Special Reports: 2011 $30,000 Shootout Performance Tests

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 0-60 MPH Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 0-60 MPH TestOur first-day track tests were conducted at the Milan Dragway. Temperatures hovered around 72 degrees with a slight breeze throughout the day.

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2011 $30,000 Shootout: 60-0 MPH Braking Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 60-0 MPH Braking TestWe conducted our brake testing on the vast blacktop surface of the Vehicle Dynamic Area at Michigan Proving Ground, where temperatures were just below 80 degrees and the blacktop was clean and warm.

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2011 $30,000 Shootout: Quarter-mile Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: Quarter-mile TestWe know these trucks aren’t sports cars. What the quarter-mile gives us is a consistent baseline to compare each truck against the track and against its competitors.

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2011 $30,000 Shootout: 7-Percent Grade (Loaded) Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: 7-Percent Grade (Loaded) TestFrom the very moment each truck left the line at the bottom of the grade, we could feel how capable each truck was able to climb the slope.

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2011 $30,000 Shootout: Autocross Test

2011 $30,000 Shootout: Autocross TestOur autocross runs were done at Romeo, where the weather was warm and the wind was scarce. Each truck made at least three runs with and without payload.

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2011 $30,000 Shootout: Mileage Challenge

2011 $30,000 Shootout: Mileage ChallengeEach truck filled up at the same gas station by the same fuel filler — once at the beginning, then at the end of the loop -- in the same way, making sure the tank was full with a "double-click."

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