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Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?

How does this bone-stock F8 Tributo with RWD stack up against a tuned 1000 HP Porsche Turbo S with AWD?

Brooks from the Drag Times YouTube Channel put out a video of an F8 Tributo taking on a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S in a couple of Quarter-Mile passes. It’s not the first time that these two potent exotic’s have come together, but I really am curious to see as to how well a stock Ferrari F8 fares against a tuned Porsche. The showdown took place at the Atco Dragway in New Jersey.

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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In the white corner, we have a bone-stock 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo.

This Italian is rocking a 3.9 Liter Twin-Turbo V-8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 569 pound-feet of torque, coupled to a seven-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).

The Ferrari tips the scales at 3,450 pounds. The F8 has a sticker price of $339,000.

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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In the black corner, we have a 2019 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S with the ES850 package from AIM Performance.

The German car features a 3.8 Liter Twin-Turbo Flat Six engine that produces 890 horsepower at the wheels, mated to Porsche’s seven-speed DCT.

The Porsche weighs 3,527 pounds and costs $230,000. With the number’s out of the way, let’s race.

Race 1

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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Both cars pull a couple of 11’s to put some heat into the rubber and line up for launch. The lights turn green and the driver of the Porsche has a poor RT (Reaction Time) and the race was pretty much over, right there, because the Ferrari was ahead pretty much all the way to the finish line. Although the Ferrari did cross the line first, looking at the quarter-mile times tells a different story. The Porsche managed 10.18 seconds at 145 mph, while the Ferrari clocked in 10.26 seconds at 137.11 mph.

Race 2

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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On the second pass, the hammer drops and the F8’s driver had a poor RT. The Porsche’s launch was spot-on and it pulled hard and stayed in the lead, all the way to the quarter-mile. This time around, the AWD Porsche did a sub-10 second time of 9.98 seconds at 145.23 mph, while the F8 managed a time of 10.45 seconds at 135.48 mph.

Race 3

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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The drivers of both cars had a poor RT in the first two races. Let’s see what happens in this third and final race. The cars line up once again at the line. The hammer drops, and both cars get a perfect launch this time around. The Turbo S crept ahead, but the Ferrari still managed to keep up, however, by the halfway mark the Porsche started to pull away from the Tributo and it eventually took the win. The Porsche clocked in a time of 10.51 seconds at 144.40 mph, while the Ferrari managed 10.33 seconds at 137.48 mph.

To Sum It Up

Can A Ferrari F8 Tributo Pin Down A 1000-HP Porsche 911 Turbo S On The Drag Strip?
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So an overall victory then for this tuned Porsche. But I have come away surprised with how good the F8 fared as well, considering it is completely stock, straight from the factory, and only sends power to the rear, unlike the Porsche which has AWD traction and 100 more horses.

Watch how the race between these two European exotic’s pans out below


Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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