Supercars these days are easy to spot. When I see one driving down 405 freeway or any city street, I half expect it to mutate into one of the Transformers (hopefully Bumblebee, just saying). All supercars are sleek with sharp edges and high techy techy. There’s no mistaking it for a Toyota Corolla. The problem lies in being able to differentiate one super-beast over another. We’ve outlined a few helpful tips and questions to get you headed in the right direction: 1. Is it red? If the automobile you’re driving or being driven around in is red, there’s a 95% success rate of it definitely being a Ferrari. Rosso Corsa a.k.a Ferrari Red a.k.a racing red, is synonymous with Ferrari and was also the customary national racing color of Italy in the 1920s. 2. Does it purr like a kitten or sound like a pack of killer bumblebees headed in your direction? Lamborghini’s have a tendency to sound like a purring kitten when idling. At #TheMarconi we get to listen to a few Lambos and if you stand behind the engine, its hum feels like a very big kitten purring up your leg… Pretty insane/slightly creepy. 3.Does the inside kind of smell like tractor? If it has a hint of tractor remembrance embedded in its seats, it’s NOT a Ferrari. As the story goes, Ferruccio Lamborghini was insulted when Enzo Ferrari told Ferruccio to eat dirt after giving him technical notes on how to improve Ferrari mechanics. After all, Ferruccio was just a measly tractor driver. Four months later Ferruccio unveiled the Lamborghini 350 GTV at Turin Motor Show in 1963 and the Lamborghini vs. Ferrari rivalry was born. 4. Do you see a horse or bull? A prancing horse is Ferrari (usually, Porsche’s logo throws a wrench in this dialogue) and a bull means Lamborghini. 5. Still clueless? Don’t worry, someone will let the cat out of the bag or the driver will make sure to tell you what kind of car they’re driving. So, in the end no matter what, you’ll figure it out eventually. Plus, Google solves every millennium question these days. When in doubt, let me Google that for you.
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