Raptor vs F-250: Which 6.2L V8 Is the Fastest?

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It might seem preposterous to compare a first gen Raptor and a heavy duty work truck. But the results of this drag race will shock you.

Automotive comparison tests are typically an apples-to-apples comparison. And for good reason. After all, what’s the point of pitting a mini-van against a compact car? And even if you break down vehicles in the same segment, like say the Raptor and the Super Duty, comparisons seem pointless. Because nobody drag races an F-250 work truck, right? Well, maybe they should.


Because that’s exactly what The Fast Lane Truck decided to do in their latest video. They already own a first gen Raptor, which has a 6.2 liter V8 under the hood. So when they got their hands on an F-250 with the same engine, they figured, why not? And the comparison isn’t really as strange as you might think. After all, the Super Duty’s 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque compares rather favorably with the Raptor’s 411 hp and 434 lb-ft.

Shockingly, the F-250 also weighs roughly 400 pounds less. At least in this guise, which is a two wheel drive, regular cab model. And with 3.73 gears out back, it should scoot off the line rather quickly. The big work truck does exactly that, ripping off a 7.93 second 0-60 sprint on the first run. Despite some wheel spin off the line, the big F-250 actually pulled even with the Raptor at the finish line.


Round two isn’t even close. With a clean launch, the refrigerator white Super Duty immediately leaps ahead of the off-roader and never looks back. Obviously, the lumbering beast wouldn’t stand a chance against a new Raptor. But if you’re looking for the ultimate sleeper truck, we may have just found it.

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