The Motown Mile is Road & Track’s recently constructed test track at Coleman A. Young Airport in Detroit, Michigan. The publication uses the makeshift track to test the performance parameters of the different supercars that fall into their hands, comparable to Top Gear’s Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, England.
The current king of the Motown Mile leaderboard is the Ferrari F12 with a time of 52.9 seconds, so Road & Track got a hold the automaker’s bona fide track weapon, the 458 Speciale, and decided to see how it stacked up against the V12 GT car.
Considering the Motown Mile is based on an airport landing strip, the straights seem fairly long such a short track. That means a 700+ horsepower car like the F12 should usually be faster than a car designed more for cornering like the 458 Speciale. You’ll have to watch the video below to see which of the prancing horses was faster, though.