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Ferrari F8 Tributo competes against a Porsche Turbo S in this supercar showdown

Florida racing car driver and reviewer Brooks Weisblat has had access to his stake in supercars throughout his career. On his DragTimes YouTube channel, viewers saw how the car fanatic took part in competitions like a Ford GT against a Tesla 3 and a McLaren in a record time of 9.33 seconds. In a video published on Tuesday, Weisblat faced another challenge, this time with his 2019 Porsche Turbo S versus a 2021 Ferrari F8 tribute.

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A modified Porsche versus a production Ferrari

Weisblat had a good feeling how his Porsche would fare. His model is a 991.2 Turbo S, which is equipped with a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter boxer six-cylinder ES850 engine that can produce 1,000 hp and deliver 900 units of this energy to the wheels. This seven-speed all-wheel drive also costs around $ 230,000.

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In contrast to the modified Porsche, the Ferrari F8 Tributo that Weisblat competes is a production model, but still offers impressive statistics. This Ferrari has a 3.9 liter V8 engine with an output of 710 horsepower and 569 lb-ft of torque. Although it is rear-wheel drive, this Tributo is also a seven-speed. The overall package would set an owner back by about $ 339,000.

Ferrari flops in the first two races

White Ferrari F8 Tributo loses to a black Porsche Turbo S during the raceBrewing times

In the first race, the Ferrari had a much better reaction time at the start, going from 0 to 100 mph in 2.83 seconds, separating it from the Porsche by several car lengths. But it didn’t take long for the Porsche to catch up and in the end hit the checkered flag and cover the quarter mile in 10.18 seconds at 145.8 miles per hour. While it seemed tight in the end, the results didn’t look particularly favorable in the case of the Ferrari, which covered the distance in 10.26 seconds at a speed of 137.11 mph.

Race two showed a marked improvement in the Porsche’s performance as it finished its crack on the strip in 9.983 seconds at 145.23 mph and significantly outperformed the Ferrari’s results of 10.452 seconds at 135.8 mph.

Porsche is cleaning up the track

White Ferrari F8 Tributo behind black Porsche Turbo S during the raceBrewing times

Realizing that there was no way to win this best-of-three match, the Ferrari driver realized that the final race was just out of pride. In that final run, the car posted its best result of 10.337 seconds at 137.48 mph and 0-60 in 1.714 seconds. On the flip side, the final run wasn’t the best of the day for the Porsche, but it still made it with a finish of 10.051 at 144.40, beating the Ferrari.

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