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2014 Ferrari 458 Italia vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Ferrari 458 Italia
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While the 458 Italia's standout performance and looks set it well apart from the crowd, there are many vehicles that aim to compete.

The newest is the McLaren MP4-12C, and it's the closest to the Ferrari 458's capabilities.

In fact, in some ways, the McLaren exceeds the 458, thanks to its 616-horsepower output and innovative suspension design.

But when it comes to the emotional connection between driver and car, the Ferrari is still supreme.

Audi's R8 and Lamborghini's Gallardo share similar engines and layouts, and both make stylish alternatives to the 458 Italia.

Neither the Audi nor the Lamborghini offer the same level of driver engagement, however, though the Audi R8 is notably more practical, thanks to more cargo space and its all-wheel-drive system.

The Nissan GT-R is also all-wheel drive, and unlike the rest of the cars mentioned so far, offers a (small) back seat.

While shockingly fast and capable of amazing lap times, the GT-R also fails to deliver the intuitive, exhilirating feedback of the Ferrari.

The all-new SRT Viper and Corvette Stingray are the American alternatives, and while they can both run with or even outpace the Ferrari on-track, they cost a fraction of the Ferrari's price, a fact reflected in design, luxury fitments, and exclusivity.

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8.6
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The 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider continue to exhibit some of the best handling and performance available.
9.2
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German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use.
8.0
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The 2014 SRT Viper trades many of its rough edges for refined capability, but it's still a gruff, focused supercar.
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Sensual? No, but the 2014 Nissan GT-R overwhelms our circuits with unearthly performance and grip.
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The 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo is soon to fade out of production, but it can still grab a limelight.
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$233,509$114,900N/A$99,590$181,900
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