2010 Ferrari
458 Italia
vs. 2012 Nissan
GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

8.5

starting from

$96,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan GT-R Black Edition

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
2.9 seconds
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Good cornering ability
1.05 g
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
11.2 s @ 122 mph
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

7.2

starting from

$230,675

Reasons to buy the Ferrari 458 Italia

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Very sporty performance
5.3 lb/hp
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Quite powerful
578 HP @ 9,000 RPM
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High top speed
201 mph
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Good braking distance from 60mph
99 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • Leather comes standard on the GT-R Black Edition; the 458 Italia only offers cloth seats
  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the GT-R Black Edition; not available on the 458 Italia
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the GT-R Black Edition's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 458 Italia
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.7
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • The GT-R Black Edition hits 60mph more than 10% faster, 2.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds
  • Almost the same, 1.05 g vs 1.02 g
  • Almost the same, 11.2 s @ 122 mph vs 11.5 s @ 125 mph
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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Practicality - vs -
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.5 vs 7.2

Luxury Features

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the GT-R Black Edition's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 458 Italia
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the GT-R Black Edition; not available on the 458 Italia
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the GT-R Black Edition; the 458 Italia only offers cloth seats

Road Tests

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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0-60 mph 2.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the 458 Italia isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 99 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 122 mph vs 11.5 s @ 125 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.05 g vs 1.02 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed 193 mph vs 201 mph The 458 Italia can hit high speeds, but the GT-R Black Edition cannot

Crash Test Ratings

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Passengers 4 vs 2 The GT-R Black Edition has lots of passenger seats, but the 458 Italia has very few
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Highway driving range Unknown vs Unknown
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Cargo space 8.8 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 53.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The GT-R Black Edition's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 458 Italia
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The GT-R Black Edition's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the 458 Italia
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Cupholders 3 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Not Available On hot summer days, you'll melt in the 458 Italia , but the GT-R Black Edition will get you around in comfort

Cost

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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MSRP $96,100 vs $230,675 The GT-R Black Edition has a great price, but the 458 Italia is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs None Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs None Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs Unknown
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Horsepower 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 578 HP @ 9,000 RPM The 458 Italia is fairly powerful, but the GT-R Black Edition is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The 458 Italia has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the GT-R Black Edition is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the GT-R Black Edition's semi-automatic transmission and the 458 Italia 's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 7.2 lb/hp vs 5.3 lb/hp The 458 Italia is a very sporty car, while the GT-R Black Edition is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The GT-R Black Edition will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the 458 Italia
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.6 ft vs Unknown

Entertainment System

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Number of speakers 11 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the GT-R Black Edition; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the 458 Italia
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the GT-R Black Edition's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 458 Italia vs 599 GTB Fiorano
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 458 Italia vs SLS AMG
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 458 Italia vs Mustang Shelby GT500
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia 2010 Bentley Continental GT Speed 458 Italia vs Continental GT Speed
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera 458 Italia vs Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 GT-R Black Edition vs Mustang Shelby GT500
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2012 Audi R8 GT GT-R Black Edition vs R8 GT
2012 Nissan GT-R Premium 2011 Dodge Challenger GT-R Premium vs Challenger
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Maserati GranTurismo GT-R Black Edition vs GranTurismo
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera GT-R Black Edition vs Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Ali (2:29 AM, August 27, 2013)
you are so wrong! 458 has 2 cupholders, powerful A/C, a 6 disc changer, and that's just the tip of the iceberg of information you don't apparently have. cloth seats? are you serious?
 
Avatar for John Taylor John Taylor (5:39 PM, February 09, 2013)
Hilarious, it says the 458 only comes with cloth seats. What moron wrote this up?
 
Jack (5:12 PM, August 24, 2012)
The ferrari is better
 
Cracknugget (8:36 AM, March 21, 2012)
All i see everywhere is Unknown.... What a shitty comparaison...and you dont think the weight of the cars is important maybe...  more then half of the information is missing and there are no track times... nothing...  aghh just forget it..