Two V8 supercars – in their own way – go to the drag strip for the ultimate drag race. One owner brings his F10 BMW M5 – a 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo – while the other contender proudly presents his Ferrari 458 Italia – another V8, but naturally aspirated and with a 4.5 liter displacement.
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The M5 shells out 560 horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque, good enough for a 4.4 seconds sprint from standstill to 62 mph. The highly aero-optimized 458 Italia makes 570 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque – that propels the Ferrari to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds. Thanks to its lower weight – around 1000 lbs – the 458 Italia is faster through the first 62 mph, but can the M5’s higher torque make up the difference past the initial sprint?
Judging by the video below, it certainly seems so, but we have a feeling that the M5 owner had some tricks hidden under the hood.
Let’s take a look.