a 5.2L V8 supercharged engine, producing 700 horsepower and 868 Newton-meters of torque, and weighs 2,703 kg with all-wheel drive. The Cybertruck’s victory on the drag strip shows its potential to compete with and potentially surpass the performance of traditional gasoline-powered trucks.