Fifth Gear – Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 991 GT3 – Video
Tiff Needell and Chris Harris go head-to-head racing the Ferrari 458 Speciale against the Porsche 991 GT3, but who will win?
Ferrari 458 Speciale specs:
The naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V-8 is now rated at 597 horsepower, although torque remains steadfast at 398 lb-ft. Ferrari says it’s the highest-output naturally aspirated Ferrari V-8 of all time, and that its 133 horsepower per liter is the “highest ever achieved by a roadgoing naturally aspirated engine.” Equally as important is the Speciale’s weight loss, with Ferrari quoting a dry weight of 2844 pounds—down from a claimed 3042 pounds in the Italia—which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 4.77 pounds per horsepower. The Italian marque says that 0–62 mph will take 3.0 seconds—which we find conservative as we’ve recorded 3.0-second runs to 60 in Italia guise in previous testing—and 124 mph will arrive in 9.1 seconds.
Porsche 991 GT3 specs:
An emphasis on weight reduction allows the new engine to spin all the way to a 9000-rpm redline, although the peak 470 hp is achieved at 8250 rpm. The peak torque of 325 lb-ft also arrives at a lofty 6250 rpm.