When two race cars that are similarly matched compete for the fastest and most powerful, the resulting race is charged with electric energy and excited anticipation. The Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 represent the most cutting edge design in their caliber of sports cars which makes comparing their features exciting. Sports car enthusiasts will enjoy pitting these two powerhouses against one another to see who comes out on top.

Both the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Aventador are the top of the line sort scars for their respective manufacturers. They represent the highest in quality, design and output from two of the best brands in the elite sports car industry. They are not however direct competitors in their makes and model. Choosing between the two ends up being more about personal taste and design preference than output and performance, which is still a compelling comparison nonetheless.

In terms of cost, the 2012 Lamborghini is easily almost double the 2011 Ferrari. It is priced at $381,000 while the Italia’s manufactured price lists it for $225,325. Both cars are two door coupes with front and rear wheel drive. The seating capacity for both cars is a maximum of two people and the gears go up to seven speeds on both vehicles.  More exciting comparisons are the engine capabilities and output. Comparing the horsepower and engine capabilities makes the Aventador the clear winner at 6.5L tank V12 engine. The Italia has a 4.5L V8 engine but racers can easily replace this for a larger engine to pit these two sports cars against one another for a more evenly matched race.

In terms of performance, the Lamborghini Aventador has the ability to go from 0 to 60MPH in just under three seconds. The Ferrari Italia can go from 0 to 30 in 3.4 seconds making it the slower of the two without any modifications to either car. The top speed for the Aventador is 217 MPH while the Italia can go as fast as 202MPH. In terms of features, the Lamborghini beats the Ferrari hands down. The two cars share leather upholstery, tire pressure monitoring and traction control in common. The Lamborghini has a host of other features which include Bluetooth capabilities, a built in hard drive, keyless ignition, hands free calling, USB/IPod connection, power exterior mirrors, video display and a navigation system.

To compete with the 2012 Aventador, the Italia would have to be modified with a turbo charger to bring its output levels up to 700 horsepower. This would make racing these two super powered cars an exhilarating experience. As it stands now, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 being the newer model car exceeds the Ferrari Italia’s features by leaps and bounds. It is also the faster of the two cars with a more powerful engine output. In an even race, the Lamborghini would be a clear winner however in terms of personal preference and eye catching design, the two appear to be tied.

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