Airfield Assault: Lamborghini Huracan Drag Races Ferrari 458 Spider

Is a drag race between a Lamborghini Huracan and a Ferrari 458 Spider fair? We'd say the answer is a double no (more on that below). Nevertheless, you should expect this to prevent owners of the two supercars from going at it.
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And we're here to bring you the latest example of a velocity brawl involving the pair of Italian exotics. Nevertheless, before we dig further into the matter, we need to explain why there are at least two things standing in the way of such a fight getting the "balanced" label.

Even if we put aside the fact that the Raging Bull in question is the fixed-roof incarnation of the machine, the fact that the 458 is now retired says it all. Sure, Lambo entered production in 2014, while the Fezza rolled of the factory gates between 2009 and 2015, but that final overlap doesn't really count.

Regardless, the sprinting fight we have here took place on an airfield, so the two drivers could fully stretch the mechanical legs of their machines.

Since the 610 hp Sant'Agata Bolognese animal and the 570 hp Maranello machine both come in naturally aspirated form, the aural part of the drag race was nothing short of a delight. And this part of the battle was probably the most difficult one for anybody looking to pick a winner.

Now, when mentioning that the Huracan packs 2.7 kg per hp and the 458 Spider comes with 3 kilos for each of its ponies, some of you might wonder is the coupe incarnation of the Ferrari would turn the tables. Well, since the 458 Italia packs 2.9 kilograms per hp, the answer is obvious.

In the torque department, the 4.5-liter V8-animated Ferrari might pack more muscle per liter, but the 5.2-liter V10 heart of the Lamborghini still allows this to dominate. To be more precise, the Huracan comes with 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of twist, while the 458 has 450 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque.

Then again, if you're the kind who prefers a tail-happy supercar, the Huracan doesn't even come close to the 458 - while the AWD incarnation of the Lamborghini shows traces of understeers, its RWD editions aren't quite up to the handling standards imposed by the Fezza. But this is another story for anothe

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