On paper, a Mercedes SLS AMG and Ferrari 458 Italia look pretty mechanically identical. The German sports car is powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower, and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 197 mph. Its Italian competitor, on the other hand, gets a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers the same 570 horsepower, but it is a little bit faster — 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph.

These numbers seem pretty close, but when you put them face to face on a race track you’ll find out that they are not so identical. The test drive in the above video shows you just how unfair the competition between these supercars really is. You might be surprised just how much more effectively one uses its power over the other.

So, which one is faster? You’ll have to check out the video to find out.

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8 comments:

  (349) posted on 01.5.2013

anyway, I’d bet on ferrari.

  (377) posted on 01.5.2013

i can only explain this big difference if the mercedes driver was a begginer.

  (397) posted on 01.5.2013

The drivers were speaking german, right? cause if they were in UK or somewhere where the wheel was on the right part and the Mercedes driver was filming, then he would had an excuse.

  (341) posted on 01.5.2013

Embarrasing for Mercedes, isn’t so? smiley

  (346) posted on 01.5.2013

are you sure that those two cars were technically so close? cause i doubt.

  (349) posted on 01.5.2013

The Ferrari went last and came first to the finish ... and the difference was huge...

  (377) posted on 01.5.2013

oh God, but there is a big difference between those two!

  (397) posted on 01.5.2013

this article made me very curious. so i watched the video... and i am shocked! really?!

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