Road Tests Real world tests of Ferrari F430 vs 348 TS

0-60mph

430 Scuderia
3.5 s
348 TS
5.8 s
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
348 TS
173 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

430 Scuderia
7.1 s
348 TS
12 s
430 Scuderia 348 TS @ fastestlaps.com
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

430 Scuderia
11.5 s
348 TS
14.2 s
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

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 14.2 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 3.5 s vs 5.8 s Around 40% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 7,200 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 173 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM vs 229 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $263k vs $94k More than 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 8,640 RPM vs 7,500 RPM More than 15% more revs
A lot faster to 200kph 11 s vs 19.9 s Around 45% faster to 200kph
Bigger engine 4,308 cc vs 3,405 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Slightly lighter curb weight 2,976 lb vs 3,212 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ferrari 348 TS

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ferrari F430  vs
348 TS 
Brand Ferrari Ferrari
Price 263,157 94,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 1995

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.92 lb/hp 10.71 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM 300 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 229 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,640 RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,308 cc 3,405 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.88:1 10.4:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.19 in 3.35 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Ferrari F430  vs
348 TS 
Top speed 190 mph 173 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 14.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 5.8 s
0-100mph 7.1 s 12 s
0-200kph 11 s 19.9 s

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Semi-automatic Manual
Gearing 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.29:1
2: 2.16:1
3: 1.61:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1.03:1
6: 0.82:1
Axle ratio 4.44:1 3.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 225/35 19 432/? 190
Rear wheels 285/35 19 432/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,976 lb 3,212 lb
Width 75.7 in 74.6 in
Height 47.2 in 46.1 in
Length 177.6 in 166.5 in
Front track width 65.7 in 59.1 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 96.5 in
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
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