A drag race where a 1965 Ford takes on 2021 F-150 would be no big deal if it were on asphalt, but this race happened off-road! .. Among other things.
Folks, when a 1965 Ford takes on 2021 F-150 in a drag race (or just about any measurement of performance) it’s a pretty good bet that the modern truck has the advantage. Compared to a stock 1965 Ford, a modern F-150 has more power, better traction distribution, better handling and it’s way safer.
This much is pretty obvious. Still, there is something to be said about picking the venue where the battle will commence. Tommy invited Andre to bring his new Ford F-150 4X4 hybrid to Tumbleweed Ranch for a day of hooning. None of this video is particularly scientific, or useful for the consumer. In fact, a majority of this video is spent with Tommy trying to find obstacles that Andre cannot surmount. In one case, Tommy succeeded.
The 2021 Ford-F150 hybrid is a 4×4 with a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo. That engine has an electric motor crammed between it and the transmission. Combined, it makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. It has a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a rear locker.
Our 1965 Ford F-100 is a bit of a cobbled together farm truck. While is has the body and components from an F-100, its running gear and frame come from an F250. That includes its “divorced” transfer case. Power comes from a 300-cubic-inch inline-six that makes approximately 120 hp and 250-ish lb-ft of torque. This old timer has a proper 4-speed manual transmission too.
As I stated before, this is basically an excuse for Andre and Tommy to be a bunch of jack-wagons at our ranch. Still, it’s a lot of fun seeing that old F-100 in action. Check out this fun video and keep an open ear at the ready for the intriguing names we are labeling obstacles!