rival to the Aston Martin Vanqish... which would u rather have?

Discussion in '1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello' started by maranello29, Aug 9, 2002.

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    The 550 is not a rival to the Diablo. Someone said that. Whoever did: You're stupid. 550 does not = F50. I'm surprised. You should be able to tell the difference by looking at the pictures even if you are confused about the name.

    It is competition to the Vanquish. But the Vanquish is too ugly. The Ferrari mixes curves with edges. The Vanquish is way too edgy. Aston Martins have such nice curves (most of them, though I can't say much for Aston Martin in the 80's) so where did they go wrong with the Vanquish?

    Same issue with the interior. Wood belongs in Aston Martins, not metal. Curves and wood are a big part of what we like about Aston Martins and they took them both out. Aston is trying to be Ferrari, but different kinds of people buy Aston Martins. Ferrari fans will very reluctantly (if not never) buy an Aston Martin instead and Aston Martin fans the same for Ferrari. I think Aston Martin just lost a huge amount of their customers....
     
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    I doubt thats true<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Oliver Peck, correction, Bruce McLaren was actually a Kiwi (New Zealander). He first raced in Australia and New Zealand, and later went on to race in the Can-Am racing series (Canadian-American Racing), under the name 'Bruce McLaren Racing'. They then went to F1. Later, after Bruce McLarens death, McLaren merged with a company called Project 4, which was lead by Ron Dennis, to become McLaren International, which is what it is now. Ron Dennis is still the team principal of McLaren. All of McLarens F1 cars have been named partly with the Project-4 still there.. next seasons car will be the MP4-17.. I think the 'M' originally stood for Malbaro (McLarens title sponser for years), the 'P4' stands for 'Project-4'
    The number after it is the actual model number.

    As for the question, i'd be a very hard decision. I think the Aston would turn more eyes where I live (Australia), i've never seen an Aston on the road here, i've seen a few Ferraris. The 550, however, has the Ferrari name, which everyone recognises. It'd be a very hard choice, but I think in the end i'd probably pick the Ferrari.. I just love the sound of that name.. I could say it over and over for ages. 'Ferrari'. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
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    i ll take the maranello
    in my opinion it looks better althouh the aston is not bad either
    but 550 is a beauty
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from 550M</i>
    <b>i ll take the maranello
    in my opinion it looks better althouh the aston is not bad either
    but 550 is a beauty</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    really !!! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> I never would have guessed <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    It has to be the Ferrari...
    Although it may look a bit odd in pictures, it's truly beautiful in real life.. especialli true for the one I saw in Rome last summer... but the Aston has the advantage that it's newer, and it really has style...
    I might have to wait for the 550's replacement though...

    Apollo...
     
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    very tough choice, if it was a ferrari vanquish with a more mettalic look on the inside i would choose it, the aston isnt well known in canada but i really like it, the ferrari sounds like a weedeater (go download an mp3 of it) they both look and perform wonderfully, but i would have to choose the vanquish because i will never come accross another one in my city (edmonton)
     
  8. Its a tough choice, which is your favourate of the 2 rivals though, the aston martin vanquish or ferrari 550?? I cant decide.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I'd rather have the Maranello, for its style and character. Dont get me wrong... the Vanquish is a great car and really is a challenger to the Maranello, however i think Ferrari still have it in this class.

    Any idea what sorta price a new Maranello goes for?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    sorry but i gotta go with the Vanquish, just a better all around car
     
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    ofcourse the 550<!-- Signature -->
     
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    it is also rival to the Lamborghini Diablo<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I've said it before in the Vanquish forums and I'll say it again here, I'd take the 550 Marenello in a heartbeat. It's just more cut out to be the 'super sports car' it's thought of. The Vanquish is a comfy luxury cruiser. Read last month's issue of Car & Driver to see what the experts think. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    ferrari is somuch better u bunch of #%$got ass white #$%#s
    mother #$%#ers

    wat


    huh *****
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    Aston Martin Vanquish please!
    Where's the style and luxury in the Ferrari.
    And as for for the looks of the Ferrari..................errrr no!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Hey 'Brit_cars_rule', I've got something to say regarding your signature. First off, the McLaren is a Scottish company now owned by an American company called Ameritech. The Aston DB7 is not nessasarily the "world's best looking car", although it is sweet. Maybe in your opinion, but that's objectionable. I think the best looking car is a '61 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster (which is obviously still British) or the Ferrari F40. Also, the "most luxurious car" and the "best luxury 4X4" is somewhat objectionable too. I think the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman is the most luxurious car and the Lexus LX470 is the most luxurious SUV. But that's my opinion. The F40 is the best handling car, I think. British cars are great at breaking down, having eletical problems, and rusting... <IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> No, I'm just giving you a hard time. Check out my signature.... I've got a British car too. Oh and the Ferrari does have style. One of the most famous designers styled it. Pininfarina. It looks great and it's quite comfy as well. It's not a Lincoln when it comes to cushy padding, but it's still comfy. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    sorry oliver peck but that all ameritec does is import Mclaren!!!!!!!!!!, they dont own it!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The Ferrari is One of the ugliest Ferrari have ever made. There is no way had Enzo Ferrari Been alive would this car ever have beem made.

    The Peon that said that the Mclaren Is a yank owned sports car has got it so wrong its funny. Mclaren are an F1 comapny Based in Woking England. Who Did a side Line in GT cars in the mid Ninties.
     
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    Okay. My bad. I missunderstood Ameritech's affiliation with McLaren. Thanks for clearing that up. Sure, so the McLaren is very fast, but not nessasarily the 'fastest'. How 'bout the Ferrari F50 GT or the Koenig F50?? Well, whatever. McLaren himself is, however, from a Scottish decent. He may have his company based in England now though. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    Its a Showdown.....

    Vanquish = (good name, bad styling, good performance, good badge, bad gearbox, bad price, Its a Ford so people will laugh at you)

    550 Maranello = (good name, v good styling (see it!!), exelnt performance, cuffing good badge, cuffing good gearbox, justifiable price, Its a Ferrari the best of the best ( see Formula 1.. they know what their doing )

    without the astons 'V' name ..lets call it a DB7 SS, you wouldn't give a crap about it. the ferrari doesn't need a fancy name to sell it.

    Gee I wonder who just won that ?
     
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    Obviously the 550. I dont know who said it, but the 550 has way more styling!!! You have to see these babies in person! They might not look oh so glorious on page, but man, in person, the most gorgeous car you would ever lay eyes upon. The interior is way stylish too, I don't know what the Vanquish has over it, but everything is leather on the inside, very nicely done on the 550!
     
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    I would have the 550 any day over the Banquish. Just read the Car and Driver article. The Maranello outperforms the Vanquish in nearly every catagory, while offering a sportier nature and in my opinion a nicer interior. It is also better looking in my opinion and with it's superior handling and acceleration, would beat a Vanquish around a track.<!-- Signature -->
     
  23. #23 KS360, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: rival to the Aston Martin Vanqish... which would u rather ha

    Maranello29 said that the 550 is not a rival to Diablo and he called Ferrari F60 stupid for saying that. Well Maranello29 it looks like you're the stupid one for not thinking.

    Motor Trend published an article comparing the RIVALS: the Ferrari 550 Maranello and the Lambourghini Diablo.

    Heres the link:

    http://www.motortrend.com/august00/lambvsferarri/1.html

    Looks like you're the stupid one buddy!
     
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    supersonic SHUT THE HELL UP!!you obviously do not know what you are talking about you and oliver.you both are so biased it makes me sick.I've read some of your post and all you yap about is ferrari this ferrari that,let me correct some of your mistakes.
    1.car and driver test drove a preproduction vanquish,thus giving explanation the reason why it was slower than the 550(a production model.
    2.the same people who makes the 360 modena gearbox also makes the vanquish gearbox dickforbrains!plus they also said that did a better job in bringing down shift times than they did with the modena(so much better that the normal shift times in the vanquish are faster than 360's in it's sport mode.the stability in a vanquish is freakin fantastic many magazines spoke of it's ability to go 190 m.p.h. without fear of dying
    3.the 550 has TERRIBLE stability above 160 m.p.h.,plus a TERRIBLE gearbox who else other than ferrari or lamborghini has gated shifters motortrend called it an italian curse because whit gated shifters you are prone to miss a gear or two(I've rode shotgun with a friend who owns 550 and it has happen to him twice).
    4.the perfomance times between the two are nearly identical(so much for "the 550 is lighter").

    as I said in the beginning i'm here to fix YOUR biased mistakes,my friend if you're going to state the facts get the facts right.
     
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    about the gearbox. on the vanquish you have to wait like 30 seconds or something until it will let you drive away... And I read somewhere that It was difficult selecting gears or something on that..plus nothing can beat the fun you'de have from owning a ferrari. The engine noise is just too nice!!!<!-- Signature -->
     

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