Ferrari 488 Takes on Cadillac Escalade at the Drag Strip

A drag race between a Ferrari 488 and an Escalade seems like a foregone conclusion, right? After all, the Escalade weighs in at somewhere around five times what the Ferrari does? And the Ferrari has 661 hp.

But this isn’t a bone-stock Escalade. No, it’s a big SUV tuned by Hennessey Performance Engineering. With the HPE800 upgrade that gives the Caddy 800 hp. That evens up the score a little bit, doesn’t it?

Is that power, combined with Cadillac’s all-wheel-drive enough to make the Escalade quicker than the Ferrari? Well, it’s a whole lot closer than you might expect. And if you want to see how it ends, then you’re gonna have to watch this clip.