One of the most heated debates in motor car history: Ferrari or Lamborghini?
The comparison runs deep and strong. Italian-born Ferruccio Lamborghini, after becoming successful running the family business manufacturing tractors, began to collect sports cars. Among the cars that he collected were Ferraris, designed and produced by Enzo Ferrari, a fellow Italian.
After driving the cars, Lamborghini decided that he didn’t like the handling of the Ferraris. As destiny would have it, the two men met.
Lamborghini shared his views with Ferrari, who ignored him. Lamborghini then vowed to produce a better car than Ferrari had ever built.
Lamborghini’s first success was the Lamborghini Miura, a mid-engine car that changed the future of Lamborghini forever.
Thanks to this, our roads – and showrooms – have been graced with some of the most amazing models we’ve ever seen!
Let’s start with the cold facts:
|Ferrari 458 Italia||570||202mph||0-60mph in 3,4s|
|Ferrari Daytona||347||173mph||0-60mph in 6,9s|
|Ferrari Laferrari||789||217mph||0-62mph in less than 2,4s|
|Lamborghini Huracán||602||199mph||0-62mph in 3,4s|
|Lamborghini Miura||385||170mph||0-60mph in 5,75s|
|Lamborghini Aventador||700||217mph||0-60mph in less than 3s|
And then let’s dive into the details!
Are Ferraris Cheaper Than Lamborghinis?
Perfection does indeed come at a price.
And neither one of these popular brands is easy on the pockets.
When it comes to comparing prices, it’s important to remember that each model is priced according to its own specific value. Limited edition models are understandably a tad more expensive than regular models.
According to some experts, what we’re paying for when looking at any Ferrari model is the legacy that it stems from.
Each model is designed from scratch, with specific parts being engineered produced for that specific model. When looking at some Lamborghini models, what we’re actually looking at is a hybrid with either Porsche or Audi parts. Although the shared technology usually allows for greater performance, the Lamborghini can be said to lack some of the uniqueness held by the Ferrari.
Ferrari also holds its weight – and its price – with its popularity as a Formula 1 favorite. Racing celebrities, such as the legendary Michael Schumacher, helped Ferrari rise to the top in the world of supercar racing.
As its popularity increased, so too did its price!
In 2018, a 1963 Ferrari GTO became the most expensive car ever sold. It was sold by David MacNeil, a German collector and the founder of WeatherTech for a heart-stopping $70 million. In comparison, the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold, at a cool $9,5 million, was the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, of which only nine was produced. The Veneno Roadster was only produced in a set of three limited edition cars and was a particular favorite due to it being street legal even though it was designed as a race car.
When comparing our chosen 6 models, we’d have to say that Ferraris are definitely not cheaper than Lamborghinis. Yes, the Ferrari 458 Italia is considerably cheaper than the Lamborghini Aventador, but the comparison is not fair in the least.
When it comes to these supercars, we’re investing in the highest quality vehicles produced under strict conditions. And we should be prepared to pay for it.
Are Lamborghinis Faster Than Ferraris?
Once again, the speed of the vehicle depends on its specific model and design.
When it comes to their flagship models, the Ferrari Laferrari and the Lamborghini Aventador are equally matched in speed, both boasting a top speed of an incredible 217mph.
Staying true to its world-renowned symbol, the Ferrari Laferrari does outshine the Aventador with a whopping 789HP.
The Lamborghini Miura holds the record of besting its Ferrari rival, the Daytona. Although the Daytona holds the fastest top speed of the two, 173mph compared to the Miura’s 170mph, the Miura was designed to allow it to accelerate from a standstill to 60mph in 5,75s.
This is a 1,15s difference in acceleration, where Lamborghini leaves Ferrari in its dust.
Although the Lamborghini Aventador is fast, Lamborghini has surpassed the Aventador’s speed with the introduction of the Lamborghini Veneno, which boasts a top speed of 220mph. Currently, the Lamborghini Veneno can be considered the fastest Lamborghini yet.
Unfortunately for the Ferrari supporters, the Ferrari Laferrari has not yet been bested by Ferrari itself and is currently Ferrari’s fastest model.
Still, 3mph slower than the fastest Lamborghini, but who are we to judge?
When comparing which make is faster, another important factor to take into consideration is the weight of the vehicles themselves. Lamborghinis are designed as 4-wheel drive and are therefore considerably heavier than their Ferrari counterparts. As such, there is a difference in their tops speeds, with some of the Ferrari models being faster than the Lamborghini models due to being lighter.
Overall, however, the two makes are relatively equally matched when it comes to speed. So, take your pick, buckle up and start your engine!
Which Manufacturer Produces The Most Cars?
Quality over quantity? Lamborghini does both.
Currently, Lamborghini produces more cars than Ferrari does.
The Huracán is currently the most sold Lamborghini of all time. When it was released, more Lamborghini Huracáns were sold than all of the Lamborghinis sold for the previous 20 years. The Ferrari 458 and the Ferrari 458 Italia hold the record of being the most sold Ferraris of all time.
Only a certain amount of each model was produced by both brands. Lamborghini produced 2593 Aventadors between 2011 and now, whereas Ferrari only produced 499 Laferraris between 2013 and 2018. Talk about limited edition!
Lamborghini currently only has three series production models, with several variants of each model. These models are the Lamborghini Urus, Huracán, and Aventador. The Lamborghini Huracán succeeded the Gallardo and makes use of an aerodynamics system which allows it to control how and when air passes through the vehicle. When it comes to producing cars with innovative technology, Lamborghini certainly does not hold back.
Although Ferrari is looking to make use of electrification during production in the future – just as Lamborghini does – and has plans to hybridize about 60% of the Ferrari range, experts say that Ferrari intends to hold on to its label of exclusivity by increasing model prices.
Which Is More Reliable – Lamborghini or Ferrari?
Both Ferrari and Lamborghini are considered high-performance Italian supercar manufacturers. Most recently, they have also both been recognized as high-performance hypercar manufacturers.
Ferrari and Lamborghini’s models are built-in hermetically sealed labs, and both require specialized equipment and highly trained engineers to build, maintain or repair a vehicle or part.
Both makes have been engineered, designed and tuned to operate at the currently highest possible peak of performance. Both brands have designed and produced models with unique parts and onboard systems that had never been seen before.
But which make is more reliable?
Some car-antics, in favor of Ferrari, argue that as Ferrari began before Lamborghini, Ferrari is more reliable. The experts agree, however, that both Ferrari and Lamborghini are equally reliable.
To each their own, I say, and who are we to argue with the experts?
Which Models Are The Most Fun To Drive?
When it comes to being behind the wheel of any car, the most important factor is the fun factor. And in this case, Lamborghini takes the cake.
With its overall sleek design and out-of-this-world vibe, Lamborghini models allow for a less stiff, smoother journey.
Ferrari models have been known to have a sort of seriousness about them. Maybe it’s because Ferraris have always been associated with racing, or maybe it’s because Ferraris are built as rear-wheel-drive models.
Supercars that are rear-wheel drive tend to be twitchy and are easy to lose control of.
Lamborghini, on the other hand, produces 4-wheel drive models. This gives the driver greater control over the vehicle, ultimately leading to a more enjoyable driving experience.
Whether you’re an expert, a car-fanatic, or just a regular driver, we can all agree that both Ferrari and Lamborghini have outdone themselves and will continue to strive to outshine each other and every other supercar and hypercar manufacturer out there. Each make can hold its own, with Lamborghini being a popular make with the younger generation keen to embrace the newer and more innovative technologies being employed by Lamborghini.
Ferrari, on the other hand, continues to attract the purists, those car-fanatics who are eager to have a piece of the Ferrari legacy for their own.
Can Ferrari and Lamborghini ever really be compared?
We may never be sure. What is certain is that the prancing horse and the raging bull will continue their ride for many generations to come.