Road Tests Real world tests of Ferrari F430 vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

430 Scuderia
3.5 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

430 Scuderia
190 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

430 Scuderia
7.1 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

430 Scuderia
1:19.70
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

430 Scuderia
11.5 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

430 Scuderia
7:40.0
458 Italia
7:38.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ferrari F430

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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Faster stopping from 60mph 93 ft vs 99 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,976 lb vs 3,439 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 458 Italia

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Sticky cornering g 1.02 g vs 0.95 g More than 5% sticky cornering g
Faster top speed 202 mph vs 190 mph 12 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 11.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,640 RPM Around 5% more revs
Faster to 200kph 9.9 s vs 11 s Around 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ferrari F430  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Ferrari Ferrari
Price 263,157 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007 2010
City mileage 9 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG 15 MPG

design

Chief designer Pininfarina Pininfarina
Chief engineer Amedeo Felisa Nevio di Giusto
Platform Ferrari 360 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 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Axle ratio 4.44:1 5.14:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones , Independent Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones , Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Ferrari 225/35 ZR 19 Pirelli PZero Corsa Michelin Pilot Sport F1 235/35ZR20 92Y
Front wheels 225/35 19 235/35 20
Wheel material Five Spoke Light Alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Ferrari 285/35 ZR 19 Pirelli PZero Corsa Michelin Pilot Sport F1 295/35ZR20 101Y
Rear wheels 285/35 19 295/35 20
Wheel material Five Spoke Light Alloy Aluminum alloy

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,976 lb 3,439 lb
Width 75.7 in 76.3 in
Height 47.2 in 47.8 in
Length 177.6 in 178.2 in
Front track width 65.7 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

Ferrari F430  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 190 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 7.1 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 11 s 9.9 s
Distance 93 ft 99 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:19.70 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:38.0
Fiorano track time 1:25.0 1:25.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:08.31 1:02.24
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.30 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.35 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.92 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,640 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Ferrari Tipo F136 Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 4,308 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.88:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.19 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 None Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
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