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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by allanlambo, Dec 18, 2003.
2. Lamborghini Gallardo
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4. Ferrari Stradale
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3. Renault Clio 16V.
Shomething wrong shurely?
Yeah, that was it. The magazine is still in my suitcase.
Can anyone post this image?
2nd Lambo getting top chopped- the Gallardo is going topless
An exclusive image in Auto Express magazine shows how the car will look when it goes head-to-head with Ferrari's 360 Spider and Porsche's forthcoming 911 Carrera 4S cabrio
EVO is the magazine I look most forward to picking up at Borders, the quality of writing and the magazine itself are second to none. However, it is interesting they picked the GT3 in this issue. About two months ago they had a comparison test between the GT3 and the 360CS with the 360 the winner. I guess the price issue or the noise according to this article made them change their mind. Personally I would take the 360 CS over any new performance car in that test, but that is my opinion, I know Allan would take the Gallardo. Either is a winner.
Time for a new Ferrari, isn't it. Lamborgini have really produced a car that CAN be used everyday, and probably is close to the Porsche GT3 in that regard.
I do not think any Ferrari can be used everyday ... and I am not sure I want them to be that usable ... but then I would not probably buy a new performance car anyway, unless it was a purpose built track car.
As a family man I could not purchase a road car that excluded my family from the fun. The other day we joked with my 11 year old that we had hired a Ferrari for the weekend, and I had to kill the joke because the look on his face (as he was not going to be here that weekend) was such disappointment that I could just not keep on ribbing him , hehe.
I love how EVOs line is the trhill of driving and they pick an AWD Lambo and a Renault over a 360 CS.
Yeah great pics , the writting would be good if they didnt compliment each other every 2 lines.
It was the mid-engined 3.2L clio that came third, not the hot hatch.
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WTF are you talking about? A 360 is a very usable car... the Gallardo is NOT. You drive your Gallardo to work... time to head to a meeting... your colleague Joe says "Let's go in your car!"... you answer, "Okay, but you'll have to hold both your and my briefcases in your lap... they won't fit in the trunk."
"Honey, could you pick up some groceries on the way home. We need milk, eggs, and..." You interrupt, "Stop there! I am in the Gallardo and that's all that will fit in the trunk."
And its not even a good weekend car. Golf clubs? Yeah, right! A four-day weekend with your wife/girlfriend... "I'm sorry honey, we only have room for your purse and make-up bag... you'll have to wear the same clothes all weekend."
All of those things are trivially easy in a 360. In what way is a 360 not usable every day???
You guys must be using some big a$$ briefcases
Golf Clubs...yes, they'd have to ride in the seat next to you. Besides my golf buddies don't like riding with me..... they say I drive too fast around the corners
True... to be fair, my little briefcase for my 12" Powerbook would fit... but my rolling briefcase for my 15" Toshiba that can carry
documents as well... no way. If I had a 17" Powerbook, no chance at all.
I agree with Brian. The 360 is extremely useable.
In a 360, you can fit golf clubs behind the seats without removing the driver and 3 wood from the bag (light carry bag not PGA tour bag). You could stack another bag on top of the first so you could go on an extended golfing vacation with a friend. Plenty of trunkspace up front for luggage and souvenirs. Loaded up, the performance is still pretty good.
Great points. I was considering a Gallardo because of its AWD and supposed "usability". Aluminum appears to be the only way to go for performance and space.
For years I've respected magazine's writers' opinions until recently when I had a chance to discusss a few cars and interact with a couple of them thanks to my son's marketing work at Nissan. I now rely entirely on my OWN judgement and think little of their opinions. Today I drove the CS in the canyons and can honestly say I've never driven a street car that comes so close to a real sports racer. It makes my own 360 feel "quite" inferior. My buddy Viken had his GT3 and aslo drove the CS, I hope he will throw in his comments.
BTW, last year's EVO PCOTY car was the NSX Type R; that choice was ridiculed by a bunch of people too.