Road Tests Real world tests of 650S Spider vs 458 Italia

Top speed

650S Spider
204 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

1/4 mile

650S Spider
10.6 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of McLaren 650S Spider

Reasons to consider the
McLaren 650S Spider

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.6 s vs 11.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 500 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 641 HP @ 7,250 RPM vs 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $280k vs $225k Around 25% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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Ferrari 458 Italia

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Bigger engine 4,499 cc vs 3,799 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,500 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

650S Spider  vs
458 Italia 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 280,225 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2014 2010

power & handling

Maximum hp 641 HP @ 7,250 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 500 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 9,000 RPM

engine

Displacement 3,799 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.7:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 2.8 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

650S Spider  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 204 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 10.6 s 11.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 235/35 20
Rear wheels 508/? 279 295/35 20

physical dimensions

Width 75.2 in 76.3 in
Height 47.2 in 47.8 in
Length 177.6 in 178.2 in
Front track width 65.2 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in
McLaren 650S Spider
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