Tesla Cybertruck Wins Drag Race vs Rivian R1T & Hummer EV

Contender Cybertruck: Tough in Straight Lines

Tesla’s recently released Cybertruck has recently descended upon the Sonoma Raceway for a drag race face off against the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV, hosted by Hagerty.

We are already familiar with the tremendous performance of the Cybertruck, notably its Cyberbeast specification, which comprises three electric motors and offers a combined power yield of 845 hp and a massive 10,296 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. It can launch from 0 to 60 mph in no more than 2.6 seconds and has an upper speed limit of 130 mph.

At their Cyber Rodeo happening, Tesla paraded footage of the electric pickup conquering a Porsche 911 on a quarter-mile raceway, while pulling along a second 911.

Exclusive 2024 Tesla Cybertruck Full Review & Drag Race w R1T & Hummer — Jason Cammisa on the ICONS

When it comes to pickups designed to rival Tesla’s Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T can undoubtedly hold its own. Boasting four Bosch electric engines giving out an amazing 835hp and 908 lb.-ft of torque, this EV truck can go from 0-60 mph in an incredible 3.0 seconds – a feat which still falls short of the Cybertruck’s advertised abilities.

The difference was demonstrated on the track as well. Despite being fitted with mud tires, the Cybertruck managed to come out ahead of the Rivian R1T which had summer performance tires. The Tesla completed the quarter mile run in 11 seconds whilst capping a speed of 119 mph; conversely, the EV crossover took 11.7 seconds to complete it, with the velocity dropping to 110 mph. Furthermore -just as expected- the Tesla matched its 0-60 mph results from putting pen to paper with what was seen in real-world tests.

In the interim, the GMC Hummer EV is significantly more powerful than Tesla’s Cybertruck with its three motors producing over a thousand hp. Unfortunately, that extra might didn’t help the GMC to beat the electric car giant, it finished slower than even the Rivian R1T in 11.9 seconds at a rate of 106 mph.

It came as no shock that the 9,000 lb Hummer EV was bulkier than Tesla’s Cybertruck, which clocks in a 6,843 lbs. The massive 212-kWh battery pack is to blame for the hefty discrepancy, adding an incredible 2,818 lbs – that’s almost 400 pounds heavier than a Mazda Miata MX-5!

In spite of falling short of anticipations, the renowned Cybertruck has been proving to be a noteworthy contender in its class. We wish for it to remain successful and accumulate the extended amount of pre-orders it has gained.

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