Coming to us from the folks at Throttle House, the video is about 8-and-a-half minutes long, and includes specs and a little information on both vehicles, as well as some flat-out straight-line racing with a heads-up drag race from a dig and 30-mph roll.
Let’s start with the GMC Hummer EV. Finished in white with a contrasting black roof and detailing, this ground-pounding off-roader is equipped with the range-topping tri-motor powertrain, good for 1,000 horsepower and around 1,100 pound-feet of wheel torque. That’s a lot of muscle, but this thing is gonna need it for a drag race, as the rig weighs in at more than 9,000 pounds. Still, with Watts To Freedom mode activated, the GMC Hummer EV will definitely run some impressive performance numbers.
Alongside the Hummer EV in this test is the Rivian R1T, which boasts a whopping 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque thanks to four electric motors of its own. And yes, both numbers are significantly lower than the peak output figures for the Hummer EV, but the Rivian is lighter as well, tipping the scales at around 7,150 pounds.
Put that all together, and it should make for a pretty interesting matchup. However, there are a few wrinkles to add to the complexity, starting with the emergence of a third competitor, namely the Tesla Model X Plaid. While Tesla continues to work on its Cybertruck, the Model X Plaid is a decent stand-in, bringing 1,020 horsepower to the party, wrapped in an SUV body and weighing 5,390 pounds.
Additionally, both the Hummer EV and Rivian R1T have speed limiters that will definitely play a part in the race.
How will it all shake down? Watch the video to find out: