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Heya Rivian fans! So, a couple of days ago my very own Rocky the Rivian got the chance to beat the pants off of the Lightning in a drag race! Andre at TFL Truck reached out and challenged me to a dual, except that he drove it himself. :)


They also let me use the track for a while and do my own SPEED TESTS:


I didn't know till I watched the TFL video that Roman actually beat me in top speed by 1 mph!

They even asked me to start the races!

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My favourite part was Andre's face as he was rippin the Rivian

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Of all the ways I would need a comparison of these trucks, speed is one of the least needed. Is anyone surprised about the R1T's performance?
 

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Of all the ways I would need a comparison of these trucks, speed is one of the least needed. Is anyone surprised about the R1T's performance?
Nope, but Magna is sponsoring the entire shabang....so the videos must go on.
 

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Of all the ways I would need a comparison of these trucks, speed is one of the least needed. Is anyone surprised about the R1T's performance?

Ya, Let’s not measure performance or maneuverability. Which one can hold more beverages? That’s the most important thing.
 


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Ya, Let’s not measure performance or maneuverability. Which one can hold more beverages? That’s the most important thing.
It's a truck not a race car. What good is the best 0-60 if it can't perform needed tasks for which one buys a truck?
 

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It's a truck not a race car. What good is the best 0-60 if it can't perform needed tasks for which one buys a truck?
It performs the truck tasks I need.
 

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Ya, Let’s not measure performance or maneuverability. Which one can hold more beverages? That’s the most important thing.
Not only does it perform the trucks needs, speed, but I would say it would win the off-road challenge with these other trucks in the video too. I can find appreciation in every one of them though.
 

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It's a truck not a race car. What good is the best 0-60 if it can't perform needed tasks for which one buys a truck?
I bought this truck because I'm an auto enthusiast and I love fast things and I also love practicality. Don't care about performance? Why don't you get yourself one of those Ford EV van things. Trucks aren't just for work anymore.
 

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3.63 in the 20's is pretty damn impressive. If it wasn't for the range loss and the fact that I'm never going to take this thing anywhere near anything that would require that level of aggressive traction, I would totally be tempted.

Also - not sure how these guys have made it to 1+M subscribers with just 20 minute long videos. I feel like I have a whole nother hour to kill now...

Edit: I hadn't watched RIVIAN Dad's video - it looks like an even 3.5 was the fastest time. Even more impressive!
 
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3.63 in the 20's is pretty damn impressive. If it wasn't for the range loss and the fact that I'm never going to take this thing anywhere near anything that would require that level of aggressive traction, I would totally be tempted.

Also - not sure how these guys have made it to 1+M subscribers with just 20 minute long videos. I feel like I have a whole nother hour to kill now...
What did P.T. Barnum say?
 

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It's a truck not a race car. What good is the best 0-60 if it can't perform needed tasks for which one buys a truck?
It's actually both if it is Drag Racing. Hoping someone does a road race track test, as I'd never drive mine on a RR track. But I do wonder how it would measure up.
 

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I bought this truck because I'm an auto enthusiast and I love fast things and I also love practicality. Don't care about performance? Why don't you get yourself one of those Ford EV van things. Trucks aren't just for work anymore.
Hell yeah, the only reason I ordered it was because of the Claimed HP. Which pleasingly went up after I'd made my reservation. The bed and cargo stuff is just a nice perk as I'll never seriously use it as a truck. (hauling & towing)
 

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It performs the truck tasks I need.
Not only that - but I think for a lot of people looking at the R1T, they are getting into the pickup market for the first time.

If it wasn't for the very unique capabilities and functionality that only the R1T has, I would never be in the market for a truck.

Growing up, my dad drove a 1969 Chrysler New Yorker which was considered a full size sedan. It was 7 inches LONGER than an R1T!

It also had a 440 V8 and ran a 0-60 in ~6.5

How times have changed...
 

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Not only that - but I think for a lot of people looking at the R1T, they are getting into the pickup market for the first time.

If it wasn't for the very unique capabilities and functionality that only the R1T has, I would never be in the market for a truck.

Growing up, my dad drove a 1969 Chrysler New Yorker which was considered a full size sedan. It was 7 inches LONGER than an R1T!

It also had a 440 V8 and ran a 0-60 in ~6.5

How times have changed...
I specifically didn't want something the size of an F150, but also wanted to maximize cab size similar to a Ridgeline... lime thr R1T.

Coincidentally a guy pulled up to me to ask about it today in a parking lot. He was driving a rental F150, and said he was considering the R1T. He doesn't want to get the Lightning because it's too big.
 

 
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