By Patrick Rall
While I usually don’t feature videos showing Dodge products losing a race, this week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday has a 1st gen Dodge Dakota getting beaten pretty soundly by a turbocharged Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. We don’t like seeing Dodges lose, but there is nothing wrong with getting beaten by one of the quickest SUVs in the world packing forced induction!
There is no information with this video of a 1g Dakota racing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and with this camera angle, we can only assume that this is actually a Grand Cherokee SRT8 – or that it is turbocharged. However, it appears to move out pretty quickly and while we don’t know what is done to the Dakota, we know that this Jeep blows it away in the quarter mile. Before the race begins, it sounds like one of the vehicles is purging a nitrous system and considering how long it takes the turbo Jeep to pass the Dakota, I am guessing that it is the midsized picking packing the bottle.
In any event, this drag racing video shows the battle between the turbo Jeep and what I believe to be a bottled Dakota storming down the quarter mile.