91points

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)

76points

Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)

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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) vs Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)

Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)
91
points
76
points

Why is Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014) better than Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)?

  • 4.4s faster acceleration (0-100)
    3svs7.4s
  • 91mm shorter
    1.2mvs1294mm
  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • 209.81kg lighter
    1.4tvs1604810g
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 3.3l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    8.5l/100 kmvs11.8l/100 km
  • 2.9l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13.7l/100 kmvs16.6l/100 km
  • Has height-adjustable seat belts

Why is Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014) better than Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)?

  • 160Nm higher maximum torque
    700Nmvs540Nm
  • 65mm shorter length
    4.51mvs4571mm
  • 71mm narrower
    1.88mvs1951mm
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • Has fully independent suspension
  • Has ISOFIX/LATCH
  • Has a turbocharged engine

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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 four-wheel drive
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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.

5.Has fully independent suspension
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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.

Dimensions

1.height

1.2m

1.29m

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2.width

1.95m

1.88m

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3. shorter length

4.57m

4.51m

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4.weight

1.4t

1.6t

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5. longer wheelbase

2.65m

2.45m

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

317km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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2. faster acceleration (0-100)

3s

7.4s

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

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Engine

1. larger engine size

4.5l

3.8l

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

700Nm

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

560hp

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)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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. more cylinders

8

6

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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6. better fuel economy (highway)

8.5l/100 km

11.8l/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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Features

1.Has in-car system
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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 ISOFIX/LATCH
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

5.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014)
Porsche 911 Turbo S (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.

6.USB ports

1

1

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

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