RAM 1500 TRX Takes On An A90 Supra In A 1/4 Mile Face-off

The Supra on paper has half the ability of the TRX, but in addition weighs half as a lot. This RWD vs AWD shootout is nearer than you suppose

by Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 03: 51

The Drag Racing and Automobile Stuff Channel put out one more tremendous video over the weekend, the place a RAM 1500 TRX took on an A90 Supra over the ¼ Mile. Now, as typical, I can’t actually verify the precise specs, however as with something that hits the drag strip, it’s unlikely that the 2 contenders we have now listed here are inventory. Regardless, we’ll have a look at the baseline figures in order that we are able to at the least have a datum to work off of.

RAM 1500 TRX

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IN inventory type, the TRX contains a 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 that produces 720 hp & 650 lb-ft of torque. So it’s double the ability of the A90, but it surely additionally weighs twice as a lot, tipping the scales at 6350 lbs

Within the blue nook, we have now essentially the most excessive model of the RAM 1500 pickup, the TRX. This beast that’s designed to be mega off-road has one hell of an engine within the type of a 6.2 Liter HEMI V-8 that produces 702 ponies and 650 pound-feet of torque. Energy is shipped to all 4 wheels by way of an eight-speed computerized gearbox. These are some huge numbers however provided that this can be a full-size truck and weighs 6350 kilos, it actually does want that form of energy to shift the way in which it does.

Toyota Supra A90

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Now coming to the crimson nook, we have now what seems to be like a fairly stock-looking A90 Supra, barring that big wing and a few fancy rims, which can be most likely on some sticky rubber. The bottom automobile contains a BMW sourced 3.0-liter inline turbo six that churns out 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. The Supra additionally employs an eight-speed computerized gearbox, however solely sends its energy to the rear wheels. It ideas the scales at 3397 kilos.

So practically half the ability versus the truck, but in addition half the load. Rear-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive, this must be shut.

The Race

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Having reviewed the numbers, (type of) and burnouts executed, each autos line up on the Christmas lights. The lights exit and it seemed as if the driving force within the Supra gave the TRX the hit. If not, his response time was fairly poor, because the truck just about took off because the lights turned inexperienced.

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Having reviewed the numbers (type of) let’s speak a have a look at how the AWD vs RWD showdown unfolds. From the seems to be of it, you’re feeling as if the driving force within the A90 gave the TRX a success

After what appeared like an eternity, at the least in drag racing phrases, the A90 was lastly underway. Regardless of the gradual begin, the Toyota simply managed to get previous the TRX 50 toes from the traps. Talking of traps, the RAM punched in a time of 12.32 seconds at 109.29 mph, whereas the Supra managed 11.70 seconds at 120.26 mph. Based on a touch upon the video, the driving force within the RAM had a response time of 0.013 versus the Supra’s at 0.500.

Remaining Ideas

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The A90 nonetheless nearly managed to catch the TRX with 50 toes to spare, punching in a time of 11.70 seconds at 120.26 mph, whereas the TRX managed 12.32 seconds at 109.29 mph to do the standing quarter

Okay so the Supra received, however many, and this contains Toyota fanboys’ don’t actually regard the A90 as a real Supra. One particular person within the feedback part went so far as to name it a BMW Supra. However hey, the A90 is able to getting across the Nürburgring in 7: 40, which is a blisteringly fast time.

Hearsay has it that Toyota is engaged on a guide Supra, which is one thing that I’m wanting ahead to for certain. So far as the TRX is anxious, the physics-defying efficiency nonetheless boggles my thoughts and boy does it sound incredible. It’s huge, it’s brash, it’s in your face, and may simply sustain with some fairly severe sports activities automobiles like we simply noticed with this Supra. Have you learnt the precise specs for both of those two? Do tell us within the feedback under.

You’ll be able to watch how issues go down between the RAM TRX and the A90 Supra within the clip under

Khris Bharath

Khris Bharath

Khris is a basic automobile aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, though he retains tabs on all the pieces from tremendous exotics like an outdated EB 110 to the most recent from Lucid. Method One could be very near his coronary heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris additionally loves his highway journeys and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Learn full bio

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