The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a very fast car, but it can’t keep the spark plug for the McLaren 765LT in a straight line.
To show the difference between the two supercars, the guys from Hennessey Performance recently headed to the tow bar with the F8 Tributo and 765LT. Sure, the F8 Tributo isn’t a direct rival to the 765LT, but until the hardcore version hits the market, it’s still Maranello’s closest competitor to McLaren.
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In the first race, the 765LT took just 9.532 seconds to sprint a quarter mile, at a trap speed of 147.54 mph. By comparison, the F8 Tributou took 10,139 seconds at a trap speed of 139.44 mph. The second race gave very similar results, with the 765LT recording 9,571 seconds of a quarter mile at 145.63 mph, while the F8 Tributo set 10,119 seconds of driving at exactly 139 mph.
It only takes a quick review of the specifications of both cars to understand why the 765LT is so much faster. Beneath Ferrari’s sexy body is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 710 hp and 770 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels, while the car weighs 1,464 kg.
By comparison, the McLaren has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 755 hp and 800 Nm of torque. It also uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive, but weighs less than the Ferrari at 1,339 kg. Moreover, dyno movements suggest that the 765LT could actually produce close to 900 hp on the crankshaft.