Supercar Rivalry

For those of us who can’t afford to buy one of each and test out their merits, these nice people have created an infographic to tell us, when our ship does eventually come in, whether we should lean to a Ferrari or a Lamborghini.  Meaning, we learn everything we can about each, and decide which one we like better.  Or, we at least learn a lot about luxury, sporty, sexy cars.

The Battle

Both cars are Italian in origin.  The CEO of Ferrari is Amedeo Felisa, while the CEO of Lamborghini is Stephan Winkelman.  Ferrari was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, while Lamborghini was founded by Ferrucio Lamborghini in 1963.  So far, comparisons of the actual car are not present in the infographic, though it is interesting to learn this bit of history.  Moving onward, we will learn more history.

Brief History

Scuderia Ferrari was founded as a race team in 1928.  Supposedly, years later Ferrucio Lamborghini was snubbed by Ferrari and decided to make his own fancy car.

First Road Cars

For Ferrari, it came in 1947 and was the 125S.  For Lamborghini, it came in 1964 in the form of a 350 GT.

Current Owners, Units Sold, Net Revenue, Largest Market Countries

Fiat owns Ferrari, and Audi owns Lamborghini.  In 2010 Ferrari sold 6,573 units, while Lamborghini sold 1,302.  It would be helpful to see how many units each car maker PRODUCED, because that could skew the data, but oh well.  Net revenue for Ferrari was $2.7 billion in 2010, while it was $382 million for Lamborghini.  In 2010, the largest market countries for Ferrari were the U.S. and Italy, while Lamborghini did best in China, and also the U.S.

Current Offerings

Ferrari is currently offering the FF, California, and 599GTB models, while Lamborghini is offering the Gallardo LP560-4, the Spyder, and soon will be offering the Aventador.  It would have been nice to see the price tags on each model.  That would also help us better understand the net revenue.  Better yet, it would have been nice to see not only the price for each car, but the number of units of each that were sold in 2010.  But that’s just me.  Hungry for more data.

Best Selling and Fastest Models

The bestselling Ferrari ever is the 360 at over 17,000 coupes and convertibles sold between 1999 and 2004.  The bestselling Lamborghini is the Gallazdo, selling 10,000 coupes and convertibles between 2004 and June 2010.  The fastest Ferrari is the Enzo, which can go 217 mph – 0 to 60 in .34 seconds.  The Aventador LP700-4 by Lamborghini  the fastest.   It can go 217 mph as well, but can go 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.

Most Expensive Models

For Ferrari, the most expensive model is the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, which sold for $12,402,500.  There were only 22 made.  Lamborghini’s most expensive model is the 2007 Revention, which cost $1,600,000.  There were only 20 of those ever built.

Celebrity Crashes

Cristiano Ronaldo wrecked his 599 GTB Ferrari, and Russell Brand crashed his Gallazdo Supezleggeza Lamborghini.  I don’t know why this section is in here.

Cost to Insure

They don’t give you the cost.  Instead, they quote J.P. Morgan, who said “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”

And the Winner Is…

They don’t tell you.  They just tell you that you can always get a Porsche Boxter if you can’t afford a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Design:  B-

There is too much wasted space.  I like that they used the fonts for Ferrari and Lamborghini, respectively, but the Lamborghini font is kind of hard to read.

Information:  B-

As I mentioned above, I would have liked to have seen the data for the most popular models in terms of price and units sold, instead of just getting that information for the most expensive models.  Also, a pet peeve of mine – don’t set up a competition between two things and refuse to pick one as winner.

Source:  Car Insurance List and Affordable Car Insurance

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