The battle between EV and ICE continues to rage, with big power numbers from both camps making for some pretty interesting performance comparisons. Now, we’re watching what happens when GM’s all-electric off-roader, the GMC Hummer EV, goes head-to-head with Ford’s supercharged Raptor R.
Once again coming to us from the folks at Hoonigan, it’s a “This vs. That” drag racing battle that includes a walkaround and specs on both vehicles, as well as several rounds of heads-up racing.
In the first lane, we have the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1. This thing is the baddest of the bad when it comes to the Hummer EV lineup, throwing down with a three-motor, electric four-wheel-drive powertrain doling out a claimed 1,000 horsepower. Juiced by a 24-module, 212 kWh GM Ultium battery pack, this monster can rip off a three-second 0-to-60-mph time with Watts to Freedom mode activated, which is pretty impressive considering the rig weighs over 9,000 pounds.
Indeed, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 is a beast, but the competition is certainly no slouch, either. Representing internal combustion in this battle is the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, which is running a supercharged 5.2L V8 producing 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through a 10-speed automatic transmission and reaches the ground through a four-wheel drivetrain (although the owner says they leave it in 2WD “all the time”). While down on power compared to the Hummer, the Raptor R is also significantly lighter, tipping the scales at roughly 6,050 pounds. Though the Raptor R certainly isn’t some feathery sports car, the 3,000-pound weight difference will surely help it overcome some of its power deficit compared to the insane Hummer EV.
Of course, numbers are one thing, but the way in which those numbers translate in the real world is something else entirely. Which off-roader is gonna win on pavement? Hit play to find out for yourself: