Sell your car today Dealers bid to buy your car!

Drag race: Tesla-powered Ferrari 308 vs Ferrari Testarossa

June 08, 2021 by

If you were to roll back to the ‘80s for a carwow drag race on VHS, you might see something like this: a Ferrari 308 GTS taking on a Testarossa…

The result should be a foregone conclusion, right? After all, the 308 used a 2.9-litre V8 and the Testarossa a 4.9-litre flat-12.

Fast forward to 2021 and this race isn’t quite so straightforward, because one of these Ferraris has been given a 21st-century makeover.

So the Ferrari Testarossa still uses the glorious flat-12 engine, which is good for 390hp and 480Nm of torque. That’s put to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

This particular 308 isn’t like the rest, though. It’s a bit like a cyberpunk reimagination — with its V8 yanked out in favour of a Tesla-sourced electric setup. As a result, it has 450hp and 680Nm to send to its rear wheels.

Despite the batteries, this 308 ‘GTE’ weighs a bit less than the Testarossa coming in at 1,490kg and 1,506kg respectively.

So, does new battery power propel the 308 ahead of its old-school big brother? Watch to find out…

Want to keep up to date with the latest news?

Sign up for the carwow newsletter by entering your email address below to receive regular updates featuring our latest videos, reviews, news stories and blog posts from across the world of cars. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

By clicking the submit button you agree to our T&Cs and confirm you have read our Privacy Policy.