Porsche or Ferrari is a debate that has been argued many times. In general Porsche is more attainable, has good performance, incredible engineering and is dependable enough to drive everyday. Ferraris have amazing performance, higher maintenance costs, get noticed a little more and are generally just weekend vehicles.
Porsche versus Ferrari. It’s a rivalry that has existed for over 50 years. Italy versus Germany.
The roots of the competition between the two storied brands started on the race track. In the 1960’s Ferrari was already a household name as the maker of some of the greatest racing machines in the world. Famously Enzo Ferrari is quoted as saying they they build road cars to finance their racing efforts. Even today the prancing horse is huge in the racing world, both in GT endurance racing and Formula One.
Porsche on the other hand started with a much simpler machine. Cars like the 356 at first shared many parts with the Volkswagen Type 1 (a.k.a. Bug). Ferdinand Porsche was the designer of the Type 1, so the fact that the car company bearing his last name would share much in common with the VW is not surprising. Porsche has always done more with less and while they have often had less power in their cars, compared to the competition, they have managed to take home many racing wins.
This video is from Japan and features some great track action of a Ferrari 512 Testarossa and a Lamborghini Diablo SV racing each other down a straight. The Lamborghini is sporting just over 500hp and the Ferrari 512 Testarossa has just over 400hp. Beyond the Lamboghini and Ferrari there is also a Porsche 911 (993) and a Ferrari 550 that make a short appearence.
The track footage makes it look like these people are having a lot of fun in a safer controlled environment. After watching this video you’ll want to get in your sports car and take it to your local track for some fun. Just remember to save it for the track and don’t do it on the public roads.