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Video: Tesla Cybertruck takes on the Rivian R1T in an off-road drag race

845 horsepower Tesla takes on 835 horsepower Rivian in a battle of the EV pickups. Which will come out on top?

Published: 16 May 2024
7 minutes 15 seconds

The Tesla Cybertruck doesn’t generate apathy – you either love it or loathe it.
 
But let’s put subjectivity aside, for an objective test: which is quickest in a drag race, the Cybertruck, or its nearest rival, the Rivian R1T?
 
Though this test is a little different, as we’re doing it off-road. With each electric pick-up truck sporting a tent out back and the track marked out on a dry lakebed in the middle of the desert.
 
Is your money on Top Gear Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Jack Rix, or Head of Car Testing, Ollie Marriage?

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