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Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

83points

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

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Ferrari 458 Spider (2013) vs Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Why is Ferrari 458 Spider (2013) better than Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)?

  • Has dual-clutch transmission
  • 10.2l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
  • 2.4s faster acceleration (0-100)
    3.4svs5.8s
  • Has vertically-opening doors
  • 355mm shorter
    1.21mvs1566mm
  • 22.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
  • 3l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    11.8l/100 kmvs14.8l/100 km
  • 1.08m shorter length
    4.53mvs5612mm

Why is Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014) better than Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)?

  • 4 more cylinders
    12vs8
  • 1.53t lighter
    2.63kgvs1535000g
  • 670mm longer wheelbase
    3.32mvs2650mm
  • 35.65% greater cargo volume
    312lvs230l
  • 16 more valves
    48vs32
  • 48.89% larger engine size
    6.7lvs4.5l
  • 121.69hp/kg greater power-to-weight ratio
    124.2hp/kgvs2.51hp/kg
  • 2yrs longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs2yrs

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1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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 a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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.

4.Has air suspension
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

5. less CO2 emissions

275g/km

347g/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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6. longer basic warranty (years)

2yrs

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Dimensions

1.weight

1.53t

2.63kg

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2.Has vertically-opening doors
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.

3.height

1.21m

1.57m

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4. longer wheelbase

2.65m

3.32m

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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5. greater cargo volume

230l

312l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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6. shorter length

4.53m

5.61m

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

3.4s

5.8s

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

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2. faster top speed

320km/h

240km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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447km/h

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Engine

1. 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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2. better fuel economy (highway)

0l/100 km

10.2l/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.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

3. larger fuel tank

86l

80l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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4. better fuel economy (city)

0l/100 km

22.8l/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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0l/100 km

5. better fuel economy (combined)

11.8l/100 km

14.8l/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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3.1l/100 km

6. higher maximum torque

542Nm

720Nm

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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1250Nm

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

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

2.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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.

3.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

4.Has smart key as standard
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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.

5. more airbags

4

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (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.

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