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458 vs MP4 dragstrip showdown 6/23

This Saturday, Christine and I are finally going to line 'em up and give 'em the beans. Sacramento Dragstrip - Grudge Night. No factory special cars, no competition tires, no race fuel - stock vs stock. McLaren vs Ferrari. Twin Turbo vs Normally Aspirated. England vs Italy. Husband vs Wife.

Hope to meet a few of you there!
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Sounds very cool, but too far for me to make it. Please be sure to post a vid or two!
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This Saturday, Christine and I are finally going to line 'em up and give 'em the beans. Sacramento Dragstrip - Grudge Night. No factory special cars, no competition tires, no race fuel - stock vs stock. McLaren vs Ferrari. Twin Turbo vs Normally Aspirated. England vs Italy. Husband vs Wife.

Hope to meet a few of you there!
Looking forward to the video.

My guess is the Mclaren takes it by a nose.

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We will see. We're running pump gas, and we'll try both standard and launch-control starts.
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Just got home.

Short version: McLaren has a definite power advantage, Ferrari launches better. Both cars would benefit hugely from more traction.

Run 1: McLaren malfunctions mid-run (pcm failure, drive to dealer, etc) and Ferrari wins, pulling [email protected] in the 8th. I get on the phone, McLaren tech gives me reset instructions. Normalcy returns.
Run 2: no time slip, Ferrari loses traction on the 2-3 shift and backs out of the run.
Run 3: clean run, both cars have traction control lights on past 60mph. Neck and neck in the 8th with Ferrari turning [email protected] and the McLaren [email protected] McLaren powers through the big end to the win, [email protected] vs Ferrari's [email protected]
Run 4: sun has set, remaining traction goes away. Ferrari gets 2.2 60' and gets a little sideways midtrack (!!) , McLaren gets 2.3 60', short shifts to 2nd, hooks and runs [email protected]

At that point the Ferrari called it a day. McLaren did a few more passes with Launch Control enabled, best of [email protected]

Conclusion: on the street, 458 vs MP4 could go either way from a dig; from a roll the McLaren will gradually walk away.

Video to come after I get some sleep.

Cheers, Ben ( Too many toys, not enough garage space! )
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