• Mar 21, 2011
Ferrari 458 Italia versus Shelby Cobra with $400K on the line – Click above to watch video after the jump

Take a moment and pretend you're a wealthy man or woman. (If you're already wealthy, take a moment to enjoy the warm green glow from your money... otherwise, time to get back to pretending.) Would you rather spend your money on a modern Italian sportscar or a classic American muscle car?

Let's say you pick one and your wealthy friend picks the other... you'd probably want to take both to the track and see who bought the faster machine, right? That's just what the two folks in the following video do with a Ferrari 458 Italia and Shelby Cobra.

Not content with a basic Gentleman's Bet, the duo decide to put serious cash on the line. The winner of the race gets $400,000. The clip, which you can see after the jump, is just a teaser, but the full video is promised soon. Which car is going to make that quarter-mile trip in less time and have its owner walk away $400,000 richer, the Cobra or the Ferrari? Sound off in the comments.

[Source: YouTube via Zer Customs]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      This is stupid. Get with the times...AOL. The video is already out. And, the Cobra wins. With a time of 10.74 seconds at 132.88 MPH as compared to the Ferrari's 11.54 second time at 121.97 MPH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTf0bj7Ho0U
      • 3 Years Ago
      This was in LV 2 weeks ago..

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTf0bj7Ho0U
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the Cobra is gonna win. There is no way that a stock Cobra beats an 458 Italia.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All of the people voting for the 458 assume it can make it down the quarter mile without bursting into flames.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I cant believe they did this !!! They should tell you in the title that this is just a teaser !!!! Absolutely diabolical behaviour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Kitty
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's nice to see people haveing fun . Can't take it with you ..
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want the pasanger and the chik whos on the start line.....and the race...the AC copy have almos twices much displacemet than the Ferrari XD
        • 3 Years Ago
        That car looks familiar I don't think it's a copy, I think it's one of the original continuation cars built with a mix of left over original parts and new parts by Shelby. Not quite as nice as having an original 60's car. But as close as anything else will ever get, and that polished aluminium finish looks pretty sweet.

      redneckwamon1360
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cabro all the way...American made always.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      This isn't even a question for me....I'd take the Cobra any day.


      I mean, come on, Ford always beats Ferrari.....Lemans, Daytona, F150th Italia, ect ,ect. ;-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are so many ifs.they need to do 3 out 4 or 5 out of 6 or some combination.The cobra was born to sit up and the f-car was born to hug the road but when your talking this kind've money who's to know.
      • 3 Years Ago
      the cobra's garbage
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