Thursday, June 17, 2021
News Rivian R1T Electric Truck Shown Drifting On Arizona Dirt Track

Rivian R1T Electric Truck Shown Drifting On Arizona Dirt Track

Video shows how and where the new Rivian truck was developed

  • Rivian is in the final testing stages of its R1T EV truck set to debut in 2021

  • Video gives us a glimpse of recent testing in various conditions in Arizona

  • There’s a strong emphasis on drifting


It appears the Rivian R1T truck will be able to drift, and drift quite well. On the day a new competitor for the R1T electric pickup was unveiled over in Lordstown, Rivian unveiled a video showing its truck testing in harsh Arizona conditions.

The video appears to have been shot recently as the engineers behind the wheel are all wearing masks. The masks in question play a double role here as the Rivian shown testing in very light camouflage is kicking up quite the sand storm.

The R1T can also be seen climbing over rocks and going over sharp terrain, driving home the point that despite the presence of a battery in the truck’s underbody, the Rivian R1T will be well protected when going off the beaten path.

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And then there’s the drifting. The Rivian R1T will offer up to 750 horsepower from four electric motors, which means it will have plenty of power to swing its bed around corners. Other known specs include up to 400 (640 kilometres) miles of range, a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 3.0 seconds, and up to 11,000 pounds of towing capability.

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Charles Jolicoeur
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