Watch a Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 Destroy a Lamborghini Aventador in a Drag Race [Video]

Underground Racing’s Ferrari 458 Italia has been twin-turbocharged and packs 700-whp. Lamborghini‘s Aventador LP700-4 delivers 700-hp from the factory, so obviously it makes perfect sense to pit the two Italian exotics against one another in one awesome video.

Though the “racing” in the video isn’t exactly perfect in terms of judging which vehicle is truly better or faster, it’s worth watching to hear the sonorous note of two if Italy’s finest exotics.

The 458 features Underground Racing’s Stage 1 bolt-on turbo kit taking the factory 562-hp to a 700-whp on 93-octane pump gas. If you’re not aware of just how big a difference there is between 700-hp and 700 horsepower at the wheels, this video should clear things up pretty fast.

Underground Racing has promised a rematch of the two in the near future, just as soon as it preps a twin-turbo setup for the Aventador’s V12.

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Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 Italia Channels the Spirit of the F40

Twin turbo experts in everything from Dodge Vipers to Lamborghini Gallardos, Heffner Performance has introduced a “bolt-on” twin-turbo system for the Ferrari 458, boasting that it’ll increase the factory horsepower rating by 257 ponies, bringing it up to an astonishing 820-hp. Perhaps more shocking is that Heffner claims the setup can do all this on just 5-psi of boost… and on pump gas.

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1988 288 GTO Becomes World's Fastest Ferrari At 275.4-MPH

It’s official, having a twin turbo Ferrari Enzo that can hit 238-mph is no longer a big deal. In fact, that’s just a snails pace compared to this 288 GTO that went 275.4-mph (averaged over two runs) out at the Bonneville Salt Flats this year. This makes it the World’s Fastest Ferrari and the World’s Fastest Sports Car. It was about 3-mph faster than the previous record holder. But there’s a catch – this 1988 288 GTO isn’t all genuine Ferrari.

Owner Steve Trafton teamed up with P4 by Norwood, a renowned Ferrari tuning shop, to swap out the stock GTO heart for a GM V8 540 ci big block motor. Take the giant V8, toss on a pair of Borg Warner 80mm turbochargers with 17 psi of boost and that nets you 275.4-mph passes. We’re guessing the power plant puts out close to 1,000-whp if not more.

So while the body and chassis is all Italian Ferrari, the power to set the record belongs to American GM. We’d probably pin an * next to World’s Fastest Ferrari, but still an awesome project nonetheless.

[Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer via  Autoblog]

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Twin Turbo Ferrari Enzo Sets 238-MPH Top Speed Record

You thought having a Ferrari Enzo was cool enough these days? How about a twin turboed one that set a class speed record (and subsequently an Enzo top speed record) of 238 mph? Our only regret is not being able to hear just how amazing this piece of machinery must sound – at idle and at 200+ mph.

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Twin-Turbo Ferrari F430 Spider From Underground Racing Throws Down 1,000-hp [video]

Sometimes it’s hard not to be jealous at those lucky enough to own exotics from Ferrari or Lamborghini. It’s natural, we understand. But we gotta say, it’s extra tough when we see a Ferrari owner that’s able to take their F430 over to Underground Racing, pick out a twin turbo kit and throw down 1,000-hp.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been entertained by a video starring Underground Racing’s vehicles. Instead of a Lamborghini though, this time we’re treated with some exciting footage focused on the 1,000-hp creation. The video does a fantastic job highlighting the car itself and takes us through some of its dyno runs where we can hear the V8 in all its pure, unadulterated glory. Feast your eyes and ears guys and gals, this is the true way of owning an exotic.

Check out the video after the break!

[Source: YouTube]

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