epic bakkie drag race

Epic bakkie drag race. Picture: Cars.co.za

Watch: Epic bakkie drag race goes down to the wire

Seven double cabs go head-to-head in an epic bakkie drag race. The result will blow you away!

epic bakkie drag race

Epic bakkie drag race. Picture: Cars.co.za

Our colleagues over at Cars.co.za have done what they do best and put together another epic bakkie drag race for us to enjoy. This one features a number of brand new, and fan-favourite double-cab bakkies on offer in South Africa.

Which one of these bakkies will cross the finish line first? Skip to 03 min 30 seconds in the video for the drag race itself.


The race features the latest Ford Ranger 2.0 BiTurbo XLT 4×4, Volkswagen Amarok 2.0BiTDI Style 4Motion, Toyota Hilux 2.8GD-6 Legend RS 4×4, Mitsubishi Triton 2.4DI-D 4×4 Xtreme, Isuzu D-Max 3.0TD LSE 4×4, Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi Pro-4X 4×4 and the recently introduced GWM P-Series 2.0 LTD 4×4.

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You won’t find a better spread of double-cab bakkies going head-to-head anywhere in the world. That’s why us Saffas really are an authority on pick-up trucks worldwide.


epic bakkie drag race
Epic bakkie drag race. Picture: Cars.co.za.

However, the result of the epic bakkie drag race proves that power and torque isn’t everything. Lightweight construction, a good transmission and fast reactions time are crucial if you want to cross the finish line first.

We actually would have loved to see multiple runs of the race to get a completely representative result. Nevertheless, credit where credit is due for the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme, it showed some extreme performance in this instance.

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Here are the power, torque and kerbweight figures for each of the contestants:

  • Ford Ranger 2.0 BiTurbo | 154 kW/500 Nm | 2 284 kg
  • Volkswagen Amarok 2.0BiTDI | 154 kW/ 500 Nm | 2 132 kg
  • Toyota Hilux 2.8GD-6 | 150 kW/500 Nm | 2 029 kg
  • Mitsubishi Triton 2.4DI-D | 133 kW/430 Nm | 1 950 kg
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0TD | 140 kW/450 Nm | 2 045 kg
  • Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi | 140 kW/450 Nm | 2 023 kg
  • GWM P-Series 2.0 LTD | 120 kW/400 Nm | 2 100 kg