Supercars have come a good distance prior to now 30 years and to show this, Lovecars lately gathered collectively a Ferrari F40 and a 488 Pista Spider for a drag race.
Although the F40 and 488 Pista are separated by roughly three a long time, they do share some commonalities, aside from the apparent incontrovertible fact that they’re each Ferraris. Most notably, the duo each function twin-turbocharged, mid-mounted V8 engines and have rear-wheel drive.
More particularly, the F40 rocks a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V8 with 471 hp at 7,000 rpm and 426 lb-ft (577 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm that’s mated to a handbook transmission. The 488 Pista Spider, then again, makes use of a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 with 710 hp at 8,000 rpm and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque from simply 3,000 rpm and sports activities a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
It is hardly a shock that off the road, the 488 has a major benefit. However, on this drag race, Tiff Needell who was driving the F40 received a superb launch and was truly forward of the 488 for the primary a part of the race. However, as he manually shifted by means of the gears, the Pista disappeared into the gap.
A have a look at the timing sheets present the 488 wanted 3.38 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) and ran down the quarter-mile in 11.17 seconds. By comparability, the F40 wanted 5.34 seconds to hit 62 mph and accomplished the quarter-mile in 12.74 seconds.