What do you reckon would win in a drag race between a classic 1965 427 Shelby Cobra American muscle car and a new Ferrari 458 Italia supercar? Would you be confident enough as to put $400,000 on it?
That’s what some guys in the US have done, and to build some anticipation and drama, the two car owners and race organisers have released this preview video of the quarter-mile race. The race was staged at the famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada, US.
For some background data, the Ferrari 458 Italia has run a quarter-mile time of 11.1 seconds in the hands of MotorTrend magazine. The 1965 Shelby Cobra on the other hand, could be a bit of an underdog as it could have been modified since it was first built. It also looks as if it’s wearing slicks as well. All in all, it should be a close race in our opinion.
We will give you a minute to think about it while you take a look at the teaser video below.