Judge straight-lines performance by strength and weight only at your own risk.
It’s always exciting to see a superhero battle royale. Of course, the pursuit of supremacy in drag racing is determined by many factors, and these cars are much more than straight-line performance. However, our eyes can still jump to 0 for whatever number on the spec sheet. So it’s not absurd to ask if a Ferrari 488 Pista can defeat the Porsche 911 Turbo S and / or the Lamborghini Huracan Performante in a quarter mile. Carwow recently held such a race, as is featured in an 8-minute YouTube video.
The supercar battle in five rounds
The 911 Turbo S is actually the king of Carwow drag racing. It was never defeated, although it faced a serious challenge from the Audi RS3. On the other hand, the 488 Pista was recently beaten by the BMW M5 Competition with 800 hp. Meanwhile, Huracán Performante has the best audio track among the three.
Two draw competitions, two rolling races and a braking match were held. In the drag races, Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari took first, second and third places, respectively. But in the rolling races (30 and 50 mph) and the braking competition, 488 Pista dominated, followed by the 911 Turbo S and Huracan Performante.
Expectations betrayed, but the specifications tell the truth
The 3,053 lb 488 Pista was expected to dominate all races due to its power and weight advantage; Its 3.9-liter V8 biturbo engine delivers 710 hp and 568 lb-ft. From peak torque. When not put next to the Pista, the 911 Turbo has impressive numbers as well: 640 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque that shifts 3615 lb. At 3322 pounds, the Huracan Performante weighs 631 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque from its V10 engine.
With power transmitted only to the rear wheels, the 488 Pista couldn’t keep up with the prowess of its four-wheel drive rivals. But since all of the rolling races were already running, Ferrari was completely dominant. Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo S’s colossal torque was also responsible for operating it to a quarter mile of 10.1 seconds.
The rule of the straight line is not just about strength and weight
The recent Carwow supercar race for supremacy demonstrated that straight-line performance would not be limited to just power and weight; Other factors such as how the energy is sent to Earth must also be considered. Lessons learned!
Source: carwow on youtube
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