1965 Shelby Cobra 427 vs 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia in a $400,000 ¼ Mile Race Bet; Can You Guess Who Wins?

A no-nonsense, classic American muscle car from the 1960s going head to head with a high-tech, thoroughbred Italian supercar in the ultimate quarter mile race. What more could you ask to make this battle more interesting? Well, how about a $400,000 wager?

The story has it that Dan Bilzerian, owner of a ‘tricked-out’ 1965 427 Shelby Cobra, placed a bet that his American muscle car can beat his friend Tom Goldstein’s 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia in a quarter mile race.

On March 9, 2011, the two men brought their cars down to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway racetrack and put their money where their mouth is. And no, we won’t spoil the surprise by telling you who won the bet. Video follows after the break.

Link: Clubcobra

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  • Yeti

    It shows that an older car that cost a lot less and has a lot less money it to it compared to the price of the Ferrari can blow the doors off of a more expensive car and the Ferrari driver is an idiot to think he could win

    • Joe Garvey

      Cost a lot less!!? ^^^

      LMAO!!!!!!

  • Bo Treat

    i’m thinking the cobra.

  • Bo Treat

    great vid, i saw that coming a mile away, italians can’t drag, americans can’t race…

    • maboza Ritchie

      what size were the gleenogs on both cars?

  • anon

    Still probably be the cobra its lighter and more agile

  • anon

    British frame american modified and powered

  • Braders790

    that is not a stock cobra

  • Braders790

    £400,000 in a race where the loser never had a chance.

  • DF Wallace

    INCREDIBLE……….. legs, oops, I mean Cobra…

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