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Old 09-21-2022, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Okay, TFL Truck performed an electric truck acceleration competition for the F-150 Lightning Pro, F-150 Lightning Lariat, Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV... I enjoyed learning that the max acceleration mode in the Hummer is dubbed "WTF Mode", which I think everyone can guess is - "Watts to Freedom" mode!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBoFBzuvddw
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:51 AM
 
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Okay, TFL Truck performed an electric truck acceleration competition for the F-150 Lightning Pro, F-150 Lightning Lariat, Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV... I enjoyed learning that the max acceleration mode in the Hummer is dubbed "WTF Mode", which I think everyone can guess is - "Watts to Freedom" mode!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBoFBzuvddw
60ft times are slow relative to ET across the board for the tested trucks. I would have expected well below 2.0 seconds. A rule of thumb is that each 0.1 second improvement in the 60ft time equates to approximately 0.2 in the 1/4, so I think these trucks have a bit more in them.

I expected these trucks to be quicker. As a point of reference, I had a 2000 Ford Lightning, stock except a piggyback chip and CAI. Remember, this was a RWD truck, so traction off the line was problematic. It's also worth noting that the truck put down 369hp to the rear wheels on the dyno. It consistently ran 13.00 in the 1/4 mile with a 2.0 60ft time. Yes, it was significantly lighter than any of these trucks, but I was expecting more from these modern marvels.

Finally, while these performance numbers are impressive for a truck, they're still nothing special relative to cars (ICE or electric) at the same price point.

Regardless, it was a cool video - thanks for posting it.
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:58 AM
 
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60ft times are slow relative to ET across the board for the tested trucks. I would have expected well below 2.0 seconds. A rule of thumb is that each 0.1 second improvement in the 60ft time equates to approximately 0.2 in the 1/4, so I think these trucks have a bit more in them.

I expected these trucks to be quicker. As a point of reference, I had a 2000 Ford Lightning, stock except a piggyback chip and CAI. Remember, this was a RWD truck, so traction off the line was problematic. It's also worth noting that the truck put down 369hp to the rear wheels on the dyno. It consistently ran 13.00 in the 1/4 mile with a 2.0 60ft time. Yes, it was significantly lighter than any of these trucks, but I was expecting more from these modern marvels.

Finally, while these performance numbers are impressive for a truck, they're still nothing special relative to cars (ICE or electric) at the same price point.

Regardless, it was a cool video - thanks for posting it.
I wonder if it's the traction control that limits power off the line to keep from blowing the tires off? With instant torque I'm sure getting these heavy vehicles to hook would be tough.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:02 AM
 
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I wonder if it's the traction control that limits power off the line to keep from blowing the tires off? With instant torque I'm sure getting these heavy vehicles to hook would be tough.
That would certainly explain it. I'd bet all of these trucks, like most cars and trucks these days, have tons of electronic intervention going on.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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60ft times are slow relative to ET across the board for the tested trucks. I would have expected well below 2.0 seconds. A rule of thumb is that each 0.1 second improvement in the 60ft time equates to approximately 0.2 in the 1/4, so I think these trucks have a bit more in them.

I expected these trucks to be quicker. As a point of reference, I had a 2000 Ford Lightning, stock except a piggyback chip and CAI. Remember, this was a RWD truck, so traction off the line was problematic. It's also worth noting that the truck put down 369hp to the rear wheels on the dyno. It consistently ran 13.00 in the 1/4 mile with a 2.0 60ft time. Yes, it was significantly lighter than any of these trucks, but I was expecting more from these modern marvels.

Finally, while these performance numbers are impressive for a truck, they're still nothing special relative to cars (ICE or electric) at the same price point.

Regardless, it was a cool video - thanks for posting it.
These things are heavy! The lightest is the F-150 Lightning Pro @ 6,000lb and the GMC Hummer is heaviest at 9,000lb. They are still faster than a performance truck like the 2021 F-150 Raptor, which did 13.9 secs in the 1/4mi according to Car & Driver. The slowest electric pickups tested did ~ 13.2 secs. The king of the ICE truck hill seems to be the 700HP Dodge Ram 1500 TRX, which does 12.3 secs, whereas the Rivian R1T did 11.9 secs.

In any case, I just thought it was a fun video though - I don't have a dog in this fight! :-)
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:54 AM
 
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Here is a great video of the Rivian giving the gap sauce to a few trucks, in one race while towing a GMC Syclone. Thought it was a good cool video, especially since I own a GMC Syclone.

https://youtu.be/acSdPy38XKU
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