Road Tests Real world tests of Ultima GTR vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Ultima GTR
3.3 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

Ultima GTR
234 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

Ultima GTR
5.5 s
458 Italia
6.5 s

Top Gear track time

Ultima GTR
1:12.80
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

Ultima GTR
10.5 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ultima GTR

Reasons to consider the
Ultima GTR

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Faster top speed 234 mph vs 202 mph 32 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:12.80 vs 1:19.10 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
More powerful engine 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.5 s vs 11.1 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 4,499 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,310 lb vs 3,439 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 100mph 5.5 s vs 6.5 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 458 Italia

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Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 6,000 RPM 50% more revs
More expensive sticker price $225k vs $150k 50% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Ultima GTR  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Ultima Ferrari
Price 150,000 225,000
Year 2000 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.25 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 710 HP @ 5,600 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 429 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,400 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.62 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Ultima GTR  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 234 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 10.5 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 5.5 s 6.5 s
Top gear time 1:12.80 1:19.10

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 5 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 457/? 229 235/35 20
Rear wheels 457/? 343 295/35 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,310 lb 3,439 lb
Width 72.8 in 76.3 in
Height 42.1 in 47.8 in
Length 157.5 in 178.2 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.3 in
Ultima GTR
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