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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by Rossocorsa1, Feb 4, 2019.
If you could have one or the other, which would you opt for and why?
Tough choice. Both great cars, my favorite Testarossa. I'd choose the 25th though, probably the less loved Countach variant, but I always liked it.
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I voted F512 M because I think it is technically the better car, but it's a tough decision. The more I think about it, the more I lean towards the countach, because I think it looks much better than most other variants and I think the original TR looks better than the F512 M. Value and performance aside, I would go with the 25th Anniversario- need to change my vote ha!
Both are aesthetically challenged, but at least the Ferrari doesn't look as though someone has added a boy racer body kit.
This is quite appropriate timing.
Just last weekend I was reading a December 2008 Cars & Classics comparison between the 25th Anniversary and a Testarossa.
In the eyes of that reviewer, the Testrossa won out, slightly, on a few categories and drew on the others.
Overall the Testarossa was judged to be the better car. Note: This was not the 512TR nor the 512M being compared.
The key differentiators were drivability, internal comfort, brakes and ergonomics. The Countach clutch came in for special comment.
I know these are all subjective opinions by the author.
I have driven a 5000QV and early Diablo, owned an Espada and now own a 6 speed Murcie (sold a 550 for the Murcie) and 85 Testa.
I love both remaining cars alot. They are different eras but represent the supercar evolution from 1980 to 2000s.
You do realize this is a forum for Lamborghini.....right
I think the title "LamborghiniChat" is a bit of a giveaway . . .
Personally, I find Horacio Pagani's muscular 25th Anniversario to be much better aesthetically than the cartoonish Testarossa/TR.
I don't understand this mindset that a factory approved design is somehow equal with an aftermarket kit? If I see a body kit on any car and it is OEM, I immediately think MORE fondly of the design. I like when people, especially those under heavy oversight, take risks and try new things.
Would it help you if I rephrased it and said " . . . look as though Lamborghini has added a boy racer body kit"? Neither car, IMO, is an aesthetic masterpiece - the Ferrari looks a bit like a cross between a frog and a startled rabbit from the front, and as for the strakes along the sides . . . they may (or may not) be functional, but beautiful they are not.
No, because Lamborghini added Lamborghini parts. I agree neither car is good looking, but I do think the 25th looks better than other Countachs
I agree, for example it looks much better than the USA QV.
The 512M is one of my favorite cars I’ve ever driven. I always liked the look as well. Once you drive her and get aquointed with that amazing engine and gear box you’re done. The noise at 5000 RPM is memorable. So easy to drive it would make a great DD.
This is in line with my thinking that the 512M is the better car, but since I won't be buying either anytime soon, and I definitely wont ever use them as a DD, the the 25th keeps my vote