Ram truck launches 1,500 horsepower Cummins diesel, burns out all four wheels
This truck has been under construction for several months now. Everything is documented on YouTube if you have the time and patience to watch the long videos. If you’re here just for the drag strip action, the images below show the Cummins-powered ram hitting the drag strip to complete a few five-second 1/8 mile runs.
This isn’t the first time Greg has managed to cover the distance in less than six seconds. It happened about a month ago when he ran a 5.93 second sprint. But he’s back to try and improve that benchmark with new drivetrain and chassis tweaks.
Did he manage to shoot a faster sprint? Well not really. But it was really close with a 5.94 second run at 119.9 mph (192.9 km / h). His second attempt was just a little slower at 5.95 clicks, so he went back under the truck for more adjustments. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and the third sprint ended in a 6.17 second run.
But despite the lack of a new benchmark, this Cummins-powered truck is as fast as it gets. And it proves that diesel engines can still work and that all this talk about oil burners having reached their peak is nonsense. Sure, they’re far from clean and they gobble up diesel like crazy, but that’s not the point of drag racing. Click the play button below for the amazing diesel racing. And make sure you hit the 21-minute mark to see four-wheel burnout.