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    Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Wanna know why Lambo wins over 997TT? Because it makes you feel special, says the Autoexpress verdict. Probably, they aren't serious and they should apologize for the possibly worst ever argumentation and reasoning expressed in my 10-year automotive car testing career.

    See for yourself http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/...i_gallardo.html


    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Have you driven both of the cars yourself? I suppose you haven't because you feel very, very special in a Gallardo. In a 997TT you only feel special.

    /Per

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

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    Per said:
    Have you driven both of the cars yourself? I suppose you haven't because you feel very, very special in a Gallardo. In a 997TT you only feel special.

    /Per



    LOL

    Any trip anywhere in a Lambo is a event. And now you can even get home in one..in the same day

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Personnally part of the reason I chose a Porsche is becuase of the fairly low key appearance. I really would not feel comfortable driving around in a Lambo at all, so yes I do agree the looks are fantastic, but just too OTT for me everyday..I think Porsche has done a good job of balancing the 'flash' factor with the 'low key' factor and it should be recognised in some road tests that the act of balancing those two attributes is a very delicate thing.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    How do you measure 'feeling special'? I find it so frustrating reading reviews where the reviewer's subjective discretion (read preconceptions and prejudices) play such a big part in their final assessment.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    "special feeling" ?? EZ, consider this, although the TT is a utterly fantastic performing machine, for casual use it has none of the fun factor that a Lambo has. Basically the TT looks and feels just like any other 997 inside and not much different outside. Its outstanding engineering but lacks the visual panache, the presence, the passion and the aural romance of the Gallardo. And other than that hideous Audi sourced gauge cluster, The Gallardos interior design is also not commonly seen. Therefore the Lambo is more "special."

    The Lambo invokes more of a la dolce vita spirit, the Porsche TT is more like a V2 for road use.


    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    in the real world, anymore standing out as being special related to percieved wealth isnt necessarily a good thing...imo

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Reread what he wrote;

    However, its appeal extends beyond its stunning styling. The recent revisions have added polish to an already accomplished supercar. The Gallardo manages to be thrilling to drive, look at and listen to, no matter what speed you're doing - it's enthralling even on the most traffic-congested roads. In short, it makes you feel special - and that's why it wins.


    Porsche builds cars with great engineering and fast getting from point A to point B. But that is it.

    I loved and drove Porsche's for several years and throughly enjoyed them. But once I laid eyes on the 360 Spider and drove it, I was blown away. Not by its efficiency of speed (Porsche is as good if not better) but by the EXPERIENCE. When your in a Ferrari or Gallardo the world changes. When your in a Porsche, the world remains the same and no different than any other car.

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    I feel more special in the turbo than in the Gallardo.
    I feel even more special as i pull away while the Gallardo is stragling to catch up....

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Exactly my point - what feels special to one person may not feel special to another person and vice versa. It's impossible to measure specialness. It's purely subjective.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Gallardo equals bling bling. Nothing wrong with that. My only question, is it a car that can serve as an everyday driver? I would certainly consider a lambo, because I own a few porsche already. I like the Aston Mart. Db9 if given the choice. In particular, the one in the latest James Bond movie. Sophisticated bling bling.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    They should have compared the Gallardo with a GT3.

    The 997 Turbo is abit characterless against either but just so practical (although I was surprised to find the Gallardo had better wet road traction and felt heavier).

    The Turbo just so easy to drive for something so fast with decent turning circle, great visibility etc.

    IMO the GT3 pisses over both, esp the Gallardo which is nearer target market.

    GT3 massively better engine and so much nimbler/live wire round the bends.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    The GT3 epitomizes more of what all Porsches used to be. Notice that the GT3 is a product of Porsche Motorsports.

    The other 997's have been refined for a bigger audience. Many first time Porsche buyers have zero sports car experience and associate price more with luxury than near telepathic handling or visceral spirit.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

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    JimFlat6 said:
    "special feeling" ?? EZ, consider this, although the TT is a utterly fantastic performing machine, for casual use it has none of the fun factor that a Lambo has. Basically the TT looks and feels just like any other 997 inside and not much different outside. Its outstanding engineering but lacks the visual panache, the presence, the passion and the aural romance of the Gallardo. And other than that hideous Audi sourced gauge cluster, The Gallardos interior design is also not commonly seen. Therefore the Lambo is more "special."

    The Lambo invokes more of a la dolce vita spirit, the Porsche TT is more like a V2 for road use.





    Harsh words, but true!

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Lambos and Ferraris are special. For example, when you are driving one, for that brief moment, the world actually revolves around you.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

    Wouldn't lie but one of the ultimate cars I've dreamed of would be Ferrari F1 430 spyder or the gallardo big brother LP640. Someday, after I donate one kidney, should be enough of a down payment on one of these.

    Re: Autoexpress Gpoup Test 997TT vs. Lambo Galliardo

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    nberry said:
    Porsche builds cars with great engineering and fast getting from point A to point B. But that is it.

    I loved and drove Porsche's for several years and throughly enjoyed them. But once I laid eyes on the 360 Spider and drove it, I was blown away. Not by its efficiency of speed (Porsche is as good if not better) but by the EXPERIENCE. When your in a Ferrari or Gallardo the world changes. When your in a Porsche, the world remains the same and no different than any other car.



    Finally, some objectivity. I may not share your view, Nick, but at least you are beginning to sound more objective.

    At the end of the day, when it comes to the thrill of the driving experience, it's all about perception. If a Lamborghini or a Ferrari is what it takes for you to get a buzz, then more power to you.

    Rubbishing other brands though is like indirectly rubbishing the ways in which other people get their thrills. We all get our thrills in different ways...

     
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