I am unable to address the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
I’d wanted to write that I could say nothing about Ferrari’s current range of cars. However, as a matter of fact I devoted a whole post to their website some months back. That said, there is nothing much about Ferrari’s actual cars that attracts me. The last time I saw a new one (I really don’t know which it was but it was red) I was as unmoved as if I had been shown a trough of diamonds being tipped in a lake.
Nonetheless, to be strict, I need to find a similar sort car to not talk about, one I haven’t even mentioned. The one in question is treated here.
The expense of the “Lambo” is not the problem. I could easily envision happily spending lots of money. The condition is that it would be spent on a fleet of cars and not one single item. Or, if forced as the rich never are forced, I would spend the money on the Rolls-Royce nearest in price to the LP-700R.
It could be splitting hairs but the Rolls-Royce is an important shade less embarrassing to be seen in than any of the very fast exotic racers I can’t discuss. With Rolls there is the off-chance you are going to a wedding and nobody jeers at people when wedlock looms. With Rolls there is the off-chance you run a wedding car business and that’s an honest living. And finally, with Rolls there is the off-chance that you inherited the money and so it’s not really your fault you happen to be rich enough to run such a car. You are not a priori an unpleasant person.
In short, I could manage a Rolls-Royce. I might even want to talk about one as they do have an interesting and difficult goal which is trying to outpace ordinary cars in qualitative factors. Those who were paying attention know this is harder and less attractive than increasing the quantitative factors (among which is pure, outright speed).
I think that that which distinguishes the gentleman from the pretender is the awareness of the value of qualities and the inherent superficiality of quantity. If you don’t get that distinction, there’s a yellow car for you at Sant’Agata.