Will the Brit beat the Yank?
Tug of war between a Land Rover and a Dodge RAM
The 5.9 litre Cummins turbo diesel engine of a Dodge Ram can deliver 325 HP and 610lb-ft/825 Nm torque, but even the „weakest” version has 215 HP and 420 lb-ft/568 Nm torque. The Land Rover Defender 300 Tdi’s 2.5 litre turbo diesel engine has 111 or 122 HP and 195lb-ft/264 Nm or 210 lb-ft/280 Nm torque, depending on engine code.
The badge on the RAM’s tailgate says it’s a 4X4. Land Rover Defenders are always four wheel drive equipped. Put these two cars on the opposite ends of a strong rope and let the tug of war begin.
Hmmm. Interesting. It looks great, and it also feels great to see the little Yokshire terrier beat the pitbull, but I have my doubts. Is the 4WD engaged in the RAM? Why can’t I see the front wheels of the Dodge spin? I don’t get it. Is the Landy’s transmission system so much better? Or does the Landy have way more power than stock? What do you think?