Video: Top Gear compares the McLaren MP4-12c and Ferrari 458 Italia

Following Fifth Gear’s comparison of two of the most impressive supercars of the moment, Top Gear has taken their turn comparing the McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458 Italia. Considering that, at the MP4-12C’s official launch, the company announced that the MP4-12C was better than the 458 Italia in every mathematical way, this was a scenario that had to be put to the test. Do you think Jeremy Clarkson agrees with McLaren’s bold statement? Check out the video to find out!

Short reminder: The MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers a total of 592 HP and 443 lb-ft. of torque, and will sprint the car to a top speed of 205 mph. The 458 Italia, on the other hand, is powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP. The Ferrari model can hit a top speed of 202 mph.


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  (528) posted on 08.9.2011

You don’t have to base on the survey of Top gear. Breaking the rules of yours. I would stick on Ferrari Italia. When talking about its production, the Italia really had a big a part on the market compared to Mclaren.

  (447) posted on 08.8.2011

Yeah, both cars have an awesome styling and performance. However, I think the 12C is much better compare to the Italia since it was ranked in the number two spot in the Top Gear’s list of high speed performing vehicle. The performance of the car is unbelievably incredible though it doesn’t look sporty just like the Italia.

  (692) posted on 08.8.2011

The battle between the McLaren MP4-12c and Ferrari 458 Italia is one of the best and interesting comparison that I have known in the world of sportscar industry. Aside from the oozing, styling and design both cars have an impressive figure performance that will definitely makes everyone admire these vehicle.

  (248) posted on 07.28.2011

Well, it seems that the Top Gear is a fan boy for this vehicle. Me either was impressed with the engine performance of the car. But I think it would be better if they have remove the speed limiter of the vehicle! BTW, the 911 GT3 has no match on this vehicle.

  (449) posted on 07.28.2011

I was impressed with the speed performance of the car. The platform of the 12C was based on science that’s wy it has an impressive power output. And it seems that the 458 Italia has no match on its awesome speed!

  (647) posted on 07.25.2011

We all know that Ferrari and McLaren are both good on making super cars. For me, they are both winners because they have almost the same powerful performance. Both have the looks and famous names.

  (401) posted on 07.19.2011

Well, Top Gear really did a great job reviewing or comparing the two of the most powerful and attractive cars in this era. But for me, Ferrari 458 Italia is still my favorite no matter what they say. haha!

  (399) posted on 07.18.2011

I really love this episode for it makes me understand on why the car doesn’t look that sporty though it performs quietly awesome. Knowing that it was shape based on Science still we couldn’t admit that its power output performs impressively.

  (434) posted on 07.18.2011

With the lap time record of of 1.16.2, no doubt that it is the second fastest car that was tested in Top Gear. Admittedly,the control system and traction of McLaren car performs impressively no wonder why it has an impressive performance.

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