Succeeding the popular Ferrari 488, the new F8 pushes the boundaries of design and performance. But these 10 American cars are faster.
Not long ago, the famous Italian make, Ferrari, showed to the world one of their newest models and the successor of the Ferrari 488: the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Like its predecessor, its a mid-engine RWD sports car, and it actually uses the same engine as the Ferrari 488 Pista.
The 3,9 liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 720 horsepower and its paired to a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission. The performance numbers are just as impressive, it can do 0 to 60 in only 2,9 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph.
Italy is a country well known, apart from its food and culture, for its amazing supercars. Brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, among others, made Italy very famous inside the car community. On the other hand, US carmakers, just as passionate as the Italians, have always bee focused on huge power numbers for a fraction of the price.
Nowadays, some American manufacturers have stepped up the game and added to their performance cars the ingredient that was missing before. These are some of the American made cars that could easily compete with the new Ferrari F8 when it comes to sheer speed.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
You may have heard the name Saleen somewhere but aren’t sure where. Founded by Steve Saleen, this company used to be in the business of modifying Ford Mustangs. However, in the late ’90s, Saleen decided to make a unique supercar of their own, and it became one of the craziest vehicles the US has produced. The latest variant features a twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 750 hp and goes on to hit a top speed of 249 mph. That’s a big chunk more than any Ferrari ever could, and it’s a 20-year-old design.
Corvette C7 ZR1
The Corvette is the signature performance American car, and it’s the perfect combination of power, handling, and price. The ZR1 is the more radical version of the Corvette, as it packs a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 that produces 755 horsepower – 35 more than the Ferrari. It can do 0 to 60 in 2,85 seconds and achieve a top speed of 212 mph. It’s clear that it can compete with the Ferrari in any way possible, and while it is not a cheap car, you can buy two of these for the price of an F8 and still have some cash left over.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The Dodge Demon is one of the fastest (if not the fastest) production cars of all time. Its supercharged V8 produces a staggering 840 horsepower. Thanks to its amazing power, it can do 0 to 60 in only 2,3 seconds! So far, the Demon has 120 horsepower more than the Ferrari, and it’s over half a second faster to 60 mph.
On the other hand, it’s almost strictly a drag car so on a track it wouldn’t stand a chance, but if you happened to own one of these and came across the Ferrari on the highway, the supercar owner is going to be shocked.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The name Shelby has been synonymous with performance for a long time, and especially when related to the Mustang. The 2020 Shelby GT500 is the most powerful Ford yet. It has a 5.2 liter supercharged V8 producing 770 horsepower, 50 more than the Ferrari. Contrary to the Challenger and the Camaro, the Mustang performs excellently in an area were most American sports cars fail handling.
Thanks to its powerful engine and its 10-speed automatic transmission, the GT500 does 0 to 0 to 60 in 3,5 seconds, which is half a second slower than the Ferrari, but it’s still more likely to keep up with the F8 on a track.