Money Or Power? Lamborghini Urus Vs. F-150 Shelby Super Snake Sport

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This is an interesting one.

The Lamborghini Urus may have been built to handle some of the greatest racetracks on the planet, but how does it do in a straight line? Well, we've already seen it take on the Aston Martin DBX and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in a drag race, but neither of those vehicles has the 770 horsepower that a Ford F-150 Shelby Super Snake Sport can boast. The Ford truck is thus capable of doing the 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.4 seconds, but can an SUV with more seats, more luxury, and more weight outgun it? Well, the Urus has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 developing 641 hp and can get to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. This should be close.

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Not that close, as it turns out. With the advantage of launch control, it doesn't take long before the turbos on the Urus spool up with dramatic effect, launching the super SUV towards the horizon in a way that absolutely embarrasses the Shelby-powered Ford truck. Okay, sure, the Urus has an asking price of over $200,000, so you expect it to have launch control, but with the Super Snake Sport also boasting a six-figure price tag, it shouldn't be wanting for such a basic performance enhancement. Still, to make things fair, the race is run again without launch control. It doesn't make much difference though, and the Urus still takes a solid victory. So what about a roll race?

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Despite better throttle response being expected from a supercharged engine, there's not enough low-down grunt for the Ford truck to overwhelm the Urus, even with the Lambo suffering from clear turbo lag at the beginning of the race. Better gearing and aerodynamics play a role here, but the surplus of power that the Super Snake Sport has would seem to be enough to take down the Urus on a roll. That said, the Shelby starts at under $95,000 before options, and there's the added bonus of being able to perform donuts and burnouts when the mood takes you. We'd still rather have the Urus though.

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