On this episode of The Fast Lane Truck, the fellas pit Andre’s old, trusty 2002 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500 against a new GMC Sierra and a new Ram 2500 HD pickup in a three-way turbodiesel drag racing showdown.
The Duramax under the hood of Andre’s Silverado was rated at 300 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque from the factory, though he’s fitted the truck with a cold-air intake and a 3-inch exhaust system, unlocking a bit more performance, in theory. His truck also weighs some 800 pounds less than the modern GMC.
Of course, that’s all a bit insubstantial, as the fifth-gen Duramax under the hood of the Sierra is good for 910 lb-ft of torque – almost twice the amount that the ol’ Silvy makes. The Sierra’s Duramax has more grunt than the 6.7-liter Cummins sitting under the hood of the Ram 2500, as well, which makes about 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque.
You can probably guess the outcome, but the competition’s a bit closer than you might expect. Go ahead and click play to see for yourself.