Lamborghini vs Ferrari is one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the automotive world. Many diehard fans have picked a side, but no matter which side of the spectrum you fall on, there is something to admire about the legendary vehicles from each venerated Italian automaker. That is because they are both the epitome of stylish design and advanced engineering and have excited petrolheads since their inception.
Ultimately, Lamborghini or Ferrari is a personal preference, a subjective choice with no right or wrong answer. But the debate goes on regardless, so fans of each brand usually try to find more objective criteria to pit the automakers against each other. Since Lamborghini and Ferrari make some of the fastest cars ever produced, one benchmark fans use is raw speed. Of course, each automaker has made several different models over the years, so fans can’t just choose two random vehicles to compare; they usually select the models that are comparable in price, power, and focus. And that’s what we’re going to do now.
These two vehicles are pretty evenly matched since they are both entry-level, rear-wheel-drive supercars. Technically, the SF90 is the most recent entry-level Ferrari, but since there hasn’t been a new starter Lambo since 2014, it’s fairer to compare these two vehicles. The Huracan Evo has a V-10 engine that produces 631 HP, and it has a top speed of 204 MPH. The Tributo has a V-8 engine that produces 710 HP that carries it to a top speed of 211 MPH. On paper, the Ferrari would seem like it’s the faster of the two since it has a 79 HP advantage over the Lamborghini, but we aren’t interested in what these cars do on paper; we care about what they can do on the track.
On the track, the Ferrari is faster, but not by much. Whether it’s a straight drag race or a few laps around a winding raceway, the Ferrari has the advantage. But it has to work hard for it since the Lamborghini is always nipping at its heels. When you consider that the Huracan is nearly ten years old, that’s an impressive feat. Of course, speed isn’t everything since there’s handling to consider as well. They are both even more closely matched in that category, but the Ferrari ekes out a win because it is comfortable to drive on the track and the roads, whereas the Lamborghini is mainly a track monster. The Ferrari won this round, but it had to put up a fight.
These are two of the more advanced vehicles in each automaker’s range, both of which sport big, beefy V-12 engines. The Lamborghini’s V-12 produces 759 HP to the Ferrari’s 789. These two track weapons are almost perfectly matched: they weigh nearly the same, they both go from 0 to 62 MPH in under three seconds, and they both have a top speed of over 200 MPH. They’re practically even when it comes to pure speed, which means that handling has to be the tiebreaker. And in that category, the Aventador scores a close victory thanks to its all-wheel drive, whereas the Ferrari is a purely rear-wheel-drive vehicle. You can’t go wrong with either one, but the Lamborghini has a slight advantage here.
If you get the chance to drive any of these cars, then you win! So, how do you do that? If there are more zeroes in your bank account than you can count, then you can just buy all of them. But if you are a person of more modest means, then this company suggests renting one. Many luxury car dealers allow you to rent a Ferrari or Lamborghini to experience the pinnacle of automotive perfection. They might even let you take them out on the track to really put them through their paces. But no matter what you choose to do, you will be doing it in one of the finest pieces of machinery ever created.