It’s a family feud as Ford Raptors from North America and Europe compete in drag and rolling races.
This is a weird one. Ford has two generations of F-150 Raptor and a single generation of Ranger Raptor, so why not put them all against one another in a series of races? That's what Carwow asked, and so, that's what we have in their latest video.
The outcome of these races is pretty much determined already just by the competitors. The latest generation of F-150 Raptor just has far more power and performance than either of the other two pickups, but especially the one showcased in this race. That's 'cause it's been tuned by Clive Sutton so that it's 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 now puts down 520 hp and 514 lb-ft of torque. It's also got a new grille, new LED roof lights, and the steering wheel has been swapped to the right-hand side.
The old first-gen Ford Raptor SVT, meanwhile, has to make do with a 6.2-L V8 with 411 hp and 431 lb-ft of torque. It also weighs a good 1,000 lbs more than the second-gen Raptor and has a less-efficient and slower-shifting 6-speed automatic compared to the newer Raptor's 10-speed.
And finally, Europe's Ranger Raptor is a great little pickup with a 2.0-L turbodiesel with 211 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, but it's got nothing compared to the other two.
So who wins in this race? We’ll let you guess.
The drag race goes pretty much exactly how you’d expect. Surprisingly, there’s about an equal distance between the tuned Raptor, the Raptor SVT, and the Ranger Raptor after the quarter-mile had elapsed. For the rolling race, the Ranger Raptor and the SVT were much closer while the second-gen Raptor just pulled away.
But it was the brake test that was truly illuminating. We’re glad that Ford invested in some brakes for the latest-gen Raptor pickups since apparently the first-gen truck was a death trap.
Check out the video above to see what we mean.