Once, these cars were about as much as a single family house in a medium sized area,
but now, ten years along, you can pick these up for around €100.000! That’s within reach!
When you’re able to get rid of some organs or when you sell the kids on eBay, that is. When we’re doing Occasion-tests, we usually don’t get cars like these,
so don’t expect it to be a habit, but we’re nearing the end of the year and it’s almost Christmas.
I think we can spoil ourselves a little bit… Right, with cars like these it’s all about the experience.
So there’s no complaining about a defecit of luggage space or too little room in the back today. It already starts when you get in.
The prancing horse around you, everything leather of course. However, the real fun starts when you turn the key and start the engine. Right, so this is what keeps men around the world awake at night:
driving a Ferrari. Well, let me tell you what’s it really about,
because it might take a while before you know everything in this car. Shifting with pedals, something you don’t normally do.
Of course, you can drive it in ‘housewife’-mode: it’s got an automatic gearbox, but I’m not going to use that, of course.
Especially when the camera’s are running. So no thank you, I’ll be using the flappy pedals. Right, there’s something that stands out when driving this car.
It’s quite easy to drive actually, very light. Sure, it’s supposed to be a heavy steering and hard braking thoroughbred car,
but that’s not the case. Everything feels quite light and it’s very drivable. You can drive it in a normal way. That’s also new,
because you’re expecting a very twitchy car. But that isn’t really the case.
If you’re just driving along with the traffic, it can cope with that. But, whatever you do with this car,
you always have that sound. It’s a V8 without a turbo, from when it was acceptable.
It’s got 490 horsepower, and the fun thing about a Ferrari is, is that it’s a car with a lot of heritage.
It goes back to the mid-70’s, with the 308 GT4, the ugly Bertone one.
Well, back then we thought it was ugly. And as time got by, it has grown into the Ferrari 488.
That one does have a turbo by the way. Yeah, I always find that attractive in a car.
Something that has quite the history. Right, a few minutes ago we were discussing money.
I just informed with the people who are working on this car, and every bill you get with this car almost gets written with a fork.
Sure, some parts are exchangable with other Fiat-products, but you’ll have to know them, because if you order a part which comes with a Ferrari-packaging,
you could be paying 10 times more. So that’s something you should consider. Using fuel is also something this Ferrari does.
It will get 13 MPG, and you don’t have do something stupid to get that. It really is an engine with a gearbox with a car built around it.
The inside quality wasn’t really important they must’ve thought, you can see that in the way it’s been put together inside.
It also isn’t really resistent to wear as well, all the thing you actively touch have been weared out. This car has done about 140.000 kilometres, 138.000 to be exact.
For a Ferrari, that’s a lot. But to be completely honest,
you can’t really say it’s been used very much. So yeah. When you’re driving it, you get some new rattling sounds,
and you lose few as well. About a minute ago, when I was accelerating,
the window got a little loose. But yeah, those things…
Let’s call it charm. I’ll admit, it’s quite strange considering you paid about €250.000 when it was new.
I guess you should appeal on your love for the car… So, when you’ve finally left the along-moving traffic and you’ve got yourself some space,
then you can accelerate. Shift back once, listen to that! This is what it’s all about in this car! Until you reach the next speed hump.
This is The Netherlands after all. So, when that F430 was being built in Maranello,
this was being built in Sant’Agata Bolognese, just 40 kilometres down. The Lamborghini Gallardo. If you get into the Gallardo directly after driving the F430,
you really notice the difference. This car just feels a lot more, how should I put this,
a lot more firm. Can I say that? The Ferrari is very gracious and quite nimble,
but this feels like a sledgehammer you’re driving. It starts at the sound of the engine.
The brutal sound of that V10 in the back. Yeah, it feels a little bit heavier in here.
The shifting is just like in the Ferrari, I wasn’t excited for the automatic gearboxes or robotized manuals, but they do deliver.
They react very fierce. You have to blip the gas, so you need a little bit more strength in this one. They’ve built about 14,000 examples of the Gallardo,
and it has seen different versions over the years. This is the Gallardo SE. One of the 250 built.
It’s got 520 hp, the first time they’ve gone over 500 horsepower. It’s got some other goodies as well.
Take these yellow interior parts for example, which matches the body color. That was part of the SE-kit.
I think it’s quite ugly, I could’ve done without. Also, the alcantara-steering wheel was part of the SE, but what’s happened?
It’s done 83.000 kilometres and the alcantara has completely vanished. I’d say it’s typical Italian.
Only there the alcantara will wear off after 83.000 kilometres in your superduper expensive car. We were just discussing the history of the F430,
but when it comes to the history of Lamborghini… Right, Ferrari has always kept doing quite good business. It kept going steady.
Lamborghini however, kept going defunct again and again. It has always been a manufacturer which built 200 to 300 a year, if they were lucky. That changed in 1999, when Audi got in charge.
They made the brand to what it is today, and this is the car that started that revolution. This model arrived in 2003 and it was a Lamborghini with a new taste.
Until then, Lamborghini only built V12’s. Think of the Diablo and later the Murciélago. But a car with a V10 in the middle was never tried before.
They’ve tried to build smaller-engined Lamborghini’s, but that never was very successful. Or have you ever heard of the Jalpa or the Urraco?
I didn’t think so… I said in the beginning I wouldn’t complain about the luggage space or the amount of room,
but there’s one thing I want to say about these cars: you can’t see out of the cars at all! It’s one big blind spot.
The only thing you can do is look straight ahead. When it comes to the character of these cars,
you don’t have to look beyond the image these cars have. The Ferrari is the nimble and gracious arabian horse,
whilst this one is a raging fighting bull. And that’s how they drive as well. I don’t know if that’s a coincidence, but that’s how these two are made. Right, now I should tell you which car I’d take, but that doesn’t really work here.
Someone who wants a Ferrari doesn’t even consider a Lamborghini, and vice versa. Well, seeming you’re already shopping in this segment,
you can probably buy them both. That way you’ve got one for even and odd weekends. But, if you’re just a normal mortal being, like myself, who can’t ever afford one of them,
you can always rent one at SuperExperience, only €99 per ride. Thanks!
– Yo How about the other one?
– Thank you!