Ferrari 458 vs Ferrari 430 | Top Gear | BBC

  • Published on Jan 31, 2011
  • Jeremy borrows James' Ferrari 430 for a drag race against the new £170,000 Ferrari 458. But how will the 458 handle round the track with the Stig behind the wheel?
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Comments • 4 103

  • Reginald Scot
    Reginald Scot Day ago

    I have been binge watching TOP gear reviews recently and Clarkson says the same thing in every review. Every car is "oh my god! This is unbelievable! The power! Nothing is like this! This is astonishing! The acceleration is brutal!"

  • Anthony Eder
    Anthony Eder 2 days ago

    Better than an F-40! Big accolade

  • Pygmalion
    Pygmalion 5 days ago

    Buy this car, unless you ever want to be let out at junctions ever again.

  • Barry Brown
    Barry Brown 6 days ago

    Of all the comments you see about top gear .., the one rarely if ever seen is this ... that we were lucky to have it at all.. I very much appreciate it more now than ever.

  • Joseph House
    Joseph House 6 days ago

    I like how James now owns a 458 speciale

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith 6 days ago

    I don’t know what it is, but Ferrari’s become less and less appealing with each generation in my eyes. The 355 was the most stunning car ever, then the 360 and 430 were also beautiful. There is just something about the 458 I don’t like

  • Stalled Rain
    Stalled Rain 10 days ago +1

    The 458 is so beautiful. It's a classic!

  • Joon Yong Shim
    Joon Yong Shim 12 days ago

    If ferrari sells a 458 right now I'll pay of my things and buy a red one
    No doubt

  • Brad Norris
    Brad Norris 14 days ago

    One of my favorite episodes

  • André
    André 15 days ago

    That Ferrari 458 needs a stable

  • Firemarioflower
    Firemarioflower 16 days ago

    I totally don't like the 458 Italia. It's not pretty in any way, it was very unreliable, some of them just caught fire for no reason, to me it doesn't sound inspiring either and there was just too many fiddly stuff and too much technology on board. No organic feel to it.
    I liked the 360 Modena more than both, but i still love the F430 way more than everything that came after that.

  • Ace of Spades
    Ace of Spades 16 days ago

    C8 shits over both for $60k USD.

  • Picalbuck
    Picalbuck 17 days ago +1


  • Murph
    Murph 17 days ago

    He's such a dink. I'm sorry, big ugly dink!

  • LS 22
    LS 22 18 days ago +1

    I like the F430 more

  • Walter Yellow
    Walter Yellow 20 days ago +1

    4.5L V8 revving to 9K, that's the beauty of a flat plane crankshaft

  • Jacobart1
    Jacobart1 21 day ago

    I was thinking it will get higher on the lap board. It's slower than Superveloce.

  • juan serrano castro
    juan serrano castro 22 days ago +1


  • Alexandru Macedon
    Alexandru Macedon 23 days ago

    why do they say not instead of zero ? hm...

  • hassan ead
    hassan ead 23 days ago

    Yet the 458 remains the ugliest Ferrari in history

  • Tripping Spartan84
    Tripping Spartan84 23 days ago

    Anyone else get Forza Motorsport 4 flashbacks from this

  • dark devil
    dark devil 23 days ago

    i have never loved any ferrari . but this 458 one hell of a pretty thing

  • Anderson C
    Anderson C 24 days ago

    Such a shame the BBC killed the show. The best car show in the world. Or WAS...

  • Rex Wasi
    Rex Wasi 25 days ago


  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern 26 days ago

    After watching this I googled "what ferrari should I buy?" It suggested either the 458 or the California would be a good start at owning your first Ferrari.

  • Easton Keding
    Easton Keding 28 days ago

    The F430 and 458 are better looking to me than many of V12 and super cars that came out around the same time. The one problem I have is Lamborghini owners tend to modify and drive there cars more so to me they are the better value even tho the Ferraris look so classic.

  • Lol
    Lol Month ago

    Is a anyone going to ignore the fact that the number plate of the 430 changed when the stig got in

  • Nico Montinola
    Nico Montinola Month ago

    for quarter of a million bucks it better be great!

  • Alg36
    Alg36 Month ago


  • Kate Hartin
    Kate Hartin Month ago

    50 ugliest mans

  • David Regi
    David Regi Month ago

    The video that made me fall in love with Ferrari

  • kayan zidan
    kayan zidan Month ago

    still an awesome car to this day

  • Happy Tot1009
    Happy Tot1009 Month ago +2

    Am i the only one who likes the 430 better than 458???

  • Muhammad Rafay
    Muhammad Rafay Month ago

    458 is already appreciating in price, confirmed future classic, because of probably last n/a V8s from Ferrari!

  • Jann Adriel Cervo
    Jann Adriel Cervo Month ago

    Probably the best V8 Ferrari of the 21st century.

  • Sam Mayweather
    Sam Mayweather Month ago

    When stig sits in it it magically changes number plate

  • Sam Mayweather
    Sam Mayweather Month ago

    The silver ferrari is not the same

  • TheLexy131313
    TheLexy131313 Month ago

    The thing is... the 430 is gorgeous. The 458 is ugly as hell. I would choose the 430 any time. That butt with those tail lights and that nose! Yummie.

    • Jakob
      Jakob 18 days ago

      Lmao exactly the opposite

  • Vishnu Das
    Vishnu Das Month ago

    458 is the symbolic car of Ferrari.

  • Winston Apps
    Winston Apps Month ago

    For eternity, the best non turbo, non electrified car. Peerless and timeless.

  • Henry Zhang
    Henry Zhang Month ago

    OLD TG and Clarkson are just as classic as the 458.

  • Don Barzini
    Don Barzini Month ago

    Nice rego plate swap on the 430

  • Gopal Trikamdas
    Gopal Trikamdas Month ago

    Does anyone know what tune is playing in the background at 3:35?

  • --
    -- Month ago

    der f430 sieht besser aus hab ich recht oder was!?

  • Tech_ _hardware
    Tech_ _hardware Month ago

    i miss the NA v8 in the ferraris

  • Oh Yea! Youtube! OYY

    I've built the replica version yestardy and I'm only 11!

  • PeppersOnChili
    PeppersOnChili Month ago

    @tjhunt when will you track you 458??

  • L.M
    L.M Month ago

    What a machineeeee

  • tylerthenormal
    tylerthenormal Month ago

    He wasn’t kidding. The 458 really is one of the all time greats

  • Joe Mac
    Joe Mac Month ago

    The idiots ferrari 😂

  • Pratik Budhiraja
    Pratik Budhiraja 2 months ago

    I'm pretty sure Mr. May hosed the car down after this film

  • Victor E
    Victor E 2 months ago +3

    I remember this like yesterday:(, time does go so quickly

  • Casey Levins
    Casey Levins 2 months ago

    Dear UK,
    Thank you for so many things, but especially the classic Top Gear years.

  • Akash Kumar
    Akash Kumar 2 months ago

    @1:41 You are doin 131mph Jeremy😌

  • ray croal
    ray croal 2 months ago

    does anyone think the presenters use their own cars so that they can bill the bbc for new tyres and a service and new brakes and new clutch and "oh make sure to eat a chocolate bar in it " so i can bill the bbc for a valet too! is it just me who is this cynical or is anyone with me?????

  • andon angel
    andon angel 2 months ago

    Ppl think most this is scripted and rehursed, its NOT that's one they keys to the show's success, there's genuine competition between the boys

  • Joe Curran
    Joe Curran 2 months ago +1

    When clarkson had the best hair

  • Mike Cockshutt
    Mike Cockshutt 2 months ago

    2 different F430's used if you check out the number plates. I guess they didn't knacker James's clutch after all.

  • BuckyBoi
    BuckyBoi 2 months ago +5

    You watch this now with the 488 out and think “Wow, we used to be impressed by this”

    • Muhammad Rafay
      Muhammad Rafay Month ago +1

      458 anyday over 488

    • Rupan Sansei
      Rupan Sansei 2 months ago +3

      The 488 might be better but with a naturally aspirated V8 and that body... 458 any day

  • Keanon Williams
    Keanon Williams 2 months ago +4

    8 years on and the 458 is still such a beauty

  • jamadin husain wayans
    jamadin husain wayans 2 months ago

    yess i am here still miss it for use ferrari again ferrari starter has three poin when the turbo start key is on

  • Callum J
    Callum J 2 months ago +1

    3:29 😂😂😂

  • Nik Falcon
    Nik Falcon 2 months ago

    IDK I'll still take the F430 over it I don't care

  • lqr824
    lqr824 2 months ago

    I have the 2008 F430 spider manual. The first car of my life I've never gotten a speeding ticket in. Really enjoyable at any speed and no problems in a decade. I never even noticed when the 458 or 488 came out. I'm happy to believe the 458 blows the 430 away on track but I think I'd rather have an Atom or Caterham on the track anyway. I just can't think what the point is of a closed-top sports car with an automatic.

  • anthrogend
    anthrogend 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for keeping May's reaction in the video.

  • Tshwanelo Xoba
    Tshwanelo Xoba 2 months ago +1

    Jeremy deserves marketing cheques from Ferrari..He sold it damn.

  • that awkward loner
    that awkward loner 2 months ago +1

    Timeless classic.
    Don’t think I can get one though, the price may become so high it’ll be sold in auctions.

    CAR XPERT XP 2 months ago

    I don't get why this car is so popular

  • William Vogel
    William Vogel 2 months ago

    Maybe one of the single greatest Top Gear segments in its history

  • Arun Mathew
    Arun Mathew 2 months ago

    The most beautiful ferrari, ever.

  • Ahmad Yassin
    Ahmad Yassin 3 months ago


  • W.M. Aslam - Author
    W.M. Aslam - Author 3 months ago

    The iconic red Ferrari, it remains the ultimate dream car for most men (and women?).

  • Joel Passarini
    Joel Passarini 3 months ago

    Ferrari is Ferrari

  • Keztral
    Keztral 3 months ago +1

    Anyone noticed the difference in license plates from the first few scenes of the silver F430? 0:01 and 0:44

  • 黄白人
    黄白人 3 months ago

    燃えてる熊のようだ!!! 😂