Video: Ford Bronco Raptor challenges Jeep Wrangler 392 to a drag race
Both the Ford Bronco Raptor and the Jeep Wrangler 392 are Premiership League players, in the sense that both lead the rankings of their respective marque’s off-road vehicles. But how do they compare on tarmac?
The Fast Lane Car has an answer in this quarter-mile drag race video. The Wrangler comes to the start line with a 6.4-liter non-turbo Hemi V8 rated at 476 PS (469 hp / 350 kW). The Bronco is less powerful with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 making only 424 PS (418 hp / 312 kW).
Still, before you start watching, keep in mind that the race took place in the Colorado mountains at an altitude of approximately 1,600 meters (5,250 ft) above sea level. This implies thinner air with less oxygen to burn than usual. The non-turbo engine takes a considerable performance hit in this environment; so does the turbo V6, but to a lesser extent. In fact, the altitude might just even out the odds for the Bronco.
Will it, though? Watch the video and find out. Stay tuned for a Bronco First Edition cameo further into the race.
Editor Andrew Raspopov