Originally Posted by CT Audi Fan
I find the comparisons amusing. Is there anyone out there who owns both a Ferrari and a Lambo? They seem to be mutually exclusive. I'm convinced there isn't a single person or family anywhere that owns both a Ford truck and a Chevy truck ... same concept. So it isn't about comparing individual models to one another, it's comparing an entire line and the design philosophies behind them.
There isn't a Ferrari currently produced that I wouldn't be proud to drive, yet I could never drive a Lambo, it just isn't my style. And that's okay ... there are countless Lambo guys who wouldn't be caught dead in a Ferrari.
Comparisons sell magazines and prompt senseless debates over which one is "better", yet seldom are those comparisons completely honest or based on anything in the real world. And, yet, I can't envision anyone planning on buying a Lambo but changing their mind based on a review in some magazine.
And don't you think that the manufacturer's make the models different "enough" so that there really isn't a head-to-head comparison?
Couldn't have said it better myself. Many folks will offer subjective opinions about price points, production numbers, engine placement, and so forth, but many of these considerations are trumped by simple individualistic passion for a brand and the perception it evokes. Ferrari is less flashy then Lambo and pretty much always has been (I mean seriously, look at the Countach), but with an F1 and racing heritage built into the DNA of the automobiles, Ferrari evokes a different message, especially to customers who are more attune to the legacy issues attached to these amazing cars.
Honestly, I may be in a position to consider an automobile like an F12 or an Aventador, and my natural inclination leans heavily toward the F12. Personally, I think it embodies a next generation body style that is so incredibly sexy, but it does it in a way that celebrates the evolved automobile -- which pretty much sums up how I feel about most Ferrari cars. Lambos are full of fierce aggression and sleek mid-engine styling that results in a classic low-slung sloping sports car design that demands attention from all observers, and I personally find the Aventador a stunningly impressive car to behold, but I don't want one because it is not my style (borrowing your words).