Road Tests Real world tests of 458 Italia vs 456 GT

0-60mph

458 Italia
3.3 s
456 GT
5.1 s

Top speed

458 Italia
202 mph
456 GT
186 mph

0-100mph

458 Italia
6.5 s
456 GT
11.6 s

1/4 mile

458 Italia
11.1 s
456 GT
13.3 s

Fiorano lap time

458 Italia
1:25.0
456 GT
1:35.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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Ferrari 458 Italia

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Much good lap time on the Ferrari Fiorano proving grounds 1:25.0 vs 1:35.0 More than 10% good lap time on the Ferrari Fiorano proving grounds
A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 13.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 5.1 s More than 35% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 202 mph vs 186 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 436 HP @ 6,250 RPM More than 30% stronger engine
Way higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 7,300 RPM Around 25% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,439 lb vs 3,718 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ferrari 456 GT

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Bigger engine 5,500 cc vs 4,499 cc More than 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

458 Italia  vs
456 GT 
Brand Ferrari Ferrari
Price 225,000 207,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 1992-2003

design

Chief designer Pininfarina Pininfarina

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Continuously-variable Traditional
# of gears N/A 6
Axle ratio 5.14:1 3.64:1

engine

Displacement 4,499 cc 5,500 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.19 in 3.46 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

458 Italia  vs
456 GT 
Top speed 202 mph 186 mph
1/4 mile 11.1 s 13.3 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 6.5 s 11.6 s
Fiorano track time 1:25.0 1:35.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:02.24 1:07.74

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.03 lb/hp 8.53 lb/hp
Maximum hp 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM 436 HP @ 6,250 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 407 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM 7,300 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Weight distribution 43%/57% 51%/49%
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc Disc
Rear brakes 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc Disc
Front wheels 235/35 20 432/? 17
Rear wheels 295/35 20 432/? 17

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,439 lb 3,718 lb
Width 76.3 in 75.6 in
Height 47.8 in 51.2 in
Length 178.2 in 186.2 in
Front track width 65.8 in 62.4 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 102.4 in
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