Podcast Review: Ferrari vs. Lamborghini from Business Wars

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at Pebble Beach

The rivalry between Ferrari and Lamborghini is one of the most fascinating in automotive history. For decades, Ferrari was the dominant brand with its success on the race track built by the obsession of Enzo Ferrari. His cars like the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO pictured above were the envy of the racing world.

But then an argument with a customer kicked off an amazing rivalry that has given us some of the most amazing sports cars and exotic cars in automotive history.

This is the story cover by the Business Wars podcast over four episodes. It’s an entertaining overview of the rivalry between the brands and also between the respective founders.

The first episode explains how Ferruccio Lamborghini was a dissatisfied Ferrari customer who showed up to complain about his Ferrariā€™s busted clutch. Enzo refuses to accept blame, accusing Lamborghini of not knowing how to drive. Naturally, Ferruccio wants his revenge, and the rivalry is born.

Lamborghini launched its first model in 1964. Then in 1970 he introduces the Miura, one of the most stunning designs we’ve ever seen in the auto industry. It created a sensation and put significant pressure on Ferrari to respond. It was this competition that pushed both companies to try to outdo one another, leading to beautiful designs and superior performance from both companies. Ultimately this rivalry helped the kick off the golden age of supercars. Lamborghini created beautiful beasts such as the Aventador pictured below.

If you love these iconic brands or car history in general, you’ll enjoy this podcast series. Check it out.

Lamborghini Aventador white side view

  

Badass 2017 Acura NSX

Jay Leno tests drives the 2017 Acura NSX which he loves. He talks about the original NSX which he says was the original Japanese supercar, and made the Italians up their game. Now we have the new NSX and Leno gets to have some fun with it.

  

Acura unleashes the NSX Concept 2.0

NSX Concept

It’s definitely fun watching two sexy booth babes unveil a new supercar at an auto show. Acura definitely seems to have a winner with the updated version of their NSX Concept, this time having the interior ready as well for journalists to inspect. You can check out this NSX Concept gallery along with a video of the car, and then read up on some of the interior features here.

This concept vehicle definitely lives up to the supercar standards set by Acura with the first NSX. This vehicle is striking from every angle and definitely generated plenty of buzz.

  

Sneak Peak: 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Spyder

Since it’s summer time we have to keep dreaming about those exotic cars that you seldom see on the road. Well in that tradition check out these pics of what is believed to be the a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Spyder prototype. Some have labeled this jewel the Superleggera Spyder and we say either way it is one beautiful machine from the people at Lamborghini. Look for the debut of this rear wheel drive sports dream at the Paris auto show.

From Inside Line:

This is the car everybody’s calling a Superleggera Spyder, but Inside Line has confirmed that this is actually a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Spyder prototype. That’s right, another rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini, courtesy of the Italian automaker’s esteemed test driver, Valentino Balboni, and this time it’s a drop top.

Although the all-wheel-drive Gallardo Superleggera and rear-drive Balboni have some similar design details, if you look closely at those gaping lower intakes, you’ll see they’re in the style of the Balboni hardtop.

Around back, you’ll see quad exhaust pipes that protrude beyond the back edge of the bumper. Both the Balboni and Superleggera have these, but as on the Balboni, the rear deck is blissfully wing-less. The superlight coupe, you’ll recall, has a big, fixed carbon-fiber piece.

Read the full article here.

  

The 2010 Hennessey Z700 rocks!

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Sub5zero.com has the goods on the new 2010 Hennesey Z700.

If your mantra is “Too much horsepower is never enough” Hennessey Performance Engineering has answered your call. This is especially true if you are the owner of a 2010 Chevy Corvette ZR1. If you’re thinking — ‘Isn’t the 2010 Corvette ZR1 already the fastest and most powerful production Vette ever with 638 hp and supercar performance?’ — you are correct. But Hennessey believes that everyone should have an opportunity to step their ride up to the next level. Porsche 911 owners can purchase the GT3 RS, Dodge Viper drivers can grab the Viper ACR and now Corvette ZR1 enthusiasts can move up to the Hennessey Z700.

The Hennessey Z700 is dyno tuned to 705 bhp and 717 lb-ft of torque with the help of a new supercharger, upgraded exhaust and reworked air induction systems. The 2010 Corvette ZR1 is then put on a serious diet with the biggest reduction coming via the replacement of stock rims with ultra-lightweight carbon fiber wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires (which sheds 60 pounds). A Z-Aero carbon fiber front splitter, canards and rear spoiler add over 300 pounds of downforce. You also get a revised interior that includes carbon fiber seats along with an Alcantara steering wheel and shift knob.

Check it out sub5zero for more photos and information on this monster ride.

  

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