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Offline Condor Man

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The latest top gear proved that although the mclaren was faster, the Ferrari was a better Supercar and that's what counts...
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Offline 360c

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Good point about weight - it could be the Lambo's secret weapon and USP.  I'm still hoping this will be a blinder of a car and even a replacement for the 458.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it using a carbon tub now that they can be mass produced quickly and relatively cheaply.
That would make it lighter and stiffer than the 458 and 600hp would probably be enough to get the job done.



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The latest top gear proved that although the mclaren was faster, the Ferrari was a better Supercar and that's what counts...

I think it depends on how you define "better".
The McLaren is a better car in just about any quantifiable measure; but it loses out in the intangibles that make a Ferrari something special.



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I think it depends on how you define "better".
The McLaren is a better car in just about any quantifiable measure; but it loses out in the intangibles that make a Ferrari something special.

I think the term is SOUL.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Brenton

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I think the term is SOUL.


Quirks
Excentricities
Moles on a cheek

The flaws are sometime what defines the beasts best attributes



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Offline Brenton

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Are these cars no all so fast that the differences between how they feel to drive and the emotion they evoke is actually more important than the pace or power they have?



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Are these cars no all so fast that the differences between how they feel to drive and the emotion they evoke is actually more important than the pace or power they have?

i couldnt agree more,  the pissing contest is all so close these days it comes down to which makes you feel the best IMO.




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I think it depends on how you define "better".
The McLaren is a better car in just about any quantifiable measure; but it loses out in the intangibles that make a Ferrari something special.

Owning both, I don't buy the intangibles thing. The areas where one beats the other are distinct. The Ferrari has areas where it is clearly better than the Mac and vice versa. Which car you prefer depends on what you want from a car. Ferrari attributes like throttle response, engine sound, handling etc are quite tangible to me.



Offline Condor Man

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i couldnt agree more,  the pissing contest is all so close these days it comes down to which makes you feel the best IMO.

Agreed.

How fast can we actually get to... It's just ballistic at the moment.

May the Horse be with you....



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