Horsepower or Bull Force?


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Brett Nesbit, Reporter

Are you a big car fan? Do you like expensive things? Well, if you like both, I have just the thing for you. There are two car companies that offer multiple models of cars fitting that description: Ferrari, a racing car company, and Lamborghini, a casual luxury car company. Now the big question is: which one would you choose? 

Lamborghini, a company gone wrong that made a big comeback with the sports car idea, was founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Under his leadership, the company blew up with success, but unfortunately that success was only temporary, as the company went under the water during the 1973 crisis. Ownership rights were passed around a few times before the company was saved by Patrick Mirman, who expanded the company.

The early Lamborghini models were very simple; the idea was to create a luxurious, comfortable, yet casual sports car with the ability to compete with their competitors, namely Ferrari. Lamborghini originally started out as a tractor company, but instead, they decided to transition the company to luxury sports cars. Some of the earlier models included the 400GT, Miaura, Diablo, and Countach.

The famous model called the Diablo GTR is an exclusive Diablo version and is also Dominic Wipperfurth’s favorite model. He said, “It’s sexy as hell,” and it looks nice. These are some older sports cars that were popular in the early 1990s and early 2000s. From 2000 to 2010, Lamborghini began to change the frame and started to look more like modern Lamborghinis; some of those models were the Murcielago, Gallardo, and Aventador. Some of the newer models include the Veneno, Centenario, Huracan, Urus, and the very high-end Sian. On average, the price of a Lamborghini is around $300,000 USD. One of the key features that Lamborghini wanted in their cars is the ability to go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds.

Enzo Ferrari founded Ferrari in 1929 and began producing cars in 1947 with the goal of creating a high-end sports car company that raced exclusively for a gentleman’s club. His idea worked out because instead of having just racing cars, they created more luxury sports cars meant for casual and competitive racing. Around 1970, they started to have competition when the German sports car company Porsche started to create their own cars, and this caused Ferrari to come out with even more and even better cars for their price and statistics.

Some of the older models included the 225 S, Maranello, Boxer, and F430. Some of the newer models were the LaFerrari, California, Portofino, and Berlinetta. Some of the earlier models also included the infamous 458 Spider, as Hayden Tadysak would say, “This car has some amazing body lines.” The average price of a Ferrari runs about $300,000 USD.

Now, let’s hear from some people about their favorite car brand and why. What’s your favorite model, and why do you prefer this brand over the other brands?