Can The Ferrari F8 Tributo Dethrone Ken Block's 1400-HP Hoonicorn?

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Another drag race shows the Hoonicorn's supremacy.

By now, you'll doubtless have come across at least one of Hoonigan's Hoonicorn vs The World drag races. These races see racing driver Ken Block take his custom 1,400-horsepower, twin-turbo, methanol-fed Mustang up against other highly impressive and incredibly fast machines. Most recently, Block's Mustang (known as the Hoonicorn) went up against a Ford GT, but that's not the only supercar the Hoonicorn has to deal with. While the Ford GT race was cool, the Hoonicorn hasn't had to deal with a Ferrari yet, but thanks to the arrival of an F8 Tributo wrapped in a satin Giallo Modena finish, that's just changed.

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Hoonigan/YouTube

If this looks like just another unfair race, it's worth remembering that the F8 Tributo is not slow in a straight line either. The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 generates an impressive 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, all of which is directed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Thanks to very clever traction systems, this means that the F8 Tributo is capable of launching from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. With a curb weight of under 3,000 pounds, it weighs roughly the same as the mental Mustang, but as you can imagine, the Hoonicorn's instant launch and extreme power are more than a match for the little Fezza.

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Hoonigan/YouTube

With all three races taking place over a distance of 1,500 feet, the Hoonicorn has plenty of space to get into its stride, but when the F8 gets a 40 mph rolling advantage, the difference between the two vehicles is remarkably small. Even so, the incredible power of the Hoonicorn is too much for the F8 Tributo to handle, with Block crossing the line approximately half a car ahead of the F8. Will the Hoonicorn lose to anything? We don't know, but currently, it looks like betting against this astonishing Mustang is a definite recipe for disaster. Hopefully, the next car in the series will offer a real challenge.

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