Sports cars from Ferrari tend to be more powerful and expensive than Porsche. Ferrari is an Italian company while Porsche is German and owned by Volkswagen. This is a comparison of the awesome cars available from both Porsche and Ferrari.
|Classes||Grand tourer and Sports car||Grand tourer, roadster, sports car, mid-size crossover SUV, full size luxury car.|
|Body styles||2-door, 2+2 coupe cabriolet, 2 seat Berlinetta, 2 seat spider, 3-door shooting-break||2-door coupe, 2-door cabriolet, 2-door Targa, 2-door convertible, 5 door SUV, 5-door fastback|
|Layouts||Front mid-engine rear-wheel drive, rear mid-engine rear-wheel drive, FMR layout, FM4 layout||Rear engine rear-wheel drive, four wheel drive, MR layout, RMR layout, front engine four wheel drive|
|Transmission||7-speed dual clutch automated manual;||5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission|
|Horsepower||460 - 963||265 - 620|
|Website||www.ferrariworld.com||http://www.porsche.com , http://www.porsche-se.com|
|Cost||$230, 000 and up||$48,850 and up|
|Headquarters||Maranello, Italy||Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|Production Output||7,044 units (2011)||127,793|
|Nature of Business||Sports Car Manufacturer||Sports Car Manufacturer|
|Key People||Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman and President, Jean Todt, CEO, Giancarlo Coppa CFO||Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman Martin Winterkorn, President & CEO|
|Founded by||Enzo Ferrari||Ferdinand Porsche and Ferry Porsche|
|Number of Employees||2,870 (Dec 31st 2006), 2,695 (2011)||11,910 (2005), 15,307 (2012)|
|Best Selling Car||Enzo Ferrari & Testarossa||CarreraS 911|
|Currently owned by||Fiat S.p.A. 90%||F. A. Porsche 13.6%, Ferdinand Piëch 12.8%, Remaining Porsche Family 73.6%|
|Company Revenues||€1,447 million in (2006), €1,289 million (2005), € 2.2 billion (2011)||€7.273 billion (2006), €6.57 billion (2005), €10, 928;million (2011 Fiscal year)|
|Fastest 0-100 km/h accelerating roadcar||Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, 3.1 sec||Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2,8 sec (tested by Car and Driver Magazine)|
Ferrari currently has four road models: the California (grand tourer convertible), the 458 Italia (sports car), F12 Berlinetta (grand tourer) and the FF (grand tourer).
Porsche currently sells 5 different road models: the 911 (grand tourer), the Boxster (a roadster), the Cayman (mid-engine coupe), the Cayenne (SUV) and the Panamera (sports sedan).
Porsche has five models: Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera and Cayenne. There are various trims available for each model.
The 8-cylinder models of Ferrari are the Ferrari California, Ferrari 458 Italia and Ferrari 458 Spider. The 12-cylinder models are Ferrari F12berlinetta and Ferrari FF.
The Ferrari California has a top speed of 193 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. The 458 Italia can accelerate from 0-62 mph in under 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph. The F12 Berlinetta accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of over 210 mph, and the FF accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 208 mph.
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman both have a top speed of 164 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.8 seconds. The 911 Carrera has a top speed of 180 mph and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds. The Panamera has a top speed of 162 mph and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds, while the Cayenne has a top speed of 143 mph and accelerates in 7.8 seconds.
The Ferrari California has a horsepower of 460 HP, while the Ferrari 458 Italia has 570 HP and the FF has 651 HP.
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman have a horsepower of 265 hp, while the 911 has 350 hp. The Panamera and Cayenne both have 300 hp.
In an international poll in 1999, the Porsche 911 was listed 5th as Car of the Century. According to Yahoo Autos, the Ferrari 458 Italia is the 5th most popular sports car, while MSN Auto listed the Porsche 911 as the 5th most popular sports car in 2008.
Current Ferrari retail prices begin at approximately $230,000.
New Porsches start at $48,850 for the basic Cayenne and go up to $172,100 for the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
Many Ferrari cars were recalled in May 2012 because the engines had a tendency to suddenly freeze.
The Ferrari 458 Spider was named the Best Cabrio 2012 by Auto Zeitung magazine and Best Sports Car and Convertible by The Sunday Times in 2012. The Ferrari 458 Italia was also named Best Driver’s Car in 2011 by Motor Trend.
The Porsche 911 was voted as the 2nd coolest car by Automobile Magazine in 2004. The Boxster was named Best Roadster in the World by Autocar and 2012 Roadster of the Year by Auto Express. The Philadelphia Inquirer named it the Best Sports Car of the Decade.
- Wikipedia:Ferrari California
- Wikipedia:Ferrari 458 Italia
- Wikipedia:Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
- Wikipedia:Ferrari FF
- Wikipedia:Porsche 911
- Wikipedia:Porsche Boxster
- Wikipedia:Porsche Cayman
- Wikipedia:Porsche Cayenne
- Wikipedia:Porsche Panamera
- How to pronounce Porsche (YouTube video)