By Patrick Rall
The Dodge Dakota RT was well known for being one of the fastest normal production trucks available in the US but for some people, that factory power wasn’t quite enough. Today’s Truckin Fast Wednesday feature looks at one such Dakota RT that is equipped with a custom turbocharger setup that allows this particularly regular cab/short bed 2g Dakota to scream down the quarter mile in just 10.76 seconds.
Unfortunately, the cameraman doesn’t zoom at all as the turbocharged Dodge Dakota RT rips down the drag strip and judging by the quality of the video, I would guess that this run was captured on a GoPro camera that doesn’t offer any zoom capabilities. Because the cameraman doesn’t zoom on the truck, we cannot see what this Dakota runs but we know from the narrator that this fast black Dodge pickup turned in an elapsed time of 10.76 seconds.
The information explains that this Dodge Dakota RT is powered by a 360 cubic inch Magnum V8 that has been fitted with reinforced connecting rods, J&E pistons, custom ported Mopar cylinder heads, a custom camshaft setup and a stainless steel front mount turbo package with an SCT Tuner bringing all of those components together to make some serious power. This Dakota’s best run was a 10.57 at 125 miles per hour but on this video the midsized Dodge pickup runs 10.76 – which is still pretty truckin fast. Enjoy!