2010 Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
vs. 2011 Mazda
RX-8 Sport

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

10.0

starting from

$326,730

Reasons to buy the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

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Basic warranty with unlimited miles
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Quite powerful
620 HP @ 7,600 RPM
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Blazingly fast top speed
205 mph
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
11.3 s s @ 126.0 mph mph
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport

5.5

Runner-up

Mazda RX-8 Sport

starting from

$27,590

Reasons to buy the Mazda RX-8 Sport

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Very inexpensive
$27,590
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Front air conditioning
Standard
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Power locks
Standard
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Fewer passenger seats
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Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
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  • Both cars are sporty, but the 599 GTB Fiorano in particular is a responsive car
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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  • Very limited highway range
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
  • Few seats
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Very inefficient in the city
Safety Features - vs 10.0
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  • Limited number of airbags
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  • The 599 GTB Fiorano has extraordinary brakes, and the RX-8 Sport is pretty good, too
Overall 5.5 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Optional Power seats are available as an option on the 599 GTB Fiorano ; not at all on the RX-8 Sport
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keyless entry Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the 599 GTB Fiorano ; the RX-8 Sport only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Horsepower 232 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 620 HP @ 7,600 RPM The 599 GTB Fiorano is very powerful, while the RX-8 Sport is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the 599 GTB Fiorano 's semi-automatic transmission and the RX-8 Sport's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.2 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the 599 GTB Fiorano in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 372 miles vs 416 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 7.6 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 51.7 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 RX-8 Sport's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 599 GTB Fiorano
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the RX-8 Sport, but the 599 GTB Fiorano 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Not Available On hot summer days, you'll melt in the 599 GTB Fiorano , but the RX-8 Sport will get you around in comfort

Entertainment System

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RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
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599 GTB Fiorano
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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CD player Standard vs Optional Rock on in the RX-8 Sport; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the 599 GTB Fiorano
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the 599 GTB Fiorano , you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs No
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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MSRP $27,590 vs $326,730 The RX-8 Sport has a reasonable price, while the 599 GTB Fiorano is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 11 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Mazda
RX-8 Sport
2011 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 4 vs 2 Limited number of airbags
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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

Road Tests

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RX-8 Sport
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2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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0-60 mph 6.7 seconds vs 3.7 seconds The 599 GTB Fiorano has lightning fast acceleration and the RX-8 Sport is just OK
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Braking distance at 60mph 117 ft vs 105 ft The 599 GTB Fiorano has extraordinary brakes, and the RX-8 Sport is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 15.2 s s @ 92.0 mph mph vs 11.3 s s @ 126.0 mph mph The 599 GTB Fiorano 's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the RX-8 Sport's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 1.08 g
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Top speed 145 mph vs 205 mph The 599 GTB Fiorano can hit an extraordinarily high top speed, but the RX-8 Sport is just OK

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