By Patrick Rall
I love drag racing and I love watching diesel powered Dodge Ram trucks billow smoke so when you combine the two and add in the fact that the Ram smoking its way down the track in the video below is beating up on a classic Ford (technically Mercury) muscle car – this makes for a fitting feature video for this Black Friday.
The video shows a 3rd gen Dodge Ram 3500 that is clearly powered by a heavily modified Cummins Turbo Diesel engine lineup up at Bandimere Speedway with what looks to be a 1970 Mercury Cougar all done up in classic super stock style. Between an average Ram 3500 and a classic Super Stock race car, I would expect the Cougar to take the easy win but as the soot begins to pour from the twin stacks – it is clear that this is no average CTD Ram.
In the end, the Classic Mercury Cougar hustles through the quarter mile with a time of 12.414 and a speed of 110.15 miles per hour but this smokin’ fast Cummins Turbo Diesel powered Dodge Ram lays down an incredible 10.97 at 122.76 miles per hour. That is one mighty fast pickup and the fact that it leaves the truck in a cloud of soot makes it all that much sweeter. Crank up your speakers and enjoy!