Ask any rationale man on the face of this planet to name the car they’d want to have inside their garage and there’s a very good chance that the answer you’re going to get involves two supercar brands that call Italy home.
Ferrari and Lamborghini. The Prancing Horse and The Raging Bull. Which one is better? Depends on what you want in a supercar.
No two brands have generated as much awe and high-praise as these two Italian thoroughbreds and that, in some ways, have been joined at the hip since the rivalry began almost 50 years ago.
In one corner – or red corner, to be a little more obvious – is the marquee from Modena, the iconic and legendary Prancing Horse: Ferrari . Synonymous with building some of the most exotic machines on the planet, Ferrari has long been regarded as the measuring stick to which all other supercars are compared, with the possible exception of Lamborghini. The brand, which was born from the mind of Enzo Ferrari – a successful racer in his time - back in 1929, initially as a racing company that manufactured race cars while also masquerading as a company that sponsored race drivers. From those beginnings, Ferrari delved into production cars that eventually became one of the most sought-after car brands in automotive history.
In the blue corner is Lamborghini , a company that was founded by a man who plied his trade in tractor manufacturing before turning his sights on competing with an already established auto brand. Auto lore even has it that Ferruccio Lamborghini created the brand as a result of his dissatisfaction towards his Ferrari, which he claimed to be noisy and rough around the edges. So as any enterprising visionary would do, Lamborghini decided that he could build his own race touring car, one that would take all the elements of Ferrari and bring them to a whole new level.
Thus, the Italian supercar war was born.
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