What makes a person choose a Lambo over a Ferrari ?
Dmitri;70110 The excuse for many Lambo owners is that everyone has a Ferrari said:How true is that? Whenever it's a nice sunny day and my son and I are out for a drive. We always say we'll play spot the Ferrari today. We hardly ever see any Ferrari's on the road, but most hot days we're guaranteed to see at least 2 new Lambo's - Exclusive, hmmm may be, but not as exclusive as Ferrari.
I like Lambo's and if I could afford a stable full of exotics I might be tempted by a Muira, or even a Gallardo. I've never liked the Countach, it looks like a Hummer crossed with a tank and a few wings added to make it look even more extreme. I prefer the curves of the Boxer over the straight lines and angles of the Countach.
It has to be Ferrari for me, which is why I am here and not on the Lambo forum.
To me Lambos are great looking cars, most of them anyway. But at the same kind of cost, why settle for less than the best?
You mean you do not frequent LamboLife.com!! I agree with Archie, Ferrari for me.It has to be Ferrari for me, which is why I am here and not on the Lambo forum.
I think probably for the same reason Ferruccio built them, to get one over on Enzo.
You missed a couple, Rick:1. just to make a statement against ferrari riders.
2. people who just want something more different and exclusief.
3. people who like funny colours.
4. People with a large budget and allready have got most ferrari's.
5. people who like agricultural machines.
to be honest, looking at Ferrari's current production cars versus Lamborghini's current line up, I have to say that Lamborghini has the best looking onesTo me Lambos are great looking cars, most of them anyway.
Maybe it's something to do with the looks of the cars that motivates people...
As you know I am a Ferrari guy all the way for engineering and racing heritage but Lambos new line up looks 1000 times better than the Ferrari line up.btw stile alpine, go join a porsche or lambo forum if one exists, seriously havent you ever thought to yourself they all look the same. just like bmw's and mercedes, for example i have a couple who thought the gallardo the murciealago and the reventon were all the same exact car just different variations, do you catch my drift
Very eloquently put. I fully agree.I agree with the "puerile" comment about Lamborghini vs. Ferrari; it reminds me of ******** taking sides over Chevy vs. Ford.
I like a lot of cars and don't see any reason to limit myself to one make, or pledge allegiance to a brand. Each great marque has its reasons for being great, and there is reason to appreciate each one.
With that said, there are two differences between Ferrari and Lamborghini that I see, and one must consider the cars as they are in the time period when they are/were bought new:
1) Style -- Lamborghinis (starting with the Miura, at least), have always been contemporary, leading edge high fashion; whereas Ferrari designs and styles tended to lean more toward timeless good taste. There are some exceptions to each, but a Miura was over the top for its day, the Countach was the most outrageous thing to ever hit the road, and the Diablo screamed "exotic" in the time of political correctness and 'anti-car' sentiment. The Urraco is so seventies penthouse, and the Jalpa, while not that well known, is soooo eighties it could perhaps be the quintessential 80s exotic. Most Ferraris from the same period have classic proportions, smooth and flowing lines, and fine touches. To call them conservative is incorrect; timeless is better, and their appeal is definitely more universal.
2) Racing Heritage vs. Road -- Ferrari guys always like to pull this card over Lamborghini, but being designed as a road car -- a great and fast one -- from the start was part of the whole point of a Lamborghini. There are two schools of thought here: 1) Racing improves the breed, and road cars derived from racing cars will perform better and things learned in racing can be applied to road cars to make them beter; and 2) Driving on the road is different from driving on a race track, and things that work in racing don't necessarily work or apply on the road; also other considerations take precedence on road cars that you don't learn in racing. Both are true, and both are valid.
In the 1960s, neither maker could do it all, and whereas a Ferrari could be called a race car for the road (or the closest thing one could get), a Lamborghini was made for the road; it has its own uniqueness for being a highest-level performance car designed for road use from the ground up.
I'm not sure whether I myself buy this argument, but it does make a point, and there is reason to go with either school of thought. Does that make a Lamborghini a poseur car? No more than does one driving a Ferrari who doesn't take it to the race track. One could even argue that the Ferrari on the street is the pretentious car, as the Lamborghini knows it is a road car and makes no pretentions about its purpose. With both Lamborghini and Ferrari, there are more poseurs than enthusiasts among owners. The easiest way to spot one is that they will have little or no appreciation for less expensive cars that are great driver's cars (and often better driver's cars than various Lamborghinis and Ferraris).
Exactly what I think, they look kind of Japanese, don't they?Stile I agree with your opinion the F430 599 and now the new California look like a cross between American and Japanese design, the Murciealago and Gallardo are showstoppers.
As you know I am a Ferrari guy all the way for engineering and racing heritage but Lambos new line up looks 1000 times better than the Ferrari line up.
Stile I agree with your opinion the F430 599 and now the new California look like a cross between American and Japanese design, the Murciealago and Gallardo are showstoppers.
Does not matter what Ferrari you drive (minus an Enzo F40 F50)you park beside a Diablo, Gallrado or Murciealago and peoples jaw drop
People love my car and always ask me about my performance and handling but they drool over the Lambos.