Why Autoblog is More Accurate Than It Thinks with F-150 Raptor vs. T-Rex Video

The 2017 F-150 Raptor can sprint to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. A video clip plays of the truck speeding along off road. The T. rex, played by a guy in a dinosaur suit, waddles along slowly.

The F-150 Raptor has four disc brakes for fade-free braking. The T. rex... has two feet? A similar series of clips plays.

You may think this video is absolutely silly—and it is—but the comparison is more accurate than you might expect.

You would think a real T. rex would perform better than a costumed human, but according to a new study published last month, Tyrannosaurus was limited to a 12-mile-per-hour walk. Any faster, and its legs would have shattered under its own weight!

Not terribly surprising coming from a lizard whose arms were too short to reach its mouth, though it does ruin that scene in Jurassic Park where Jeff Goldblum is in the back of a Jeep shouting "Must go faster!"

Designed for high-speed desert racing, the off-road F-150 Raptor would easily outpace a dinosaur.

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