1300HP RAM Diesel vs. 600HP McLaren 570S – Drag Race

November 9th, 2023

Crazy, right? How in the world can you have a race between a 6,500-pound 4×4 pickup and a 3,314-pound supercar? One might assume that the supercar would run circles around the diesel-powered behemoth however, upon closer consideration and under certain circumstances, this could actually be competitive. Shall we investigate?

The rear-wheel drive 2020 McLaren 570S is every car enthusiast’s dream. With its mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, the stock 570S can produce 600hp at the crankshaft. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission makes shifting smooth and effortless. This British bombshell can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.5-seconds @ 147.9 mph. As a production model, the McLaren 570S is very close to a full-blown race car.

Rolling coal in the opposite lane is the 2006 Dodge RAM 4×4. This thing has been outfitted with a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine and a compound turbo setup. Without nitrous it can churn out 1,300whp. With the laughing gas turned on, she can make 1,800whp. Engine internals are of the premium variety – including billet connecting rods. The turbo kit is custom fabricated and good for 110 to 120-pounds of boost. Obviously, the intercooler is massive. The drivetrain and suspension are basically stock, but the brakes are Wilwood. Drag slicks are on all four wheels.

This is going to be a wild race.

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