Twin-turbo Ferrari 458 Italia takes on Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
28 October 2011 - Autoblog
We love a good supercar battle, and of all the rivalries within the land of the exotic sports car, perhaps none is as fierce as Ferrari versus Lamborghini.
And while Ferrari doesn't exactly have a direct competitor for the absolutely bombastic Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the folks at Underground Racing may have come up with a suitable (and awesome) solution.
The Ferrari 458 Italia you see here isn't just your stock coupe. Underground Racing has fitted the 458 with its Stage One bolt-on twin-turbocharging system, bringing the Italia's output up to a staggering 700 horsepower – at the wheels. Naturally, a race was in order.
Now, we'll go on record right away and say we're shocked that the team decided to do an acceleration race on a public highway, but nevertheless, it's clear that the addition of two turbochargers have indeed helped the Ferrari's performance. Was it enough to beat the Aventador? See the video to find out.