Watch This Ferrari F12 Prove Why It’s a Drag Race Top Dog
When it comes to the latest generation of cars, newer usually means faster. It’s a notion that spans the new vehicle gamut, though you’ll never see that performance difference play out quite as visually as you will in a high-end sports car. In this case, that would be Ferrari. A pair of father and son Ferrari grand tourers – a Ferrari 599 GTO and its F12berlinetta successor – approached the line at the recent Unlim 500+ drag racing event in Russia. Both sport large, powerful V12 engines but not surprisingly it was the younger of the two that demonstrated its dominant evolutionary performance gains. Take a look. RELATED: This Ferrari F12 TRS is Rumored to Have Cost $4.2 Million
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On this run, it was the dash between 40 and 60 miles per hour that cemented the Ferrari F12’s win. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission in the F12berlinetta jumped on the power faster than the single-clutch unit in the 599 GTO, and the two Ferrari GT cars would maintain a similar gap through the entirety of the one kilometer run.
The Ferrari 599 GTB finished with a time of 21.8 seconds at 161 mph, and a quarter mile pass of 12.7 seconds at 124 mph. The searing F12 recorded a 20.8-second kilometer run at 165 mph, with the quarter mile taking just 11.9 seconds at 129 mph.
Other competitors included a slew of Nissan GT-Rs, as well as an odd Jeep Grand Cherokee and Porsche 911 Turbo S matchup. A 2014 GT-R recorded the top overall kilometer time with an eye-watering 15.5-second run at 220 mph.
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