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488 Spider or Huracan Performante

  1. 488 Spider

    63.6%
  2. Huracan Performante

    36.4%
  1. J0905

    J0905 Rookie

    Mar 13, 2018
    3
    Hello everyone,

    I'm having a hard time deciding between buying a slightly used 488 Spider or a Lamborghini Huracan Performante. If anyone has long term experience with living with either the performate or 488 I'd appreciate all the advice.



    Thanks much!
     
  2. humdizzle

    humdizzle Karting

    Mar 9, 2016
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    What are you looking for in a car? These two are very different.

    Do you want a car more focused for track work and performance, or more daily drivable and cruising with the roof down ?
     
  3. liquid360

    liquid360 Karting

    Sep 25, 2018
    54
    Recently faced this question. Have you driven both? You’ll be surprised at how there’s no choice. One will fit and the other won’t.
    I assumed these cars were similar and on paper they are. Behind the wheel they’re ENTIRELY different cars.

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  4. SoCal to az

    SoCal to az F1 Veteran
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    Nov 25, 2012
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    Both great cars. Drive them both and decide. One more of a “luxury” car. The other more harsh, track oriented. Both great power. No wrong choice.
     
  5. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    May 7, 2014
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    I am bias only because I drive spiders. I tried to fit in a Perf convertible and couldn’t get the seat to go back far enough for my taste. Good luck as either rig is a winner. Best ,Kirk.
     
  6. dustman

    dustman F1 Rookie
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    Jun 12, 2007
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    Dealer can make the seat go back a little more.

    I’ve purchased both cars in question. 488 s is a good gt cruiser. Perf is a proper sports car.
    488 more nimble. Perf more performance focused.
    I like loud cars.
    I’ve had 4 Ferraris, Never was a lambo guy, but this car is pretty incredible. Honestly I plan to sell the Pista and keep Perf and only replace with the next Perf.
     
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  7. dmark1

    dmark1 F1 Veteran
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    Feb 26, 2008
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    Very tough one. The perf has clearly the best sound of any car out there right now, but the depreciation is hell. The 488 has more room inside it if you are over 6’1” this is a huge consideration. I think the fit and finish of the Ferrari is a bit better.

    If you DO decide for the perf check out the Blu Nethuns one at Lambo Dallas. I’m partial to it. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. liquid360

    liquid360 Karting

    Sep 25, 2018
    54
    I went 488 for those reasons and more. I found it to simply be the better car across the board for real world use. The Lambo was a cartoon. I don’t mean in a bad way. The Lambo is pure drama and the Ferrari is beauty/grace IMO.


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  9. dustman

    dustman F1 Rookie
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    Very well put. I cant disagree. That’s part of the appeal of Lambo for sure.
     
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  10. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

    Dec 20, 2011
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    Both good choices. After the 458 spider and GT3, I wanted to try something different. I love my 580-2 and use it as a daily driver. Prefer the driving dynamics of RWD.

    As the above poster mentioned, there's a lot of drama and its always an event to get behind the wheel. The sound of the NA V10 at 7k rpm doesnt compare IMO. Ironically, Im grateful to own a coupe as it provides some degree of privacy behind tinted glass. The attention a Rosso Mars H gets far eclipses the 458 but 100% positive so far.
     
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  11. liquid360

    liquid360 Karting

    Sep 25, 2018
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    I TOTALLY agree with the coupe part. There are maybe a handful of days I’d drive top down, but love privacy and I really LOVE being able to see the Ferrari engine under glass. I couldn’t in a Spyder.

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  12. wrs

    wrs F1 Rookie
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    Jul 11, 2015
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    I am one of those people that probably couldn't fit in the Huracan but I haven't tried one. I do own the 488 Spider and think it's an excellent car. With the top down the visibility is great and the car is fun to drive. With the top up the visibility is somewhat constrained but manageable. There is headroom with the top up but not if I have a helmet on for the track, it's very uncomfortable that way. I have tracked the car three times and it's very good on the track but I didn't buy it for that purpose. I get a lot of enjoyment driving it with the top down but I like drop tops, you may not.
     
  13. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

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    #13 Surfah, May 27, 2019
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    Seeing the engine is special.

    I should add that Im not a fan as much of the soft-top convertibe look for security and aesthetic reasons. The 458 spider looked good IMO and one bonus was keeping the top up with the rear window down to listen to the engine.
     
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  14. obbob

    obbob Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2017
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    I do recommend test driving. Most good exotic car rentals will have a 488 in the fleet that you can beat on. Performante is alot harder to find, but most Lambo dealers are generous with test drives from my experience and observations.

    One thing is don't test drive a standard Huracan to use as a baseline for the Performante. From what I hear, the two are very different in feel. I put a few hundred miles on a rental Huracan and wasn't too impressed with it. Never drove a Performante.
     
  15. dustman

    dustman F1 Rookie
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    You would not fit in the Perf spyder.
     
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