Thread: S55 vs. S65
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      12-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Boss330 View Post
The 4,3 V8 in the Ferrari F430 had a higher specific output with it's 490hp. Also had a redline at 8500rpm. And that was a "old" engine in 2007, since it came in 2004...

Let's be honest. The S65 was, and is, a great engine. But it's not the KING. Not by a mile... Today, the 458 and 991 GT3 have engines that rev to 9000rpm and have higher specific output. But even the 3 year old F430 engine (in 2007) had a higher redline and higher specific output...
But to even be mentioned with those cars is rather incredible for a car that started in the $50ks and THAT is what made the E9X so darn "special". I doubt the M4 or S55 will be granted the same honor. I still want an F80.