Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Exotic Car Restoration Livermore - Ferrari F12 Meets Track-Happy 599 GTO in a Straight Line Drag Race - FZ Restoration - 925-294-5666

In terms of on-screen presence, this right here is one of the coolest drag races we've seen lately.

Seriously now, what can be more awesome than having the 740 HP Ferrari F12 Berlinetta take on the 599 GTO - a car that was faster around the Fiorano test track than the iconic Enzo?

Just like how the F12 is a flagship GT model for Ferraritoday, so was the 599 GTB Fiorano a few years ago. The GTO however is more track-oriented and has more power than the standard GTB.

We're talking about 670 HP and 620 Nm (460 lb-ft) of peak torque, which is enough to get it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.3 seconds (0.2 seconds slower than the F12).

But since there isn't a track in sight and this race takes place in a straight line on a so called "drag strip", you'd be right to assume that the F12's power and torque advantage would shine through.

So then who won the race? The newer, faster and more powerful Ferrari did - which still doesn't take anything away from how cool the 599 GTO really is.

In terms of track times, the F12 Berlinetta lapped the Fiorano test track in 1'21.00 sec while the 599 GTO did it in 1'24.00. In fact, the F12 is so fast, it got within 1.3 seconds of the LaFerrari's official time.

Let's face it. This race was never going to be close. Not even if they used a real race track.


by Sergiu Tudose

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