As wanderers of the infinite Internet wastelands, we've seen some pretty bizarre drag races, but nothing compares to the event that takes place in the video after the jump. In it, a classic Ferrari 250 GTO is pitted against the most unlikely of competitors; a Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900. The Ferrari gets the benefit of a tarmac launch while the UTV is left to put its 875cc engine's motive powers to the grass-covered ground. How does the race turn out? We'll let you watch and see for yourself, but we will say that the tango was considerably closer than we might've imagined.

It's difficult to tell whether the 250 GTO is an actual product of Maranello or if the vehicle is simply a well-executed replica. Either way, the video makes for fun watching. Hit the jump to check it out.



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      cq_
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why? Because they can!
      wcaptainkirk
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm thinkin' BEER and a bet were involved!
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't thank the folks who filmed this enough for not adding some obnoxious soundtrack over it. Strange drag race nonetheless.
      mlange944
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazingly enought that GTO is real!! It's chassis number 5095GT
      trans-am phoenix
      • 3 Years Ago
      why??
      paladin4families
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's put the Ferrari in the grass and see how it does!
      PaPa Joe
      • 3 Years Ago
      Polaris was faster than I thought
      Brian Bell
      • 3 Years Ago
      Date of Liability 01 07 2012 Date of First Registration 19 06 2008 Year of Manufacture 1963 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2953cc CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type PETROL Export Marker N Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour RED Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
      rondonit
      • 3 Years Ago
      Both are "Road Legal" in Arizona... Where's the Polaris Dealer?
      Brian Bell
      • 3 Years Ago
      The vehicle is registered in the UK as a Ferrari
      boston6r
      • 3 Years Ago
      No helmet, how stupid. These guys make Off road numbers look bad.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @boston6r
        man...some people always find something to critisize...
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      This should clue in some folks as to how absurd the horsepower wars of the last decade or so have become. Those ridiculous levels of power have trickled down to the point where some $5-10k ATV can (partially) keep up with one of the fabled sportscars of the 60s from one of the most prestigious names in the car world. If that is a real 250 GT, it only put out about 300 HP and yet today people think they need a minimum of 300 HP to go to the mall. Back in the 60s, 300 HP was used to win LeMan.
        Mark Werther
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        SO TRUE! I sell cars for a living and back in the early 2000s when the Altima V6 came out with 240HP, I remember thinking: what the hell? WHY? everyone's insurance is going to go up because of all the spectacular wrecks the average teenager was going to get involved in. Back then, THE car to have in my customer base was the Lexus GS400 (not the 300) because it had 300HP and was considered a rocket! Even nowadays, I have customers who tell me they need a V6 to merge onto the highway safely. I answer them that in my entire life, I have NEVER heard of someone unable to merge bacause they ONLY had a 4 cylinder. Automakers have the ability to improve economy, but instead take the tech and use it for HP. Whatever sells, I guess.
          Hi There Paul
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mark Werther
          In 1982 I had a diesel Jetta that sported a massive 52 HP, yet I usually had no problem beating most cars up an entrance ramp, because most people are scared of that right pedal. In 1985 I went to a Turbocharges Jetta with 68 HP, even better. Now I have a 2009 Accord with 176 HP. It hits 60 in 8.6 secs, which is pretty quick to me, and it has gotten as high as 34.1 mpg, and I am not a patient driver. If you want a 550 HP Caddy and can afford it, go for it. I will still think it's stupid and unneeded. Ego's must be fed.
          Patrick Rutherford
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mark Werther
          Yea i have a 96 ranger with just over 100hp and i can pull a 2000lbs with it and rarely do i feel like i NEED more HP, dont get me wrong it would be nice to have more but it really isn't necessary. I have never really understood the putting 300Hp in a civic, if you want something like that get a MX5 or a stang, I will settle with have to down shift down goin up big hills at 70mph for my 32MPG and the ability to fix it my self.
          Joe Bo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Mark Werther
          Agreed. I just recently bought a 6 speed 4 cylinder Acura TSX. It has (only) 200hp and 170 ft lbs of torque. Probably much slower than most v6 family sedans, but it's more than enough for me. Believe it or not I'm averaging over 32mpg combined and as much as 36mpg on the highway.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Why I agree with you wholeheartedly that the power wars as of late have gotten rather ridiculous, you seem to be grossly underestimating some of the iron of the 60-70"s. Thi was a time when standard sedans/coupes had as many aa eight deferent V8 options, several with needless displacement and power levels. And LeMan racers only had 300hp? That generation of endurance racers was the fastest ever, relative to other forms of motorsport. That was the zenith of sportscar racing. The winning Ford GT40's and Porsche 917's, especially, were bonkers fast. Like literally faster than F1 cars or that era. Jacky Icky and Hurley Haywood tell tales of doing 240mlhfood down the Mulsanne Straight in darkness. And they aren't exaggerating one bit. Also of note I will say that while power levels have reached absurd levels on many cars, the newfound safety and driver aids that come with them have made them more drive er friendly and tractable as ever.
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