Syclone tests a Testarossa

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Syclone and Testarossa

Maybe you’ve heard by now about the drag race that pitted a factory stock ’91 GMC Syclone against a Ferrari Testarossa on May 25. The race was held at Bandimere Speedway in Lakewood, Colorado, at an elevation of 5800 feet. John Bandirnere Jr., owner of the speedway, was at the helm of the Super Comp dragster and recently purchased the megabuck Ferrari, piloted the Testarossa down the strip.

In the best of three competition, the Frank Petersen-prepared GMC beat the Testarossa on the first two passes running a 14.53 quarter-mile with a top speed of 93.02 mph and a 14.12 at 95.59 mph respectively, while the Ferrari managed a mere 15.13 at 95.89 mph. The Syclone broke the 13-second barrier during practice runs the evening before the competition, stopping the clock at 13.96 seconds at 96 mph.