Road Tests Real world tests of Ferrari Enzo vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Ferrari Enzo
3.14 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

Ferrari Enzo
218 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

Ferrari Enzo
6.4 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

Ferrari Enzo
1:19.0
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

Ferrari Enzo
10.8 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

Ferrari Enzo
7:25.70
458 Italia
7:38.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Ferrari Enzo

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari Enzo

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Much more expensive sticker price $650k vs $225k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 218 mph vs 202 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 5,998 cc vs 4,499 cc Around 35% bigger engine
More torque 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM vs 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,009 lb vs 3,439 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:25.70 vs 7:38.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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Ferrari 458 Italia

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Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,200 RPM Around 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ferrari Enzo  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Ferrari Ferrari
Price 650,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002-2005 2010
City mileage 12 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 18 MPG 15 MPG

design

Chief designer Ken Okuyama Pininfarina
Chief engineer Chris Dyer Nevio di Giusto
Platform Ferrari F50 Ferrari F430
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style 2-seat Berlinetta 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic Ferrari 7-speed dual clutch automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Semi-automatic Automatic
Gearing Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
# of gears N/A N/A
Axle ratio 4.1:1 5.14:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes Brembo Ventilated Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Ventilated Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Ferrari Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Scuderia 245/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport F1 235/35ZR20 92Y
Front wheels 245/35 19 235/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Ferrari Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Scuderia 345/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport F1 295/35ZR20 101Y
Rear wheels 345/35 19 295/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy

road tests

Ferrari Enzo  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 218 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.14 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 6.4 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 9.5 s 9.9 s
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:19.0 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.70 7:38.0
Fiorano track time 1:24.90 1:25.0
Drag coefficient 0.35 0.33
Downforce
Downforce
Downforce

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.63 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,200 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Ferrari 6.0 L Tipo F140B V12 Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 5,998 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.2:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,009 lb 3,439 lb
Width 80.1 in 76.3 in
Height 45.2 in 47.8 in
Length 185.1 in 178.2 in
Front track width 65.4 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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