GMC Sierra Takes out Hemi Dodge Ram in Drag Race

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Nobody really thinks of the GMC Sierra as a powerhouse. But as we see in this video, maybe you shouldn’t sleep on one at the line!

When it comes to trucks, we consumers look for a lot of things. Comfort, towing and payload capacity, reliability, and off-road capability among them. But it’s also nice to know that if the owner of some “other” brand of truck decides to line up against you, you can own them in a drag race. Call it childish or stupid, but we just like to know that we can out-accelerate another truck if needed. And apparently, GMC Sierra owners don’t need to worry about Hemi-powered Dodge Rams.

We know this thanks to this recent video from Kunes Country TV. The fine folks behind this YouTube channel line up just about every kind of vehicle you can think of. You know, for science. And this time, it’s a 2017 6.2-liter GMC Sierra versus a 2017 Dodge Ram with the 5.7-liter V8. On paper, there’s an obvious favorite. The GMC Sierra pumps out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Dodge? Well, it has to make due with 395 hp and only 410 lb-ft of torque. So much for that “Hemi power.”

GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra is known as more of an upscale, luxurious pickup, so perhaps its extra equipment will slow it down? Or perhaps not. In the first race, the Sierra takes the Ram down by a truck length. In round two, the drivers switch seats. This time, the Dodge jumps out to an early lead, but the Sierra drives around it for the win. And that’s all she wrote. No tie breaker race needed!

It’s an impressive result for a truck that isn’t really touted as a powerhouse. But that just adds to the appeal of owning a GMC Sierra. After all, who doesn’t want to be underestimated at the line?

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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