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Ferrari 430 vs Lambo Gallardo

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by wt888, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. wt888

    wt888 Active Member

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    They were all direct competitors when the GT was created...the F430 and 997 came after the GT was at the end of its 2 year run...or was no longer in production.

    And actually the F430 is more squirrely than the rest, it's what adds to it's "live" (this can be a good thing) driving nature....whereas the GT is more stable and buttoned down at high speed. They're both great cars with their own qualities and attributes.


    Agree, the F430 feels a bit more high strung than the rest but that is just part of the Ferrari experience. Having driven one on a track a few times, it actually is not. It handles very well and is extremely quick in the corners.
     
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    Agree, the F430 feels a bit more high strung than the rest but that is just part of the Ferrari experience. Having driven one on a track a few times, it actually is not. It handles very well and is extremely quick in the corners.
    I would expect it to be nothing but amazingly sharp in the corners (the F430 is supposedly quite a bit superior to its predecessor), this is my beef with the Gallardo, given it's awd system......even though I've read that the R8 is quite tossable in the corners.

    I need to hit the big won...so I can test some of these cars out for myself.
     
  3. wt888

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    I would expect it to be nothing but amazingly sharp in the corners (the F430 is supposedly quite a bit superior to its predecessor), this is my beef with the Gallardo, given it's awd system......even though I've read that the R8 is quite tossable in the corners.

    I need the hit the big won...so I can test some of these cars out for myself.


    The R8 is a very good piece of engineering but in 10 years it will just be an old Audi destined for the scrap yard. In 10 years the Ferrari will still be highly sought after.

    here is an article written by a friend who owns a 10 year old and a 15 year old Ferrari that people would still give their left n*t for:

    http://www.ferrarilife.com/flq/flq.php

    Issue #7 Page 6
     
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    Seen both on the streets of Toronto and I am going to show my personal bias, I choose a yellow Porsche 911 Carrera RS from 1973.
     
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    Ferrari,

    simply for the fact that you are not getting the wiring and relays etc. out of a VW(as is the case with the lambo)
     
  6. Southern-Nupe

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    The R8 is a very good piece of engineering but in 10 years it will just be an old Audi destined for the scrap yard. In 10 years the Ferrari will still be highly sought after.

    here is an article written by a friend who owns a 10 year old and a 15 year old Ferrari that people would still give their left n*t for:

    http://www.ferrarilife.com/flq/flq.php

    Issue #7 Page 6

    I agree to an extent, there is a certain mystique and unbridled experience that goes along with Ferrari ownership. Even though I've been less than impressed by some of the current exterior designs (but that could be blamed on the coach builders).....I wouldn't turn one away.

    IMO, no exotic becomes just another piece of metal for the junkyard.
     
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    I agree to an extent, there is a certain mystique and unbridled experience that goes along with Ferrari ownership. Even though I've been less than impressed by some of the current exterior designs (but that could be blamed on the coach builders).....I wouldn't turn one away.

    IMO, no exotic becomes just another piece of metal for the junkyard.


    Depends on the place and time. Ferrari 250 GTOs were going for a few thousand dollars in the early 70s and more than one was left outside to rot (same car sold for close to $18 mil a few years ago).
     
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    The Ferrari is beautiful. The lambo is eh. And AWD?
     
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    Depends on the place and time. Ferrari 250 GTOs were going for a few thousand dollars in the early 70s and more than one was left outside to rot (same car sold for close to $18 mil a few years ago).
    Let's not mention older Ferrari's.....that's usually where the lust factor begins for me, but you're right to an extent, not all Ferrari's would considered collectable, the F355 (one of my faves) is just not comparable to the old GTO's and Daytona's.

    However, when I say none becomes a piece of scrap yard metal, I'm speaking in reference to the desires they induce. Alot of pricing and collectability depends on limited production numbers, heritage and desirability, i.e. most old Ferrari's, 300 SL's, or 427 AC Cobra's. I'm not aware of the production numbers of the R8, but hopefully it won't go the way of the NSX.
     
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    The Ferrari is beautiful. The lambo is eh. And AWD?
    That was kind of my take on the cars as well.

    Not to knock AWD, but I still believe RWD is best for exotics/super exotics.
     
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    f355. a beauty.
     
  12. Southern-Nupe

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    f355. a beauty.
    The guy around the corner from my parents owned a Red F355 with yellowish-tan interior, I've always marveled at the design of that car...consequently he used it as a daily driver, up until the day he traded it in for a Maserati GT coupe (something I'd never do).
     
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    That was kind of my take on the cars as well.

    Not to knock AWD, but I still believe RWD is best for exotics/super exotics.


    Nissan GTR is proving that AWD is the choice for max performence.... The special edition evo version was apparently tested faster than a carrea GT in the ring. If that is true then it is just plain amazing.
     
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    Nissan GTR is proving that AWD is the choice for max performence.... The special edition evo version was apparently tested faster than a carrea GT in the ring. If that is true then it is just plain amazing.

    Source?
     
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    Source?

    Road & Track magazine I believe.
     
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    Nissan GTR is proving that AWD is the choice for max performence.... The special edition evo version was apparently tested faster than a carrea GT in the ring. If that is true then it is just plain amazing.
    I wouldn't necessarily say the choice for max performance, but I do agree the GTR has definately proven that AWD systems can compete against RWD supercars.

    However, if I was looking (or could afford) an AWD exotic, I would likely choose a 911 TT, or Audi R8 (especially with the rumored v12 diesel).

    As for Ferrari vs Lambo....it depends on what you're seeking;

    If you want the better performer, you would likely choose the Ferrari.

    If you're seeking more presence and flash, then the G-car is likely the best bet.
     
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    Road & Track magazine I believe.

    Best I could find from a search, an article on the upcoming '09 GT-R:

    In fact, GT-R project chief, Kazutoshi Mizuno, says that the GT-R lapped the famed North Course at the Nürburgring faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo.

    And from another article, unknown source but posted on Worldcarfans.com:

     
  19. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Well-Known Member

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    Source?
    I know,

    Some are skeptical about the reported ring times. I've heard everything from the test mule running extra boost, to how the car was already accelerating prior to entering the track....

    However, I read these discredited claims on 6speedonline.com......which the majority tends to be owners of Porsches, so there is a little bias.
     
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    Best I could find from a search, an article on the upcoming '09 GT-R:



    And from another article, unknown source but posted on Worldcarfans.com:

    You're not going to get true results, until all the mags get a chance to run it through it's paces and place up against it's competitors.
     

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