Same same, but different.
Let's be honest: modern-day supercars have become so outlandishly fast that they can basically be considered full-blown race cars. Even a Tesla Model 3 will blow the doors off of most old-school sports cars. We've seen some intense supercar drag battles in the past, but one of our favorites has to be the feud between this Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ferarri F8 Tributo. In the first video, we saw the Porsche nail the start, but the Ferrari kept reeling the German back in. These races were shot on a quiet private road, but now these two face off on an actual drag strip, and things get interesting.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo featured in the video packs a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that kicks out 710 horsepower, and rolls on a set of sticky Toyo R888R tires. Power is sent to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which allows it to sprint to sixty in only 2.9 seconds. The Porsche on the other hand packs 640 hp from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter boxer-six and will do the same sprint in a blistering 2.7 seconds. As we saw in the previous race, the Porsche has the upper hand at the start, but the Ferrari's extra power clinches the deal in the end. On a prepped track however, the Porsche's advantage can deteriorate.
The first race sees the Porsche get a slight jump on the Italian, but with the added grip offered by the sticky drag strip, the Ferrari catches up even faster than before, and easily passes the Porsche on its way to a 10.254 second run at 110.61 mph. The Porsche manages a respectable 10.542 second run at 103 mph.
The second race goes the same way, with the Ferrari taking an easy win with a time of 10.259 seconds versus the Porsche's 10.381 seconds. Some are complaining that the Porsche 911 S is the drop-top version, but we don't think a hardtop will make much of a difference with that much of a power difference.