Drag Race: Porsche 911 Turbo Vs. Ferrari F8 Tributo

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Brutal acceleration vs. top-end speed.

There are no two ways about it: if you have two supercars sitting around, a drag race will eventually ensue. Which is exactly what happened here. The cars in question are the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, and the slightly more exotic Ferrari F8 Tributo. These cars were built to go fast, and neither are scared of a good old-fashioned drag race. We've previously covered a similar race where an F8 Tributo went head to head with a drop-top Porsche 992 Turbo S. That race resulted in a clear win for the Ferrari, but drag racing isn't a precise science, and anything can happen on the day, so let's get ready for round two.

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To get a better understanding of the race, the car's stats are important to look at: the Ferrari F8 Tributo is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 710 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 568 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. Power is channeled to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing this car to reach 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 211 mph. The Porsche 911 Turbo S' twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter boxer-six produces 640 hp and 590 lb-ft, and will sprint to sixty in 2.7 seconds, and carry on to 199 mph.

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The video shows the Porsche testing its launch control system, and the acceleration seems brutal to say the least. On a public road, the Porsche manages an amazing 10.37-second quarter mile with a 60 ft time of 1.63 seconds, and an eighth-mile time of 6.67 seconds. The zero to sixty time is an insane 2.7 seconds. In the first of four races, the Porsche nails the start, but as we've seen before, the Ferrari starts reeling in the German at higher speeds. In race two, the Ferrari gets a better launch, but the same results follow. The Ferrari manages a 0-60 time of 3.19 seconds in race two. Race three is a rolling start which sees the Ferrari walk away from the Porsche, and the final race is just a repeat. The Porsche is clearly quicker from a dig, but the top-end on the F8 Tributo is unstoppable.

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