By   February 17, 2015

Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari 458 Speciale

Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari 458 Speciale

Both the Porsche 911 GT3 (991) and Ferrari 458 Speciale are incredible driving machines. The German high performance machine is a precision tool that can adapt to just about any environment. The Italian sports car provides a more visceral experience, but can be more temperamental on normal roads.

Both are great cars, but which is the better machine? Much of the answer depends on your taste. Do you prefer a car that is nearly perfect in every driving experience or do you want one that shows its flaws at times, but those flaws are what make it fantastic.

The Ferrari is a wild stallion that keeps its driver busy when being driven quickly. On the track it is more powerful and has great balance thanks to its mid-engine layout. It does keep the driver more engaged in fast driving situations, but looses a lot of its charm when driving at slower legal speeds.

The GT3 may not keep the driver as involved on the track, but it is easier to drive quickly. It also has a better driving experience at legal speeds and can be used as an everyday car. Beyond this it costs half the price of the 458 Speciale.

So, which would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

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