The tuned 911 Turbo S shows no mercy to the 488 Pista Piloti and the Aventador SV in a series of straight-line racesby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 05:31
The team at Carwow brought three fast cars to the drag strip. The contenders include the Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti, the Lamborghini Aventador SV, and a Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Pista Piloti and Aventador SV make more power than the Porsche in the standard form, but the latter is tuned to make 150 horses more for a Hulk-like transformation. Courtesy of this, it absolutely annihilates both the 700+ horsepower cars in a series of drag races! How often do you see a Ferrari and a Lamborghini get treated with such utter disdain?
It’s a Twin-turbo Flat-six vs Twin-turbo V-8 vs Naturally-aspirated V-12
The Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti comes with a 3.9-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that puts out 720 horses and 568 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV is powered by a 6.5-liter, V-12 naturally aspirated engine that churns out 750 horses and 509 pound-feet of twist. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The last car is the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S that features a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that cranks 650 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque in the stock form.
However, this example has been tuned by ES Motor and it produces 800 horses and 701 pound-feet of twist.
The mill is mated to an eight-speed PDK that routes power to all four wheels.
On a different note, The Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti isn’t an easy-to-acquire car. The host, Mat Watson, noted that you first have to take part in the Ferrari Challenge Series, and then you’re invited to buy it. Such is its exclusivity that it sells for over half-a-million bucks in the pre-worshipped market.
The Porsche Makes The Highest Power, But Is Also The Heaviest
As for the weights, the Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti is the lightest of the lot, weighing in at 3,053 pounds. The main reason for this is the lack of an all-wheel-drive system. The Lamborghini Aventador SV weighs 3,472 pounds, making it a little over 400 pounds heavier than its Italian counterpart. The tuned and customized Porsche, on the other hand, is the heaviest of the three. It stands at 3,616 pounds, which makes it 144 pounds heavier than the Lamborghini and 563 pounds heavier than the Ferrari.
Not to mention, all the cars come with a Launch Control.
How Did They Do Against Each Other On The Drag Strip?
In the drag race, the Lamborghini Aventador SV was quicker than the Ferrari off the line. The Ferrari, however, caught up soon after and left the Lamborghini in the dust. The tuned Porsche, on the other hand, had flown past these two the second the A-pedal was depressed.
Such was its dominance that it completed the quarter-mile race in just 9.7 seconds, making it 0.8 seconds quicker than the 488 Pista Piloti and 1.2 seconds quicker than the Aventador SV.
As per drag time standards, these are huge margins.
Next was the rolling race in comfort mode. Here too, the Porsche bullied the Italians till the very end. The Ferrari had the worst kickdown, which gave the Lamborghini a healthy lead. But, by the half-mile mark, the Prancing Horse overtook the Italian Bull. There was no change in position at the end of the mile mark either.
The second rolling race was done differently to create a level playing field for all three cars. All the cars were in their sportiest settings, starting from 50 mph. The Lamborghini was locked in the second gear since it has the least torque. The Ferrari was slot in the third gear. The Porsche, however, was locked in fourth gear since it makes a lot more torque and also comes with an extra gear when compared to the seven-speed Italians.
For a second, the Lamborghini went past both the cars, but the Ferrari quickly caught up. The Porsche was last this time, but at the half-mile mark, it overtook the Lamborghini to claim the second position. By the end of the mile, it went past the Ferrari, too, thus claiming its third win over its rivals here. The 911 Turbo S recorded a top speed of 206 mph in this last run.
As for the final brake test, the Pista glided and took the longest distance to stop from 70 mph. The Aventador stopped a little earlier, but the 911 Turbo S stopped in the shortest distance, thus doing a clean sweep over the Ferrari and the Lamborghini.
If you could pick one car of these three – not just for drag race – which one would it be - The Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti, The Lamborghini Aventador SV, or the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.