91points

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

83points

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) vs Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

Why is Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) better than Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)?

  • 0.1s faster acceleration (0-100)
    3svs3.1s
  • 47mm shorter length
    4.57mvs4618mm
  • 70mm shorter
    1.2mvs1273mm
  • 75g/km less CO2 emissions
    275g/kmvs350g/km
  • 234.76kg lighter
    1.4tvs1629757g
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 9.2l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    8.5l/100 kmvs17.7l/100 km
  • 9.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13.7l/100 kmvs23.5l/100 km

Why is Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014) better than Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)?

  • 15km/h faster top speed
    340km/hvs325km/h
  • 40% larger engine size
    6.3lvs4.5l
  • 150Nm higher maximum torque
    690Nmvs540Nm
  • 9mm narrower
    1.94mvs1951mm
  • 4 more cylinders
    12vs8
  • Has fully independent suspension
  • 0.6s faster acceleration (0-200)
    8.5svs9.1s
  • 70mm longer wheelbase
    2.72mvs2650mm

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General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4.Has fully independent suspension
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5. less CO2 emissions

275g/km

350g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.2m

1.27m

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2.width

1.95m

1.94m

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3. shorter length

4.57m

4.62m

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4.weight

1.4t

1.63t

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5. longer wheelbase

2.65m

2.72m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Speed

1. faster top speed

325km/h

340km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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2. faster acceleration (0-100)

3s

3.1s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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3. faster acceleration (0-200)

9.1s

8.5s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.

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Engine

1. larger engine size

4.5l

6.3l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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2. higher maximum torque

540Nm

690Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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3. more horsepower

597hp

371hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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4.Has Stop-Start system
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

5. better fuel economy (highway)

8.5l/100 km

17.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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6. more cylinders

8

12

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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16

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Features

1.Has in-car system
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

2.Has Bluetooth
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has smart key as standard
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

5.USB ports

1

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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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