In the world of drag racing, our favorite discipline is racing between vehicles from different eras. There’s nothing wrong with a battle between an equally powerful and modern supercar or sports car, although if there are models that have absolutely nothing in common, the production is definitely more entertaining. That’s what happened with the attached video above which comes from Hoonigan active channel Youtube.
The team behind the line is preparing a modified Subaru BRZ with visual and performance improvements. The main goal of the project is for sports cars to become better handling machines and be good on the road and on the track. Not much happened with the engine apart from a new battery and a new air filter as most of the adjustments were for the suspension and brakes.
Ensuring the car stays calm in corners is roll-cage bolt-on and there are Sparco sports seats in the interior to keep the driver and passengers (no rear seats) in place. Last but not least, the exterior gets a carbon fiber upgrade, which is purely for aesthetic purposes. Overall, it’s a simple but highly effective build based on the 2022 Subaru BRZ.
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Against it is a completely different engine – the 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB Quatrovalvole. Surprisingly, despite the huge differences between the two vehicles, they are very similar in terms of power and weight. The BRZ has 228 horsepower (168 kilowatts) coming from a 2.4-liter flat-four engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Ferrari has 237 hp (174 kW) from a 2.8-liter V8 coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. Both cars are rear-wheel drive – the Subaru weighs 2,881 pounds (1,307 kilograms) and the Ferrari weighs 2,835 lbs (1,286 kg). Both racers came to the track to win.
Sometimes two cars that are very different in concept can actually be very close in terms of performance. That’s what happened today and we won’t spoil the outcome of this race with you. There’s a lot of fun in the video at the top of this article, so be sure to take the time to watch it – it’s well worth it.