Question of the Day: Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

Y’all ready to impersonate 12-year-old boys? Cool. Hunter S. Thompson had a quick question he used to sum people up, “Beatles or Stones?” I’m thinking “Ferrari or Lamborghini?” is the automotive corollary. So let’s stop and think for a minute — both makes offer gobs of power from exotic engines, savage shapes and the type of instant prestige you can only hope to buy. Ferraris are pretty sweet. I mean, the racing history alone might grab a few (or many) votes. From the 166M to the 250 GTO to the 333 SP the results speak louder than my best metaphors. And that’s not even taking into account F1. And what about the road cars? Daytona? 288 GTO? F40? F430? Etc, etc? Like wow, dude. But then you have the raging bulls, the supercars that Ferruccio Lamborghini built specifically to spite Enzo and his long standing “the customer is always wrong” policy. I’m talking Miura, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Gallardo here. Not to mention the LM002 and Espada. There’s also the fact that most Ferrari owners would happily pledge Omega House. I’m not saying that Lamborghini owners are necessarily Delta Tau Chi material, but what do you think Bluto, D Day and Otter would drive?

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  • Beken Beken on Sep 05, 2008

    When I was a freshman in college, I had a girlfriend who came from Hong Kong. Turned out her parents owned the distributorship for Lamborghini in HK. While everybody was watching Magnum PI and his Ferrari 308, I got firsthand experience with a Lamborghini Silhouette. The Countach's were sold before I got to see any of them. Lambo's are quite different than Ferrari's. Though they are both exotic car companies, they cater to different tastes. I would think the Ferrari culture is more refined and closely aligned with the F1 experience (read lots of money and technologically advanced). Whereas Lambo appears to be more rebellious and though beautiful to look at, marches to a different drummer. Sort of avant garde and non-conformist type of attitude. Wished I could afford one though...

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Sep 05, 2008

    Dude, should have kept that one (the girl I mean). :)

  • Michael Ayoub Michael Ayoub on Sep 10, 2008

    Ferrari: the rich man's Lamborghini.

  • Crzo95 Crzo95 on Dec 01, 2008

    The Lambos are showcars made to look like a track car, on the other hand, a Ferrari F430 Scuderia is an F1 car made street legal :) I prefer the Ferraris