Video: Tuned Raptor trio tries to outrun a Ram TRX
The Raptor has led the performance truck segment of the market since its debut a decade ago, but things changed rather abruptly when Ram unveiled its extreme TRX pickup several months ago. Does Ford have a change against that beast of a utility vehicle? Let’s find out!
The video here pits up three F-150 models up against each other first to determine which one has the most straight line acceleration capacity. One of them is a stock model packing 456 PS (450 hp / 336 kW), another one has a turbo kit and 629 PS (620 hp / 463 kW), and the last one packs 710 PS (700 hp / 522 kW) courtesy of a supercharger kit. The first one rolled off the lines in 2020, the second is a year 2018 model, and the third is the oldest of the trio dating back to 2012.
The Ram TRX flaunts state-of-the-art tech and 712 PS (702 hp / 523 kW), making it the race favorite straight away.
During the runs, the stock Raptor loses in the first round as expected, but things take on an unpredictable turn when the 2018 Raptor Turbo outpaces its supercharged rival. It then proceeds to almost-but-not-quite overtake the Ram TRX, falling behind at the end of the race.
Editor Andrew Raspopov