Hemi Ram Smokes EcoBoost F-150: Track Time Tuesday
Tuned EcoBoost stays with the Ram for the first hundred feet but the Ram pulls hard to the top end.
This week’s Track Time Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Kevin Toraya and it features a 2018 Ram 1500 taking on a 2018 Ford F-150 in an eighth mile shootout. This clash between the EcoBoost V6 and the Hemi V8 was run on what appears to be the pit lane of Homestead Miami Speedway, so starting line conditions probably aren’t as good as they would be at a dedicated track, but this still serves as a great battleground for the area’s high performance street machines.
In the near lane, we have a 2018 Ram 1500 with the regular cab/short bed configuration. This rear-wheel-drive pickup is powered by the 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which sends its power to the rear wheels by means of an 8-speed automatic transmission. Upgrades include a 180-degree thermostat, Diablosport Trinity t2 loaded with a Hemifever custom tune, an S&B cold air intake, JBA longtube headers, a Catless y-pipe, a Belltech lowering kit, Fan clutch/grill shutter delete and a set of Hoosier 28×10/17 drag slicks.
In the far lane, we have a 2018 Ford F-150 with a four-door cab and a short bed. This truck appears to be a four-wheel-drive model, based on the ride height and launch, and we know that it is powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Upgrades include, but are not limited to, a cold air intake, exhaust and a tune, but with this F-150 packing a twin turbo V6, a tune can make a big difference in terms of power output.
Unfortunately for this Ford owner, it wasn’t enough.
After the Ram gets the tires good and hot, both trucks ease to the starting line. When the green lights drop, the Ford gets a good launch and may even be ahead for a few seconds, but it only takes the Hemi about a hundred feet to pull even, pass and pull away from the V6 truck.
On the top end, the Ram ran a 8.467 at 83.3 miles per hour while the F-150 ran an 8.716 at 77.1 miles per hour.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy.