Road Tests Real world tests of Ferrari F430 vs Continental GTC

0-60mph

In coupe guise, the Lambo is ridiculously quick, hitting 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and ticking off a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds at 130 mph.
430 Scuderia | by Car and Driver (May, 2009)

Top speed

430 Scuderia
190 mph
Continental GTC
190 mph
Now Ferrari says the 0–60 time is about 3.5 seconds, the top speed two ticks shy of 200 mph.
430 Scuderia | by www.roadandtrack.com

0-100mph

No hard and firm performance data – beyond such lappery – has yet been announced, but Ferrari’s engineers are happy enough to leak a 199mph top speed and 0-62mph in ‘less than 3.6sec.
430 Scuderia | by EVO

1/4 mile

So if you want to do a first-gear burnout, no problem, just keep the tach pegged at the 8500-rpm redline and release the brake.
430 Scuderia | by Car and Driver (May, 2009)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ferrari F430

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 13.2 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 3.5 s vs 4.8 s More than 25% faster to 60mph
Much lighter curb weight 2,976 lb vs 5,500 lb More than 45% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $263k vs $194k More than 35% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Bentley Continental GTC

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Bentley Continental GTC

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More torque 479 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM vs 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM Around 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 5,998 cc vs 4,308 cc Around 40% bigger engine
More powerful engine 552 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ferrari F430  vs
Continental GTC 
Brand Ferrari Bentley
Price 263,157 193,990
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 2006
City mileage 9 MPG 10 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.92 lb/hp 9.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM 552 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 479 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,976 lb 5,500 lb
Width 75.7 in 82.8 in
Height 47.2 in 55 in
Length 177.6 in 189.3 in
Front track width 65.7 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 108.1 in

road tests

Ferrari F430  vs
Continental GTC 
Top speed 190 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 13.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 4.8 s
0-100mph 7.1 s 11.6 s

transmission

Gearing 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 4,308 cc 5,998 cc
Cylinders V8 W12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.88:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.19 in 3.31 in / 3.55 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
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Bentley Continental GTC
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