This Ferrari 488 Runs the Quarter Mile in 10.37 for Now, but Brace Yourselves

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We're ready to bet the video below will become truly important for the drag racing world in a few months' time. This is a clip that shows a bone stock Ferrari 488 GTB pulling a quarter mile run, so what makes it so special?
Well, this 488 happens to belong to Ekanoo Racing. The team has now started testing and asking the standard car to perform a 1,320 feet sprint was the obvious thing to do.

As those of you who follow the drag strip world know, the Bahrain-based team has become one of the most effervescent crews.

These guys currently hold multiple quarter mile world records, such as the one for the fastest Supra. Given how many years of development haven been invested into that Toyota platform by tuners from all over the world, this is anything but a small feat.

The world's fastest 2JZ-powered GT86? It also belongs to Ekanoo Racing. And when they're not breaking records, these people work on cars that come extremely close to such titles. We're talking about their R35 GT-R or their 997 Porsche 911 Turbo. Wait, scrap that, their Porsche is also the fastest of its kind.

Returning to the Prancing Horse we have here, the 488 GTB delivered an impressive 10.38s run at over 137 mph (221 km/h) - remember when tuners used to take pride in their 10-second cars that could one-up Ferraris? Welcome to the not-yet-hybrid future. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Given the twin-turbo setup occupying the middle section of this Maranello supercar, we expect Ekanoo Racing to move quickly in their quest to place yet another trophy in their cabinet.

However, the beauty of this world is that you never know which shop or team is currently watching this as they work their spanners and OBD connectors, planning to grab the throne themselves. Brace yourselves, the 458 will see Ferrari's name written in rubber as never before in drag racing history.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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