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Ferrari 430 vs Lambo Gallardo

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

  1. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    Problem with the Ford GT/40 is that it does not handle well.

    Personally if money was no object, then I would get a F40.

    I think you may be mistaken of what the Ford GT is capable of. While it cannot out handle the F430 or special edition 997 turbos, ie . GT2 or Gt3 (even though most others cars couldn't)...by most professionals, it did out handle and out perform the F360, as well as the 996 turbo and Gallardo (it even kept pace with the Murcielago).
     


  2. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    Then there is the tosser factor, I'm not sure I get could a ferrari as you look like a knob.

    I'd get niether and go with the R8, or a babe aston.

    Same here
     


  3. wt888

    wt888 Active Member

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    I think you may be mistaken of what the Ford GT is capable of. While it cannot out handle the F430 or special edition 997 turbos, ie . GT2 or Gt3 (even though most others cars couldn't)...by most professionals, it did out handle and out perform the F360, as well as the 996 turbo and Gallardo (it even kept pace with the Murcielago).

    Yes, but comparing the GT40 to the 360 or 996 is not quite fair. The last 2 were designed in the late 90's, the GT40 in the mid 00's.
     


  4. wt888

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    I hadn't heard that. I'm not sure a supercar shouldn't be a little squirelly.

    Here is a great clip that defines most of the modern supercars.

    http://www.carandgarage.com/watch.php?v_id=958
     


  5. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    Yes, but comparing the GT40 to the 360 or 996 is not quite fair. The last 2 were designed in the late 90's, the GT40 in the mid 00's.
    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.
     


  6. wt888

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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.
     


  7. Southern-Nupe

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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.
     


  8. 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)
     


  11. 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?
     


  14. Southern-Nupe

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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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