Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ducati 1198 vs Ferrari 458

Another Ducati vs Ferrari shootout? Yawn...?  :-D
Ferrari 458 vs Ducati 1198 Ferrari 458 vs Ducati 1198 Ferrari 458 vs Ducati 1198

With their more or less predictable outcomes, car vs bike shootouts have become a bit boring over the years. Still, for sheer visual appeal, a Ducati 1198 vs Ferrari 458 battle would be hard to beat. And that’s exactly what French magazine Option Auto have done for their November 2010 issue – they’ve pitted a 458 against a 1198.

So let’s take a quick look at the numbers. First, the Ducati 1198. Zero to 100km/h in 2.3 seconds, zero to 200km/h in 7 seconds, 300km/h top speed, 170 horsepower and a price tag of about 26,500 euros. On to the Ferrari 458. Zero to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds, zero to 200km/h in 9.9 seconds, 330km/h top speed, 623 horsepower and a price tag of about 245,000 euros. And you can come to your own conclusion regarding who ‘wins’ the battle. We’d take the Ducati, of course. Though we’d still keep the Ferrari parked in the garage for days when it’s raining and when the wife and kid also want to come along to the local supermarket. Heh.

More pics of the Ferrari vs Ducati shootout here

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