1,500 HP Diesel Dodge Ram Is a Truck That Can Beat the LaFerrari in the 1/4-Mile

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Fifteen years ago, the original Fast And Furious spilled the beans on 1,320-feet racing, albeit on the street, teaching the world that a 10-second car means business.
Well, here we are in 2016, with the fastest production cars out there, such as the LaFerrari, delivering high 9-second quarter mile runs.

And you know what else can complete the run down the strip in about the same time as the members of the HHHT (Holy Hybrid Hypercar Trinity)? A diesel truck that has been overly modified for this purpose.

We are kidding you not - the Dodge Ram we're here to show you has proven it can achieve such 1/4-mile runs, with the feat having been caught on camera.

The oil-burning behemoth's engine compartment hides a built Cummins diesel that works with a compound turbo setup. For those of you who are wondering about the principle that sits behind such forced induction hardware, we'll mention this involves a series setup.

To put things bluntly, air coming from the intake goes into a low-pressure turbo, which compresses it and feeds a high-pressure turbo that delivers jaw-dropping levels of boost to the engine.

In this case, we're dealing with 90 psi of boost (no typo here). As a result, the Cummins delivers 1,500 hp and (drum rolls) a peak twist of 2,300 lb-ft (3,119 Nm).

So, to switch to a different kind of comparison, it's safe to say we are entering locomotive territory here.

As for how that grunt is translated onto the drag strip, once the driver stopped playing around to keep the mystery alive, the blue collar machine managed to pull a 9.4s run at 145.99 mph (235 km/h).

And yes, that run did cover the entire location in black smoke, but that was on the house. After all, we didn't see any of the spectators complaining about this part of the experience.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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