512 or Countach?

Discussion in '1992 Ferrari 512 TR' started by ReeK, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Re: 512 or Countach?

    the 512tr was a development beginning with the original 512 model in the mid-70s, not that much newer than the original P400 Countach, I like both, and both give similar performance, so It's really a matter of personal preference, I'd take the Ferrari, because IMO they're better than Lambo and the Flat-12 engine is the sweetest sound you'll ever hear.
     
  2. Re: 512 or Countach?

    Although i've never had the privlage of driving a 512, i have driven my uncle's countach, and its fast as hell, but impossible to drive.

    The wheel, clutch and shifter take some serious muscle to move. Its not easy like an M3, its more like trying to wrestle a 350lb bodybuilder. Also at least from my height (5'10") its impossible to see out of. The rear window is virtually non-functional, you really can't see that well on either side of the rear bumper, and when your going fast the door mirriors are constantly shaking.

    The 512 just looks more driveable. Not as extreme as the lambo, but more of a refined power. Its got looks to kill and an engine to back it up.
     
  3. I'd take a Lamborghini Countach over a 512TR anyday. Not neccessarily because it's better, but the 512TR was many years newer, and their performance was very similar. Overall, I'd say the Countach was a better car.<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: 512 or Countach?

    The Countach 5000S QV model, it is better looking and has great steering. (the funny thing is that there is more downforce in the front than in the back)<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: 512 or Countach?

    I would take the Ferrari 512M. During its production, the Countach started sprouting wings, spoilers, and air ducts until the car literally became a caricature of itself. The 512M has much cleaner lines and doesn't require all those extra add-ons to help keep it firmly planted on the ground. Although the performance may be similar, I would definitely take the Ferrari because their is much more sense in it's design and it is 10 times more beautiful in my opinion.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from killer69</i>
    <b>I'd take a Lamborghini Countach over a 512TR anyday. Not neccessarily because it's better, but the 512TR was many years newer, and their performance was very similar. Overall, I'd say the Countach was a better car.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --> if you heard the 512Trs r=engine you'de change your mind<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Re: 512 or Countach?

    It's hard to pick,512 has more performance,countach looks better and
    more passionate to drive.Both are costy to mantain,I would take the 512tr.
     
  8. Re: 512 or Countach?

    I would take the 512 anyday vs the Countach. The 512 looks better and the performance is better. Also Ferrari is better than Lamborghini.
     
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    Ferrari better than Lambo? What a joke! Everyone knows Lambo is in a way higher class than Ferrari. And just like Killer69 said, the Countach is older and was still better in terms of top speed and acceleration. Until Ferrari comes out with a true supercar, it'll always be a distant second to Lambo.
     
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    I've riden in a Countach once, and that was a real treat. Too bad I didn't get to drive. It had great acceleration, but the handling felt soft. Maybe that was simply because it was a used one, but I've heard amazing things about how the 512 handles. I'll take the Ferrari. Have a nice day.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The early countash was an unreliable car, i no this because y dad used 2 have 1, and the lamborghini ppl sed that they are having reliability problems!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Racer V</i>
    <b>Ferrari better than Lambo? What a joke! Everyone knows Lambo is in a way higher class than Ferrari. And just like Killer69 said, the Countach is older and was still better in terms of top speed and acceleration. Until Ferrari comes out with a true supercar, it'll always be a distant second to Lambo.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    You're speaking, of course, from PERSONAL experience, i.e. OWNERSHIP??? Obviously you've not been keeping up with Ferrari.
    Yes, I do. Several, as a matter of fact...<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. Re: 512 or Countach?

    id rather the countach
     
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    even though the TR is .2sec faster 0-60, the Countach has perfect steering and crazy handling.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    512 for me. <!-- Signature -->
     
  16. Re: 512 or Countach?

    During its production, the Countach started sprouting wings, spoilers, and air ducts until the car literally became a caricature of itself.

    I definetly agree, give me the Countach with out any add ons like that stuff, if not, give me the 512.<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. Re: 512 or Countach?

    I'd take the 512! I like the look better and it has the same 0-60 as the Countach 25th Anniversary (4.8sec.) but the 512 has a higher top speed. And they are basicly the same price!

    FERRARI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!loveit!
     
  18. Re: 512 or Countach?

    id definitely take the ferrari, in my opinion it looks better and its still fast...
     
  19. Re: 512 or Countach?

    Top Gear did a piece on the Lamborghini Miura, Countach, and Diablo, and Jeremy Clarkson said he'd never want to own one. As said above, he said the clutch, shifter, and wheel were very difficult to use. The Countach was an unrefined monster, the Ferrari a more pleasant driving experience. Since the performance is similar, I'd take the 512 TR.
     
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    Huh what u talkng bout u evidentally havent been up to date with Ferrari. Ever heard of the Ferrariu Enzo? well if u havent then u should because it out runs any Lambo and leaves it behind in the dust and the Lambo would beable to see because there is so much dust. YA
     
  21. Re: 512 or Countach?

    I'd say the 512 becase for one it's a Ferrari seccondly it's dosen't leek oil, coolent, brake fluid, or power sterring fluid because it's not a heep and it dosen't have power assisted steering why dose a sports car even need it.




    P.S. dose any one else here listen to AC/DC Back in Black and High Voltage.
     
  22. Re: 512 or Countach?

    tough choice. really tough. if I had to choose between them......it would break my own heart but I'd take the 512TR. I've loved the Countach for 16 years; I even had a ride in an '86 a few years ago and I loved it. But, about the 512TR....it's gorgeous, fast, prestigious, and way more durable than the Countach. I can see myself happier in the long run with the TR since I could put more miles on it.
     
  23. Re: 512 or Countach?

    i like lambo a lot more than ferarri but the 512
     
  24. Re: 512 or Countach?

    Hmmm... These are 2 very exotic cars but the 512 TR is more special to me.
     
  25. Re: 512 or Countach?

    I would take the 512TR over the Countach but not over a Diablo.
    I say not over a Diablo 'cause when the 512TR came out the Countach was already out of production so this isn't a fair comparison
    for the Countach.
    The Testarossa was out when the Countach was still in production
    ,so I don't know why who ever started this thread didn't use
    Countach vs.Testarossa instead?lol
    Anyways I'd still take Testarossa over the Countach 'cause it looks better and sounds better eh

    Imports Rule!!!!!!!!!!
     

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