Drag racing never gets old so here we go again

Orchestrated by Hennessey Performance at its Pennzoil Proving Ground, this drag race between the F8 Tributo and a 765LT might be short, yet it’s just the right dose of supercar radness.

Watch The World's Quickest Ferrari F8 Tributo Take on a McLaren 765LT
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These two supercars are both deadly quick on a racetrack and as you are about to see, on the drag strip, too. Regardless of which one you pick, you can bet that performance will be delivered through and through. However, the Macca has the upper hand here due to its firepower.

In the 765LT, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 cranks out 755 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 590 pound-feet of twist at 5,500 rpm. The rear wheels are spun by a seven-speed dual clutch.

Watch The World's Quickest Ferrari F8 Tributo Take on a McLaren 765LT
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The F8 Tributo is no slouch, either. It is also blessed with a twin-turbo V-8, but it displaces 3.9 liters and makes 710 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 568 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm. Every ounce of oomph gets sent to the rear axle through a seven-speed auto.

Other than the power and torque advantage, the McLaren has another ace up its sleeve: weight. At 2,952 pounds, the 765LT is lighter than the 3,164-pound F8 Tributo.

With everything thrown into the drag equation, what you get - or more precisely, what the Ferrari gets - is a proper beatdown.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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