The popularity of drag racing has reached a peak in recent years where almost every YouTube online channels or publications create a quarter mile competition. There are some people, like Throttle House, which has a great history of making drag races fun and its latest episode doesn’t disappoint anymore. It’s a battle of three very different all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Let’s see what we have at the start line of today’s drag race. Representing pure American muscle power is the Shelby F-150 Super Snake with its powerful supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. It produces about 775 horsepower (570 kilowatts) and is probably the heaviest of the three, though there’s no information on its weight. The truck is priced at $114,030 in the United States.
Italian pride is maintained by the Lamborghini Urus with a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The mill is good for 650 hp (478 kW) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque. The super SUV weighs 4,844 pounds (2,197 kilograms) and costs more than twice the price of the Super Snake at $229,495.
Last but not least, there’s an electric vehicle inside. The Rivian R1S has a quad-motor electric powertrain with all-wheel-drive capability and an output of 845 hp (621 kW) and 908 lb-ft (1,231 Nm) of instantaneous torque. It weighs around 7,000 pounds (3,175 kg) but is the most affordable of the three competitors at $92,000 in the United States.
As you can see from the numbers, these are three very capable and very powerful engines, all three powered by four wheels. You might be surprised to see one of the vehicles significantly slower than the other two, although that’s relative as they generally aren’t. See which took the win in the video at the top of this page.