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There could hardly be two more different approaches to the exotic supercar than the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and the Porsche Carrera GT. One's a production Italian gran tourismo with a front-mounted V12, and the other's a rare German targa with a mid-mounted V10. The Ferrari was designed and executed to be easy to drive, while the Porsche is reportedly twitchier than a monkey drinking coffee. As far as exotic sportscars go, they're like apples and oranges.

The question is, which one is faster? The video after the jump has your answer. The two supercars make two runs from a rolling start. One pulls ahead but by the end of the drag strip the second is ahead by a couple car-lengths. Follow the jump to find out which took the checkered flag.

(If you're thinking the Enzo would be a more fitting adversary for the Carrera GT, you're not the only one.)

[Source: German Car Blog]





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      • 8 Years Ago
      The best part is the cheesy victory music. I was anticipating some crappy electronic or rock music that perpetuates car vids..but I was surprisingly refreshed
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's "turismo."
      • 8 Years Ago
      there is a huge difference between an exotic and a supercar.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm with zach, compare the GT to the enzo, not a 599GTB. "hey let's take a mid engined, v10 powered lemans intended supercar and run it against a front engined v12 gt... who's gunna win?".

      Maybe they'll follow up with a run around the track, I wonder who would win a full circuit... hmmm.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Porsche, there is no substitute!
      • 8 Years Ago
      They're called "gears".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, let's race a Cayenne Turbo against an F430 Stradale! They're both from Europe!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      So that's great: A normal car from Ferrari can stand the better car ever from Porsche (special car). However, the Porsche GT can get closer to the Enzo Ferrari (what would be the logical comparison).

      Trying to compare Ferrari with Porsche is like trying to compare Porsche with BMW: futile exercise.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1: I caught that special as well; great show! The episodes on Abram tanks and the Apache helicopter were good as well.

      #2: MSRP and price as tested as two different things. MSRP on the Ferrari is about $255,000 USD. The Carrera GT's MSRP is about $440,000 USD. I have, however, seen the mark up on the Ferrari bump the price up to nearly $400,000 USD. A 2005 Carrera GT with a couple thousand miles at the worst, on the other hand, can be bought for mid to high $300,000.

      #16: Spot on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'd like to see those two against Ford GT (i'm not suggesting the winner, i'm just curious)
      • 8 Years Ago
      man i hate when people equate performance with quarter mile times. lets see some track times with turns. although i still believe the mid mounted porsche will win that, i think it's assinine to even draw comparisons with silly drag strip races.
      • 8 Years Ago
      cool video... let's face it... this isn't about gt vs exotic or germans vs italians... this is about stoplight to stoplight... depending on the streets, city, etc... it's a showdown from the time red turns to green. it's good to know who'd come out on top. oh yeah, these are professional drivers on a closed course. do not try this on public streets. yeah, right!
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