2020 Ford Velociraptor Model.
From Car and Driver
From the December 2020 affair of Car and Driver.
There are no civil duels within the barter wars. From torque outputs to tow rankings, the alternate of the car plays out in slugfests of 1-upmanship. That has fabricated the Ford F-a hundred and fifty Raptor’s decade-lengthy management because the stated champ of high-overall performance meeting off-avenue vehicles an absorbing feat. While tamer Chevys, Jeeps, and Toyotas receive deepened the branch off-road basin over the years, Ram’s new 1500-based totally TRX is the aboriginal adversary with a absolute attempt at unseating the Raptor from the aerial head it created.
One attending under the awning of the TRX—which Ram internally calls “T. Rex”—famous the calmness of this bout: From Fiat Chrysler’s Hellcat line, this supercharged V-8 makes 702 application and, at 6.2 liters, artlessly dwarfs the Raptor’s 450-hp twin-rapid 3.Five-liter V-6. To disintegrate Ford’s EcoBoost similarly, under the Ram’s airbox awning lurks an angel of the TRX’s Cretaceous-length afflatus with a velociraptor in its mouth.
Similar to the Raptor, the TRX has been adherent for its mission with a in a position ladder body, massive abeyance pieces, and a able-bodied full-time 4-wheel-power machine. Both trucks aeon on asperous all-terrain tires approximately 3 tension tall, that may aeon via added than a bottom of abeyance biking with the advice of able-bodied adaptive dampers with alien reservoirs. The capital aberration reality is that the TRX’s rear arbor is captivated in dwelling house by links and sprung with coils adjoin the Raptor’s leaf-spring arrangement—a structure one adeptness alarm prehistoric. Although each vans resemble their carried out ancestors and may be had with about as abounding services, their decidedly widened improve and aggressively flared bodywork accomplish them cool to absence on the road.
The TRX’s big agent and team-cab-most effective settlement accomplish it a cher proposition, at $71,790 to begin, however you receive to bethink that bulk is absorbed to the exceptional able branch vehicle ever. Numerous options aggrandized our truck’s as-tested bulk to $89,565, with $7920 of that advancing from Ram’s Akin 2 Equipment Group of affluence and accessibility capabilities.
The F-one hundred fifty Raptor, on the introduced hand, is a approximately arrangement because its hard badassery. It starts offevolved at $55,150 in extended-cab shape. We asked Ford to deal with us the larger team-cab model, which starts at $fifty eight,a hundred thirty five, but it wasn’t “available.” (Ford PR applicable hoped we’d postpone to conduct this comparo until their subsequent-gen Raptor accustomed with an tailored indoors, rear braid springs, and a accounted absolute V-8.) Instead, we busy a 2020 SuperCrew with $15,655 account of options from a adventurous man referred to as James Lyons. Including absolutely the $10,920 Equipment Group 802A Affluence benefit (nav, 360-diploma digital camera, Bang