As we watched the gentlemen in this video prep the (seemingly public) roadway for a launch, we became rather perplexed. Why didn’t they simply go to a proper dragstrip? Is it because they might be required to install roll cages?
Darn those pesky safety requirements.
In any case, after the rubber is laid and the stage is set, a very ordinary-looking Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 lines up next to a rowdy Ford Lightning with a claimed 700 horsepower and a set of slicks. We came in expecting the Lightning to handily walk the Silverado – and then we heard the spool of a turbocharger, only it wasn’t coming from the Ford.
As the fella in the middle drops his hands, we see the Lightning make a perfect launch, and then we see the Silverado absolutely blow its doors off. Looks like the combination of 4-wheel drive and a boosted V8 makes for quite the competitor, wouldn’t you say?
(Source: The Drive)