Three lorries giving their all in straight-line races is the dose of fun you need today!by Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:35
The folks at Carwow organized a different type of race this time. They got hold of three big lorries (known as ‘Trucks’ Stateside, but we’ll stick to calling them lorries to avoid confusion) to compete against each other in a series of drag and rolling races, along with a brake test. They all do different kinds of stuff. One of them is a grab lorry, the other with a concrete pumping machine, and the final one a skip lorry. In the conventional races with cars, you can kind of guess which one is going to win. But, that’s not the case here and we don’t know which one to root for either!
What Powers These Lorries?
First up is the Scania P280 Grab lorry. It features a 9.0-liter engine that makes 280 horses. Next is a Volvo lorry with a Concrete pumping machine that comes with a 5.0-liter engine. Finally, there’s the Scania Skip lorry that also comes with a 9.0-liter mill that puts out 250 ponies.
The Volvo lorry may have the smallest engine, but it is around 13,200 pounds lighter than the Scanias.
They Are Sub-30-Second Lorries
Forget about fast cars and quick acceleration for a minute. Can you imagine how much fun it can be when all vehicles top out at either 55 or 56 mph and you go till the very end of the line to see which of them wins? That’s exactly what happened here.
In the first drag race, the Scania Skip overtook the Volvo and the Scania grab lorry. To make it even more competitive, they raced to half-mile, but the Scania skip let go off the A-pedal while the other two went all the way till the end. The Scania Grab lorry came first, followed by the Volvo, and finally the Scania skip.
They raced again, but here, the Volvo jumped the start and went past the other two. At quarter-mile, the Scania Skip was leading, followed by the Volvo, and then the Grab lorry. This didn’t change at half-mile or one-mile marks either.
The Final Drag Race Witnessed A Completely Different Result
After two races where one lorry backed out and one jumped the start, they decided to settle in once-and-for-all to see which of them can claim the bragging rights. The Volvo got the best start, followed by the Scania Grab, whereas the winner of the first two rounds, the Scania Skip, was last. It was all based on the reaction times since they have the same top speed. At the quarter-mile and half-mile marks, the Volvo led the way, followed by the Scania Grab and the Scania Skip.
If you’re curious about the times, here’s how they fared. The Volvo reached the quarter-mile in 29.8 seconds, the Scania Grab in 30 seconds, and the Scania Skip in 31.1 seconds. The half-mile time was 46.7 seconds for the Volvo Pump, 47 seconds for the Scania Grab, and the Scania Skip in 48 seconds.
Next was the rolling race was from 20 mph. The Scania Skip lorry won it, followed by the Scania Grab lorry, and finally, the Volvo Pump lorry. The brake test saw the Volvo stop in the shortest distance. The Scania Grab took the longest distance to come to a standstill, which means the Scania Skip lorry came second
Watch the fun video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.