The Future of Drag Racing: Electric vs. Combustion Vehicles

In the ever-evolving world of automotive technology, electric vehicles have transcended their initial role as eco-friendly alternatives. A recent showdown on the drag strip showcased the paradigm shift taking place in the performance realm, featuring two unlikely contenders: the GMC Hummer EV and the Ford F-150 Raptor R.

The GMC Hummer EV has redefined the concept of an electric pickup truck, with its robust design and cutting-edge technology. It boasts a three-motor electric powertrain, generating an impressive 1,000 horsepower. Weighing in at a hefty 9,640 pounds, the Hummer is significantly heavier than its combustion-powered competitor.

On the other side of the ring, we have the Ford F-150 Raptor R, a beloved combustion-powered vehicle that has captured the hearts of Americans for decades. Powered by a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, it churns out 700 horsepower at the crank. Weighing 6,000 pounds, the Raptor R would typically be the heavyweight contender in any drag race, but not against the Hummer EV.

Drag races are determined by power, weight, and traction. In two out of the three categories, the Hummer EV has the advantage, leaving the Raptor R with very little chance on the strip. Even with a head start given to the Raptor R in the second race, the outcome remains unchanged.

However, in a nail-biting final round, the Raptor R manages to pull ahead and secure a victory, albeit by a slim margin. Had the finish line been further down the track, the outcome may have been different. This thrilling showdown proves that the future of drag racing is far from slow.


Q: How much horsepower does the Hummer EV have?
A: The Hummer EV has a claimed output of 1,000 horsepower.

Q: What is the weight of the Hummer EV?
A: The Hummer EV weighs 9,640 pounds.

Q: What type of engine powers the Ford F-150 Raptor R?
A: The Ford F-150 Raptor R is powered by a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.

Q: How much does the Raptor R weigh?
A: The Raptor R weighs 6,000 pounds.