Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Gallardo
4.7 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

Gallardo
191 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo
8.4 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

Gallardo
1:25.80
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

Gallardo
12.3 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

Gallardo
7:52.0
458 Italia
7:38.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Gallardo

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Gallardo

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Sticky cornering g 1.07 g vs 1.02 g Around 5% sticky cornering g
Bigger engine 4,961 cc vs 4,499 cc More than 10% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,153 lb vs 3,439 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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A lot faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 4.7 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
A lot faster stopping from 60mph 99 ft vs 114 ft Around 15% faster stopping from 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 12.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.10 vs 1:25.80 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster top speed 202 mph vs 191 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $225k vs $166k More than 35% more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,100 RPM More than 10% more revs
Faster to 200kph 9.9 s vs 13 s Around 25% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Gallardo  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 166,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2008 2010
City mileage 9 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG 15 MPG

design

Body style Coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.31 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,100 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 feet 37.4 feet
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.19 in Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 235/35 20
Rear wheels 483/? 279 295/35 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 3,439 lb
Width 74.8 in 76.3 in
Height 45.9 in 47.8 in
Length 169.3 in 178.2 in
Front track width 63.9 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 100.7 in 104.3 in

road tests

Gallardo  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 191 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 13 s 9.9 s
Distance 114 ft 99 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:25.80 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:38.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:03.60 1:02.24
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:09.70

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Viscous Traction System 2WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Axle ratio 3.08:1 5.14:1

engine

Displacement 4,961 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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