What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

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    What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs GMC Sierra vs Ram Rebel (and more) Drag Race!
    Which new pickup truck is quicker and by how much? This is why we drag race trucks! This time, it’s about 2020 GM gas V8s and half-ton turbo-diesels! There is also a surprise truck joining at the end.

    The first bracket race is between a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss with a 5.3-liter V8 / 10-speed automatic versus a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST with a 6.2-liter V8 / 10-speed automatic. It’s 5.3L V8 vs 6.2L V8! We know that the big V8 is quicker, but we need to get a proper 0-60 MPH time and drag race to see if this Silverado RST is the quickest GM truck we have ever tested.

    As always, our test track is IMI Motorsports in Dacono, Colorado. The track is at about 1-mile above sea level, and the air density is about 17% less than at sea level.

    Article and video at link: https://www.tfltruck.com/2020/02/che...ind-out-video/

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    Re: What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    This was a interesting watch, GM's new inline 6 diesel is pretty impressive, as is that sweet 6.2L

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    Re: What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    There should be a reminder for anyone who is watching this video, TFL typically tests at a mile high and at that altitude engines using forced induction has an advantage over engines without it. So turbo diesels and Fords ecoboost V-6 has an advantage there over the normally aspirated V-8 engines, in other words if the diesels win at this altitude at sea level they are likely not to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkillz View Post
    There should be a reminder for anyone who is watching this video, TFL typically tests at a mile high and at that altitude engines using forced induction has an advantage over engines without it. So turbo diesels and Fords ecoboost V-6 has an advantage there over the normally aspirated V-8 engines, in other words if the diesels win at this altitude at sea level they are likely not to win.
    True but it was all in good fun seeing how they each performed. 0-60 isn't on most truck buyers highest addenda anyway, but it doesn't hurt
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    Re: What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    Just you wait. Elon Musk will want to have a three way with his truck.

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    I will state, without hesitation (NPI) or equivocation, that the quicker truck will be quicker.
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    Re: What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    Diesel. Because you won't have to stop too much to refuel and therefore you will get to your destination first.

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    Re: What’s Quicker, a Gas or Diesel Pickup Truck?

    The 5.3L was a dog in this test. I've never liked the way GM tunes it (for FE), but at altitude its pretty bad. Turbo engines definitely have an advantage up there. (I have personally experienced this)
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