R8 V10 Plus (Manual) vs Gallardo LP550-2 (Manual)

Models: V10 plus, GT, GT Spyder, V8 Limited Edition, Exclusive Selection Edition, China Edition and LMX
4.2 V8 32v Naturally Aspirated - 414 bhp (2007-2011) - 424 bhp (2012-2014)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 518 bhp (2012-2014) - 542 bhp (Plus 2012-2014) - 562 bhp (LMX 2012-2014)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 533 bhp (2015-)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 602 bhp (Plus 2015-)
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y700suf
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R8 V10 Plus (Manual) vs Gallardo LP550-2 (Manual)

Post by y700suf » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:30 pm

Fully expecting a biased view on this forum, I wanted to get perspectives on how the very rare MY14 R8 V10 Plus (in Manual) would compare with the even more rare MY11 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 (also in Manual). Same power between the 2 cars although the Lambo channels it all to the rear wheels.

So on the following criteria, how would you rate the cars:

1. Rarity appeal
2. Driving experience
3. Performance
4. Future value

Just to avoid confusion, I own the R8 V10 Plus but considering selling to get the LP550-2!
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus
2018 Porsche Macan GTS
2015 Jaguar F-Type V6S
2007 Audi RS4
1979 Ferrari 308 GTB
2009 AM Vantage V8
2008 Audi R8 V8
2007 Audi TT
1985 BMW 325

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Re: R8 V10 Plus (Manual) vs Gallardo LP550-2 (Manual)

Post by skirs6 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:11 pm

Well seems like you want something slightly more rare 🤷‍♂️ The R8 will be a much better drive all round but the Lamborghini is pure cock extension 🤣 Only you can make that choice. Personally I’d go S tronic manual is old.🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

y700suf
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Re: R8 V10 Plus (Manual) vs Gallardo LP550-2 (Manual)

Post by y700suf » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:21 am

From a rarity and value perspective, the manual transmission cars are more desirable.

Having said that, for the privilege of aforementioned extension, maintenance costs multiply which can put off any future buyers.

For instance, the cost to service a Lambo is in the thousands as opposed to hundreds for the R8. That definitely narrows the pool of potential buyers.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus
2018 Porsche Macan GTS
2015 Jaguar F-Type V6S
2007 Audi RS4
1979 Ferrari 308 GTB
2009 AM Vantage V8
2008 Audi R8 V8
2007 Audi TT
1985 BMW 325

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