The Roadster wins, but not the way you’d expect it to

Tug-of-war became a super hit after Tesla released a video of the Cybertruck towing the F-150 with ease. Since then, we’ve seen all sorts of such wars involving cars; some that are on par with each other, and some radically different. We even saw one vehicle take on three other cars at a time

The two vehicles in question are a Tesla Roadster and a Ford F-650. There is nothing in common between them. It’s more like a family feud that’s still not over. Will the F-650 get the redemption for Ford, or will the Roadster push the scoreboard to 2-0 for Tesla?

Ford versus Tesla: Round Two

Can a First-Gen Tesla Roadster Really Pull a Massive Ford F-650?
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The video comes courtesy of Gruber Motor Company. Although these two are miles apart, their strongest respective aspects make this is a close fight. The Ford F-650 has the weight and heavy build on its side, along with a powerful engine, whereas the Roadster has instantaneous torque. On paper, the F-650 is the clear winner. But, can a Roadster’s torque change the game?


In the video, you can see that the Roadster pulls the F-650 away. This isn’t a fair fight because the truck was put into neutral and made no efforts to put up a fight. There was no retaliation from the truck, which is generally seen from the smoke caused by the burnouts. So, this is more like a towing test for the Roadster than a tug-of-war. It’s a little disappointing.

Do you think the Roadster would have a chance if this was a fair fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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