Picture of Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

570 ps (562 bhp)
540 Nm (398 lb-ft)
1523 kg (3358 lbs)
374 ps / tonne
Picture of McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren MP4-12C

V8 twin turbo
600 ps (591 bhp)
600 Nm (443 lb-ft)
1440 kg (3175 lbs)
416 ps / tonne

Lap Times 15

  458 ItaliaMP4-12C
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:36.221:34.50
Anglesey National 0:59.200:59.30
Hockenheim Short 1:09.701:08.70
Rockingham International Super Sportscar 1:28.301:29.24
Nürburgring Nordschleife 7:38.007:28.00
Spring Mountain (Radical loop section) 1:17.991:19.23
Autocar Wet Handling Track 1:12.701:19.10
SportAuto wet handling test 1:33.601:38.70
Top Gear Track 1:19.101:16.20
Vairano Handling Course 1:15.141:14.81
Autocar Dry Handling Track 1:08.901:08.60
Motortrend Figure-8 0:23.600:23.20
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (post 06/2008) 1:19.301:19.60
Mireval 1:31.601:30.58
Balocco 2:43.902:43.46


  458 ItaliaMP4-12C
Kerb weight
Top speed 338 kph (210 mph)333 kph (207 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.5 s1.3 s
0 - 60 kph 1.9 s1.8 s
0 - 80 kph 2.6 s2.3 s
0 - 100 kph 3.1 s3.0 s
0 - 180 kph 8.2 s7.3 s
0 - 200 kph 9.2 s8.7 s
0 - 250 kph 16.0 s14.8 s
0 - 300 kph 32.4 s31.0 s
0 - 40 mph 1.7 s1.8 s
0 - 60 mph 3.0 s2.9 s
0 - 100 mph 6.2 s5.9 s
0 - 150 mph 15.0 s13.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.2 s @ 105.6 mph7.0 s @ 110.6 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s @ 134.2 mph10.7 s @ 135.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 17.1 s @ 157.2 mph16.9 s @ 155.3 mph
Est. 1 mile 28.0 s @ 176.5 mph27.8 s @ 178.3 mph
1000 m 19.6 s @ 271.0 kph19.4 s @ 272.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 6.1 s5.8 s
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)32 m (106 ft)
70 mph - 0 45 m (146 ft)44 m (145 ft)
Lateral acceleration 1.02 g (10 m/s²)1.06 g (10 m/s²)


  458 ItaliaMP4-12C
Track Performance 14621454
Straight line speed 21002361
Total 35623815


MP4-12C is the fastest by a small margin.

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12345678  2y  

The drivers differs A LOT..

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saxy  3y  

there are a ton of 12C drag races. yeah, much of the figures were not revised.

And yeah, all 12Cs should be accepted as the 625ps version because all old version got free upgrades

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The truth  3y  

.I find it funny that the 1/4mile 1/2 mile, 1000m, 1mile times are so similar, yet every drag race between these 2 cars it's been a complete massacre. .

  • Mp4-12c data not updated at 625Hp version
  • 458 data are in lightest config possible (Press cars ...)
  • Drag race you refer ... MP4-12C not stock with rear wider tires and R888

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saxy  3y  

I find it funny that the 1/4mile 1/2 mile, 1000m, 1mile times are so similar, yet every drag race between these 2 cars it's been a complete massacre.

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saxy  3y  

ferrari 458 is much faster on wet tracks.

yet Clarkson says the traction system on the 12C really shines in the wet...

honestly it's simple science. turbo engines have too much torque and you either spin the wheels, wasting all the power, or you go gingerly. This is what's going to be interesting next year in formula 1 when they have 4x the torque but same power...

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porsche guy  3y  

ferrari 458 is much faster on wet tracks.

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Karthick01  4y  

This Result was Very Unexpected,I Expected McLaren To Win.

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....  4y  

McLaren is faster, but I more love Ferrari

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remengo  5y  

Hehehe I get ya Grand****ingpieceof shit, I get ya in you ****ing british balls....you have a ****ing small brain if you think that te veyron is a british car and it looks that mathematics are not in your ****ing knowledge, stick to macca's third production car, THREE cars in fifteen years what a great history hahahahaha and a ****ing radical go-cart which can be road legal only in your lovely country....you will have to eat a lot of shit.....

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G  5y  


So you're saying the scoring system is somehow set up in favour of British cars? ****ing idiot.

Look CLOSELY at the lap times. The MP4 wins most of the comparisons. Obviously another bottle-nosed Italian who can't take defeat.

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remengo  5y  

HAHAHAHA the macca is noticeably faster HAHAHAHA!
Fantastic criteria set for this comparison, track performance 70 points and straight line speed ten times more!! Then no need further calculations to say that the veyron is the winner and the radicals are crap…..
Thanks god the 458 is a better car, is winning in all racing categories (le mans too) where the macca’s are not able to finish the race……and do not bollock with “this is not comparison between racing cars” please…. (see Sunday’s nurburgring .autosport.com/news/report.php/id/102791)
Anyway, my compliments to this example of typical british fairness and impartiality.

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F355  5y  

F458 vs MP4-12C, updated.

MP4-12C wins 8-5 on dry track (by 0.5%/0.3% average/median)
458 wins 5-1 in direct comparisons on dry track (by 0.5%/0.3%)
458 wins 2-0 on wet track (by 7.1%/7.1%)

Winner per track (relevant comparisons, no manufacturer times)...
Dry Track:
MP4-12C by 3.8% Top Gear (1:19.1 vs 1:16.2)
MP4-12C by 2.2% Nordschleife (7:38 by HvS vs 7:28)
MP4-12C by 0.4% Vairano (1:15.14 vs 1:14.81)
MP4-12C by 0.4% Autocar Dry (1:08.9 vs 1:08.6)
MP4-12C by 1.1% Mireval (1:31.60 vs 1:30.58)
MP4-12C by 1.8% Laguna Seca (1:36.22 vs 1:34.50)
MP4-12C by 0.3% Balocco (2:43.90 vs 2:43.46)
MP4-12C by 0.3% DIRECT COMPARISON Hockenheim Short (1:09.7 vs 1:09.5)
458 by 0.4% DIRECT COMPARISON Bedford (1:19.3 vs 1:19.6)
458 by 0.2% DIRECT COMPARISON Anglesey (59.2 vs 59.3)
458 by 1.1% DIRECT COMPARISON Rockingham ISS (1:28.30 vs 1:29.24)
458 by 0.1% DIRECT COMPARISON FifthGear
458 by 1.6% DIRECT COMPARISON Spring Mountain Radical (1:17.99 vs 1:19.23)
Wet Track:
458 by 8.8% Autocar Wet (1:12.7 vs 1:19.1)
458 by 5.4% Sport Auto Wet (1:33.6 vs 1:38.7)

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G  5y  

Unsurprisingly, Luque is Italian.

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Piorun  5y  

It's simple!
Mclaren is a bit faster than the 458 Italia on the dry. The 458 Italia is much faster than the McLaren in the wet!

That difrences are based usually mostly on specific tires.
Also MP4 track systems may slow it down on bad conditions.

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M Power  5y  

It's simple!
Mclaren is a bit faster than the 458 Italia on the dry.

The 458 Italia is much faster than the McLaren in the wet!

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tommy boy and co  6y  

it won fragile car of the year, didnt it ?

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NIN  6y  

To be fair, the MP4-12C couldn't win some of those...:)

  • 2011 International Engine of the Year above 4.0
    -- Best of the Best for 2010 – Robb Report
    -- Car of the Year 2010 and Supercar of the Year – Car Middle East
    -- Supercar of the Year 2010 – Top Gear China
    -- Most Admired Sports Car 2010 – Xcar website
    -- No. 1 of top 10 cars of 2010 -- New York Times
    -- 2010 Best Exotic Car – Middle East Motor Awards

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Luque  6y  

Yeah just one. So ****ing what? The VW Passat won MT(?) or R&T car of the year. Just subjective mumbo-jumbo

I'm sorry if you can not understand.
Why does she have so ******ic reaction ?
Of course another subjective Jumbo Mumbo ...

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Luque  6y  

Most of the Ferrari 458 Italia in Anglesey National is 00:59:20, or 0.1 faster than the McLaren MP4-12C. . McLaren had inferior tyres in that test.

You again misinform.
Autoexpress doesn’t refer to tires in the PCOTY 2011. You don’t have any source but of course you try to justify another MP4-12c defeat in same day comparison versus the 458
After Rockingham and Bedford defeats by 458 (over 1 seconds), Mc Laren have sent press car with P-Zero corsa and, see Sport Auto test, with track optimized wheel adjustments.
The new Pirelli P-Zero is bit faster than a PS2 as showed by few magazine comparison
I wonder why you don’t refer to inferior tires (Michelin PS2) of the 458 when comparing Autocar, Quattroruote, Sport Auto test laptime to those of the MP4-12c done with Pzero Corsa.

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w0o0dy  6y  

@F355: with the main editor racing the 997 GT3 RS it makes sense that he will be quite a bit faster in the Porsche than in any other car. The man has done thousands of laps on racetracks with the 911 in every possible variation..


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