Ferrari F8 Tributo vs Mclaren 765 LT vs Porsche 911 GT2 RS; Need We Say More
European Exotics battle it out on the runway in a series of drag racesby Khris Bharath, on
In this week’s drag-race special, CarWow pits some top-tier European exotics against each other. We have the U.K with the Mclaren 765 LT vs Italy with the Ferrari F8 and the mighty Porsche 991 GT2 RS representing Germany, for today’s shoot-out. Let’s see which one of these supercars makes it top.
In the red corner, we have a Ferrari F8, courtesy of SCC Private Members. Under the skin lies 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It produces 720 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. The Ferrari weighs 3163 pounds. While styling is subjective, I’m sure that most of you will agree that the F8 is the most handsome car here.
McLaren 765 LT
In the white corner, we have one of McLaren’s most powerful cars in its lineup, the 756 LT. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine produces 765 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The Mclaren also uses a 7-speed DCT, just like the Ferrari. It is a tad bit lighter weighing 2951 pounds. Things are already looking great for the British car.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991 Generation)
Finally, we now turn our attention to the other red car here, which also happens to be the heaviest in this company at 3240 pounds. The Porsche features a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 700 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque. Just like the other two cars here the Porsche also features a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with power going to the rear. However considering that the engine is mounted right at the back, it should help the Porsche with better traction.
Spoiler alert; Although the Ferrari should be the best sounding car on paper it’s the Porsche with its stock exhaust that produces pops in bangs, which wins the sound test hands down. Soundcheck and tire warm-up done, done it was time to race.
The hammer dropped and they were off. It was pretty much neck and neck from the get-go and all three cars were in line with each other, however as the race progressed the McLaren started to pull on the other two cars and it gained a considerable lead over the red cars at the quarter-mile. It clocked in a time of 10.1 seconds whereas the Porsche came in second at 10.5 seconds and the Ferrari was a second behind at 10.6 seconds. Strangely, the McLaren got the worst launch of the three cars, and yet, once it got going and was able to put its power down, it really was no contest.
Rolling Race - Normal Mode
They set off from 50 mph in the normal, least sporty setting possible, that you could select. The nail it and it was the GT2 RS had the best kick down followed by the 765 LT with the F8 trailing the pair. It really was a two-horse race between the Porsche and the McLaren. By the half-mile mark, the GT2 RS was in the lead however, as they approach the mile marker the white car was ahead of the Porsche. The McLaren took this one as well and was doing 192 mph at the mile marker.
Rolling Race - Sports Mode
This time round they switched all three cars up to the sportiest settings in manual mode. They open the taps once again from 50 mph and when you take the Porsche PDK out of the equation, it really was no contest this time around. The Mclaren was gone. It was in the lead pretty much throughout the rest of the race and was leading the pack by the ½ mile marker. It pulled an even bigger lead by the time it hit the one-mile cone.
Last but certainly not least was the full emergency brake test from 100 mph. They hit the line and surprise surprise the heaviest car of the bunch actually ended up winning this one. The Porsche GT2 RS has some mighty stopping power and out braked both the Ferrari and McLaren 765 LT. The Ferrari didn’t fare that bad this time around coming in second. But an overall victory for the Mclaren 765 LT.
You can watch the entire race in the video below