It’s Super Bowl season but people on Fast Track Truck have something else in mind. Introducing the Super Truck Bowl, featuring the Ford F-150 Raptor, Raptor R, Ram 1500 TRX, and GMC Hummer EV.
Super Truck Bowls is TFL truckan event featuring high-powered trucks to determine the fastest of all by pitting them in a single-elimination drag race battle. Clearly, the Hummer EV is the only electric competitor in this contest and will be the final rival for whoever comes out victorious among the internal combustion engine powered super trucks.
The first race was between the standard F-150 Raptor and the Ford Raptor R. The Raptor R was a newcomer to the series, powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine with 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 640 pound-feet (868 Newton-meters) of torque. The standard Ford Raptor has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 450 hp (336 kW) and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In the quarter mile race, the Raptor R entered in 13.13 seconds at 108 miles per hour (174 kilometers per hour) while the Ford Raptor was behind in 15.56 seconds at 93 mph (150 km/h). Not surprising, really.
The next race was between the Ford Raptor R and Ram TRX, with the TRX powered by a supercharged V8 engine developing 702 hp (523 kW). The TRX ram weighs just over 6,500 pounds compared to the weight of the Ford Raptor R underneath, but the Raptor R has bigger, heavier tires and a 410 rear axle compared to the TRX 355 rear axle.
The Raptor R won over the TRX, which was pretty much the same result we’ve seen before. It also means that the Raptor R will face the much heavier but much more powerful GMC Hummer EV and its WTF mode. If the outcome between the two isn’t clear to you, the video at the top of this page will show some perspective.