Ford vs Ferrari
Ford vs Ferrari, which one should you choose? Every little boy and some little girls in the world dreams of having a sports car. From a Corvette to a Porsche and everywhere in between, our obsession with those fast little suckers starts from the time when we can take Hot Wheels and try to outrun the dog while pushing it around the living room.
Then we graduate to video games, playing things like Grand Theft Auto, where we’re outrunning every cop in the city driving our new Lambo. Finally, it was time to start driving the real deal: a 1989 Dodge Omni. It didn’t quite live up to your expectations, but it was a means to an end, right?
For some of us, that answer is a resounding, “yes!” It becomes not just a life’s goal but a lifestyle to own and drive a sports car. But not just any sports car. A luxury sports car is the only thing that can quell that long-lasting desire. But it is not a decision any sports car connoisseur can go into lightly.
Many factors must be taken into account before buying the perfect sports car. Two of the hottest machines on the road are the American muscle classic, Ford GT and the exotic Italian Ferrari F8. If money is not an issue for you, determining which of these things of automotive beauty to choose could be the hardest decision of your life.
The Ford GT vs. the Ferrari F8
If only this were a dilemma that a “normal” person had to work their way through. Unfortunately, this problem belongs to either the elite or someone who still has the first penny they ever made saved up for this very moment. Either way, it will be fun to pretend as if they were up for bids for this ordinary gal.
Price Is No Option…Or Is It?
While it may shock many of you out there, it is actually less expensive to purchase a Ferrari in all of its Italian-made leather interior glory than it is to purchase Detroit’s finest fast car. A TON less expensive, actually. The Ferrari F8 comes in at just under half
Ford vs. Ferrari And The Need for Speed
If you plan to drive down the Autobahn in one of these bad boys, you will no doubt be flying at break-neck speeds. But which one is THE fastest? If you bet on the Ford over the Ferrari, you would have made the smart bet. The can take the F8 by an astounding five mph. The GT tops out at an unbelievable 216 mph, and the F8 pokes around at 211 mph. I’m pretty sure that either option will get you from point A to point B with little resistance. Look at that GT’s V6 doing more for less.
Depreciation Can Be Deprecating
When deciding whether to choose a GT over an F8, depreciation is no doubt on the buyer’s mind. No one wants to purchase a car that is going to be the biggest loser in this category. In the Ford vs. Ferrari battle, the Ferrari comes in last. A 4-year-old Ferrari with just 5,000 miles tends to depreciate around $100,000 (aka, the cost of my house), whereas the Ford GT tends to retain or increase its value. This is probably because of the GT’s rarity.
Neither are MiniVans, But Which Would be for a Soccer Mom (Or Dad)?
Ok, so you’ll probably never see either of these bad boys in the carpool line at your kid’s school, but in this Ford vs. Ferrari test, which gives you the most “friendly” ride? That distinction goes to the F8, as it is said to drive in quite the smooth way. It reminds you of good double-malt scotch. And there is _NOTHING_ wrong with that.
Drive Me Home
When it comes to the epic battle between Ford and Ferrari, the truth of the matter is that the winner will come down to the buyer’s personal taste. Yes, a GT costs more, but the depreciation is less. The Ferrari has a smoother ride, but it’s doubtful it’s THAT much smoother. And the five mph that the GT has over the F8? I bet if you catch the GT on a bad day, you won’t even notice a difference.
So if you have the funds to pay for one of these modern marvels of driving machinery, just go with the one that is the best fit for you. Either way, you can’t go wrong.