What happens when two different manufacturers take two separate and unique paths to achieve the same goal? The short answer is you get a PickupTrucks.com Shootout; however, the long answer is you get the SVT Raptor and Mopar's Ram Runner on the same test course in the middle of a remote Southern California desert with an excited team of observers.
Add a professional driver to the mix and 4.73 miles of nasty gravel road, high-speed river wash and suspension-punishing ruts (and a helicopter to record all the action), and you have the ultimate cage match. SVT and Mopar built them, but we took them to the desert to find out which stands on top.
To see more action and behind-the-scenes photos of our test, go to our PickupTrucks.com Facebook page and check out our Duel In The Desert Photo Album.