McLaren 570S And Ferrari 458 Italia Hit The Drag Strip: Which One’s Faster?

The internet has gotten us accustomed to all sorts of challenges between two (or more) vehicles. However, most of the time, the cars aren’t exactly equally powerful.

But that’s not the case with the video shared at the end of the article, which shows a drag race between a McLaren 570S and a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Surely, Maranello’s exotic model is from the previous generation, as the newer 488 GTB has welcomed a turbocharged engine instead of the good old naturally aspirated unit in the 458. But the latter mill delivers 570PS (562hp / 419kW) and 540Nm (398lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels, through a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to reach 100km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds, from a standstill.

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The McLaren 570S benefits from 570PS (562hp / 419kW), as well, but the torque number is higher: 600Nm (443lb-ft), thanks to a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine. It too has a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox, but it’s faster by 0.2 seconds to 100km/h (62mph). Woking’s Sports Series model maxes out at 328km/h (204mph), whereas the Ferrari’s top speed is 325km/h (202mph).

Overall, this should be pretty tight, on paper at least. But we still haven’t considered the power-to-weight ratio of both cars, and the most important factor of all: the driver. But even so, which one’s quicker in the real world? The answer lies below.


  • Bo Hanan

    Who didn’t expect this? (Spoiler) Ferrari is like BMW “M”, the competition has caught up and in many ways, passed them.

    • Matt

      The 458 is an ‘old’ model by comparison though. I think Ferrari build what their customers want and do a pretty good job of it too.

      • Bo Hanan

        Just look at the length between the two cars. The 488 isn’t that big a leap from the 488.

  • Ariza Ariza Mclaren 720S

    Top car Mclaren is best

  • Ariza Ariza Mclaren 720S

    Undoubtedly, Mclaren is the best brand that builds the fastest and most beautiful cars in the universe.

  • [-Mac-]

    Ferrari 458 Italia on market from 2009 to 2015
    McLaren 570s on market from 2015
    6 years must mean something in supercar world or not?

    • GobbleUp

      Child please to those posting otherwise.

  • Ariza Ariza Mclaren 720S

    But without a doubt, Mclaren will arrive at the end of this year 2018 with another surprise, the return of F1, a sports hyper to resurrect the F1, called the BP23 project, will be the first Hyper GT Three Seat’s, of three seats in this modern day of the new millennium.


  • JBsC6

    Why not test the latest from Ferrari which would be the 488? Today’s turbos put out torque low in the rpm range whereas the naturally aspirated 458 needs to rev to make peak hp and tq. The 488 is a turbo 3.9 and probably would be as fast or faster than the turbo mclaren..,both great cars …drag race results aside…

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