The Frankfurt Motor Show is huge, with countless exhibit halls filled with new cars and concept vehicles. Lamborghini had one of the smaller exhibits, but they got plenty of attention a red Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale that they unveiled at the show along with two beautiful Aventadors in white and metallic gray.
It was only a question of time, really. Eventually the four rings from Ingolstadt and the bull from Sant’Agata would go head-to-head with one another. Because even if the Audi R8 has kept a respectful distance in the marketplace to the Lamborghini Gallardo from which it’s derived, humble pie is obviously no longer on the menu in the office canteen at Audi HQ.
At first the Audi R8 seemed entirely different, simply a stretched, German-size version of the Gallardo with a luxury kind of spin. After all, Audi is the world’s fastest-growing luxury brand right now, while Lamborghini is exclusive and extreme, catering to a very select audience that wouldn’t be caught dead in an Audi.
But when you see the 2011 Audi R8 GT in real life for the first time, you wonder what it is. Is it a celebration of Audi’s nine victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Or is it evidence of a new corporate seriousness about the sports car business, not only a head-to-head confrontation with an exotic as serious as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera but also a warning shot across the bows of the Porsche 911 Turbo?
Ford Fiesta goes head to head with the Lamborghini Gallardo? This is a real ad and it’s actually pretty funny. I still can’t believe the Fiesta smoked the Gallardo in a quarter mile…(just kidding) But according to Ford the Fiesta did win on the track in another test!
In one of the oddest, most mismatched head-to-heads since Mike Tyson’s “hard” road back, the Ford Fiesta recently went mano a mano with the Lamborghini Gallardo. I know exactly what you’re thinking: “Why??” Well, while testing the new Fiesta, Ford welcomed public input as to what tests it performs. And some wisenheimer threw out the idea of a test against the Lamborghini Gallardo. He may have meant it as a joke, but Ford took it seriously and went to work.