The American magazine, Car And Driver, had the amazing opportunity to drive two of the most impressive sports cars out there: the new Lexus LF-A and the Ferrari 599 HGTE. And yes, both were painted in white to no doubt add a little something to the comparison. The two models were matched up on the streets of Wales.

The LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM. It can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH. The Ferrari on the other hand gets a V12 engine with 611 HP as well as a number of changes to increase the car’s driving dynamics. Don’t put them in the winner’s circle just yet, though, because the HGTE was still slower than the lightweight, mid engine V8 powered F-430 Scuderia

So how did the Ferrari 599 HGTE fare against the Lexus LF-A? Check out the video to find out!


Alina Moore
Alina Moore
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  (24) posted on 10.22.2010

Excuse me but Car and Driver is not a British magazine but an American! I know this because have been subscribed to it since 2007!

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