Video: 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Vs 2012 Ferrari FF
"Generation Gap" is one of Motor Trend’s coolest shows. In each episode, two representatives of the same nameplate or body style, but from different generations, are compared in regards to their looks, performance and collectability. The co-hosts get to drive each of the cars and decide which wins in each of the aforementioned category. After that’s settled, the viewers get to cast their vote on which of the two vehicles is cooler and help determine a winner.
Last time we watched the show, Motor Trend brought together a 1967 Shelby GT500 and the 2010 GT500 Patriot Edition. A no-brainer if you ask me, but things have gotten a bit weird in the latest episode, which compares the Ferrari FF to a modified... wait for it... 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. Granted, both vehicle can haul a family of four, but other than that these cars are as different as chalk and cheese. One’s a state-of-the-art shooting brake wearing the most iconic badge of all time, while the other comes straight from the muscle car era and has no sporty intentions whatsoever.
However, the fact that the Vista Cruiser is powered by a supercharged, LS3 V-8 puts things on par as far as output is concerned, with both cars having nearly the same amount of power at their disposal. The FF cranks out 651 ponies, while the Olds comes with 650 horses on tap. Sure, the comparison is still somewhat ridiculous, but the 11-minute video is definitely worth a watching. See who wins the battle in by clicking the play button above and tell us which "cruiser" you’d vote and why in the comments box below.