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Proof V8 is better than Electric: DRAG RACE

It seems as if, at the forefront of automotive enthusiasts’ attention these days, we find quite a debate going on. Naturally, when any new technology comes around to challenge the tried and true, there are going to be differing opinions flying in every which way. When it comes to the implementation of the electric drivetrain for modern vehicles, there’s certainly no exception. In fact, this might be one of the most polarizing topics of discussion in the debate about vehicles in 2022.

When push comes to shove, we would be inclined to say that each power source has its pros and cons. In this particular demonstration from carwow, though, the metric that we’re looking at is which one goes faster.

The main competitors this time are the Ford F-150 Lightning, the new electric-powered truck from the blue oval that delivers 580 hp and 775 tq. This particular example is hooked up with a 130 kWh battery which means that this bad boy weighs in at over 6,600 lbs.

The direct competitor for such a machine just so happens to be a supercharged Shelby Supersnake pickup truck that creates 775 hp along with 650 tq. Shelby doesn’t list the weight for these bad boys but we would guess that it’s probably somewhere in the 4,300 lb ballpark, giving it a weight advantage of about 2,300 lbs over its electric adversary.

For good measure, a got old fashion 5.0L Coyote-powered Mustang is thrown in the mix as well.

In the video below, we get to see how these trucks throw down against one another and against the Mustang, comparing the electric powertrain versus a supercharged V8. At the end of the day, the Shelby isn’t your typical truck as it packs a heavy punch but with the torque provided by the electric motor, perhaps the Lightning is a sneaky pick as a sleeper to topple the monster.

How does all this actually shake out? Check out the video below to see for yourself.

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