The Ford F-150 stood no chance.
It's been a little over a year since Tesla posted a video of the Cybertruck competing in a tug-of-war contest against the Ford F-150. While Tesla was quick to point out that the Cybertruck won because of its low-down electric torque, Ford shot back (with help from Neil Degrassi Tyson) claiming that weight plays a larger factor in a tug-of-war than torque; obviously, the Cybertruck weighs much more than the F-150.
Despite how obviously irrelevant a pickup truck tug-of-war match is in the real world, another electric truck builder has decided to show off the benefits of batteries against the best-selling truck in America. This time, Lordstown Motors decided to pit its Endurance pickup truck against a 2019 Ford F-150.
Unlike Tesla's stunt, which was filmed on an uphill road, Lordstown filmed its tug-of-war on a flat, wet grass surface. Also, unlike the Tesla video, the F-150 featured here packs four-wheel-drive rather than rear-wheel-drive to level the playing field. In fairness to Ford, the F-150 used here only packed the smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, not the more potent 3.5-liter unit.
The F-150 was placed into 4WD Low with traction control turned off to make it a fair competition, though the Endurance's four-wheel wheel hub motors proved too much for the gas-powered truck to handle. Lordstown hasn't released official power figures yet, but the Endurance is expected to produce around 600 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft of torque.
From the word 'go,' the Endurance pulls the F-150 with ease. As we mentioned, though, tug-of-war matches don't prove much in terms of a truck's real-world usability. The outgoing F-150 still boasts a max towing capacity of 13,200 pounds, which nearly doubles the Endurance's expected towing capacity of around 7,500 pounds. But if you are the type of truck owner who loves attaching a strap to your hitch and challenging a fellow truck owner, you may want to buy a Lordstown Endurance.