Watch the Ferrari F8 Tributo go fast through the drag laneDecember 24, 2020
A video has been posted on the YouTube channel DragTimes showing the Italian supercar Ferrari F8 Tributo setting speed records in drag racing.
What do the American muscle car Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Italian supercar Ferrari F8 Tributo have in common? Nothing fancy other than both are offered in shades of red and both have a powerful V8 engine. And yes, there is another trait – both cars can pick up speed very quickly.
We doubt very much that when developing the F8 Tributo, Ferrari engineers thought that this supercar would also be actively used for driving in drag lanes.
The Prancing Horse feels more comfortable on twisty roads, but it’s undeniable that its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 is quite capable of sprinting the standard drag racing quarter mile (402 meters) pretty quickly. Ferrari says the coupe can hit 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 339.5 km / h, thanks to the 720-horsepower engine behind the driver. However, as this new video on YouTube channel Dragtimes shows, this rearward-shifted weight distribution also gives the F8 Tributo very good grip from the start.
According to the video, a fully stock car with Pirelli street tires was used for a series of runs. The car accelerated to a speed of 222.04 km / h in 10.33 seconds, and the first hundred was covered in 1.7 seconds. Curiously, switching to Toyo Proxes R888R sports tires, which were fitted to the rear wheels, showed that Ferrari showed identical results up to a 1.7-second start up to a speed of 100 km / h. The races were in race mode using the launch control system, but with some changes to the many Tributo launch and suspension settings, the time dropped to 10.12 seconds in the case of acceleration to speeds of 222.04 km / h and 1.67 seconds – up to 100 km / h.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote about the race between the Ford Focus ST, VW Golf GTI and Skoda Octavia RS. The guys from YouTube channel carwow decided to find out which “charged” hatchback is the fastest. The race was attended by VW Golf GTI MK8, Ford Focus ST and Skoda Octavia RS.
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