Road Tests Real world tests of MP4-12C vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

MP4-12C
3.1 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

MP4-12C
205 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

MP4-12C
5.9 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

MP4-12C
1:16.20
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

MP4-12C
11 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

MP4-12C
7:28.0
458 Italia
7:38.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren MP4-12C

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.20 vs 1:19.10 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Slightly more torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,161 lb vs 3,439 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 200kph 8.7 s vs 9.9 s More than 10% faster to 200kph
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

MP4-12C  vs
458 Italia 
Brand McLaren Ferrari
Price 229,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010
City mileage 11 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 15 MPG

design

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

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.35 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 feet 37.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Unknown Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 14.6 in Ventilated Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes 13.8 in Ventilated Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Michelin Pilot Sport F1 235/35ZR20 92Y
Front wheels 235/35 19 235/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Michelin Pilot Sport F1 295/35ZR20 101Y
Rear wheels 305/30 20 295/35 20
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,161 lb 3,439 lb
Width 75.2 in 76.3 in
Height 47.2 in 47.8 in
Length 177.4 in 178.2 in
Front track width 65.2 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.3 in

road tests

MP4-12C  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 205 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.1 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 5.9 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 8.7 s 9.9 s
Distance 100 ft 99 ft
Top gear time 1:16.20 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0 7:38.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:34.50 1:36.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.70 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.33

transmission

Transmission make McLaren SSG Ferrari 7-speed dual clutch automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A

engine

Engine make McLaren M838T Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 3,799 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.7:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 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 McLaren dual VVT Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4
McLaren MP4-12C
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