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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #41 (permalink)
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erm...have you heard the sound of a 458 at high revs? it's straight up ridiculous. and i'm not someone who goes crazy when he hears beautiful engine noise. the gallardo really pales in comparison.
Driven both several times, bought one of them. The tractor as the "master of levity" suggested. V10 all the way.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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It seems that most people on this forum like the sound of a Ferrari over the Gallardo. I think the V8 Ferraris sound great, but the Gallardo sounds like an old F1 car. IMO the best sounding cars in the world are V10s like the Carrera Gt, LFA, and the Gallardo.
I've never heard an LFA, but the exhaust note on the 458 is pure sex.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I got to hear a LFA once, and beauty is in the ear of the beholder.

My lovely mom would say the car need to have its exhaust fixed.
I though it sounded AMAZING! Whatever Lexis paid Yamaha to tune the sounds of the exhaust was money well spent!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Based on your "put me into my seat on an onramp" criteria, I'd suggest the Gallardo. It's plenty quick, and the AWD will help you keep it out of the armco. Either way, have fun.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Easy answer Ferrari; not even all the might of Audi can exorcise the DNA of Lamborghini as a tractor manufacturer; the Lambos are more show than substance for the hip-hop stars who has more money than car control.
I would have both, each has a purpose. I would love to have an Ferrari F12 for a grand touring vehicle, and then a Lamborghini for a vehicle that is so extreme that it's not even street legal, but great for plowing fields.
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I remember one time driving on the freeway in my 650i with the windows down and hearing this totally different sound which was not a V8 or V12 coming up behind me. I look and see the pastel blue Gallardo Spyder coming up fast on the side. That guy past me and it was the most intoxicating sound because it was different and it was strong but not coarse.

I sped up and kept up with him for a while, listening to that exhaust note. Love it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #48 (permalink)
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The Lamborghini Gallardo is the best car I have driven and I did drive a Ferrari 360, but everybody who has more experience with cars than me and a lot more money than me says the 458 is amazing and nothing else comes close. I guy I talked to recently sold off his Lambos and now has 3 Ferrari 458's. a hardtop, a soft top and a challenge car.

I would still rather own the lambo simply because a used Gallardo can be had for 100k
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Is the Gallardo a manual or egear? Performante or regular?
Personally I'd pick the Gallardo, even though I don't like convertibles as well. Ferraris just don't do much for me, however so I'm a bit biased.
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Driven both so for me 458 all day long. Best sports car on the road
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Between those two I'd go with the 458. If there was an Aventador in the mix I'd go with Aventador then the 458.
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'Convertible' supercar? Easy pass, and easy choice.

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Specifically a 2011 Ferrari 458 italia or a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder (.......convertible......)?

I have the choice to drive one or the other but not both and on public roads not a track. I personally am leaning more towards the Lambo the only reason I'm hesitant is because its a convertible and I'm not the biggest fan of soft tops plus its a bit slower since its a convertible. What would you choose if you could pick?
Is this one of those once a week trick question? I know you're going to say, "I've decided to go with a Ford Focus instead"
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If you drive a 458, you will decide 458... Its not even close. And yes, Ferrari is overrated but they made a deal with the devil to design that car. Its been years since my hands were shaking after getting out of a car till the 458. Its insane.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:26 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Oh, and thumbs down on convertible. Convertibles lack structural integrity and are heavier.
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Maybe we can change this to 'vintage' - as in, would you rather drive a Miura SV or a Dino GTS? Or maybe a 275 Lusso.

Hard to compare because you can't say a Miura ($1M) or a 250GTO ($10M) or a Testarossa Pontoon Fender ($15M).

That being said, I'd give my right testicule to drive a Miura SV. Saw about a dozen in the flesh at Concorso Italiano. Pure sex.

A 250GTO is Candice Swanepoel unnaitanable so it's not even worth discussing.
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Oh, and thumbs down on convertible. Convertibles lack structural integrity and are heavier.
Not necessarily. Look at the Elise. Lighter than the Exige, even though it's not a true convertible, but you get the point.

There are lots of convertibles which were designed from the ground up to be convertibles so they are pretty stiff as is and some have uprated specs so they are no slouches either.
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Not necessarily. Look at the Elise. Lighter than the Exige, even though it's not a true convertible, but you get the point.
The Elise and Exige are both targas, not coupes or convertibles. The weight difference is due to the difference in body panels, not a structural difference. But I'm sure you knew that.
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