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Ferrari and Lambo owners--are you buying C8 since it's mid engine?

 
Old 05-20-2019, 04:21 PM
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Its been a while since I posted here after owning 69 vette. I own gated Lamborghini gallardo, just wondering if anyone in here is replacing their other supercar for the C8. Why or why not?

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Unless your Gallardo is a twin turbo, it is NOT a super car by any stretch of the imagination. I owned one for two years and traded it in to buy a C7.
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If you are looking here already you are interested. The real question is people not really aware of it yet.

There's not enough information from Chevy IMO to make a real call yet.
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Unless your Gallardo is a twin turbo, it is NOT a super car by any stretch of the imagination. I owned one for two years and traded it in to buy a C7.
First time I heard that, twin turbo makes it super car?
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^No it doesn't, people just like to pass off opinions as facts around here. I've always wanted a gated gallardo as it was the first exotic car i fell in love with.
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Originally Posted by dexterkatt View Post
Unless your Gallardo is a twin turbo, it is NOT a super car by any stretch of the imagination.
Of course not.
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Originally Posted by Anand View Post
Its been a while since I posted here after owning 69 vette. I own gated Lamborghini gallardo, just wondering if anyone in here is replacing their other supercar for the C8. Why or why not?
Probably best to ask over at ferrarichat..

i would imagine those who buy the expensive italian exotics will add the c8 in addition to their beloved exotics which i can appreciate.
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Its been a while since I posted here after owning 69 vette. I own gated Lamborghini gallardo, just wondering if anyone in here is replacing their other supercar for the C8. Why or why not?
Why the F would someone do that?
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Maybe a question better posted to a Lambo or Ferrari forum.
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Ok, what does a gated car mean anyhow? show us the dam C8 already and let us decide what the fug to buy, sheesh GM is stubborn as my farm mule.
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Ok, what does a gated car mean anyhow? show us the dam C8 already and let us decide what the fug to buy, sheesh GM is stubborn as my farm mule.
I would assume it to mean a proper manual trans w a gated shifter.
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Its been a while since I posted here after owning 69 vette. I own gated Lamborghini gallardo, just wondering if anyone in here is replacing their other supercar for the C8. Why or why not?
My guess is the C8 would be an add. Not a replace. I think the Gallardo is certainly a super car. Getting a little dated but I still think a Gallardo Spyder is a sexy beast. Just my 2 cents.
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I may or may not buy a C8, can't really comment on a car I haven't seen yet. Will I trade my Huracan or TTS for it, nope not a chance. Could trade my C7 though or keep it at my FL home to cruise around in. And if I get one it wont be right away just because I don't play the dealer markup game. I can wait it out until the hype dies down then get one.
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I am waiting to see it before I decide to pull the trigger on a huracan
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I am waiting to see it before I decide to pull the trigger on a huracan

Buy the Hurricane you will be disappointed.

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Originally Posted by blb078 View Post
I may or may not buy a C8, can't really comment on a car I haven't seen yet. Will I trade my Huracan or TTS for it, nope not a chance. Could trade my C7 though or keep it at my FL home to cruise around in. And if I get one it wont be right away just because I don't play the dealer markup game. I can wait it out until the hype dies down then get one.
This, hard to say until I see the final car, but no way I trade the 720S or Performante for it.
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Ok, what does a gated car mean anyhow? show us the dam C8 already and let us decide what the fug to buy, sheesh GM is stubborn as my farm mule.

Gated shifter

C8 would be perfect add on as a daily and gallardo or other supercars as a weekend toy. DCT and gated, best of both worlds..

I just wished c8 had a 8-9k redline screaming V8, but it looks like it'll be pushrod.
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I'm cross shopping the C8 and an Lp570. At one point I was at a dealership getting the paperwork sorted for a Gallardo, but then the new york unveil happened and I decided that I'm just going to wait until the official unveil before I do anything. I currently own a C6 and have had it since 2013.

At least in my situation I'm not comparing these cars on paper. The c8 will be a technically better car than any Gallardo.

The difference for me is that the Gallardo and Murcielago are cars that I have always wanted, and even though these days the value proposition isnt great, they arent the newest things, they arent the fastest things, I'd still rather have one of those than nearly anything else on the market. This isnt for everyone, but for me a Lamborghini or Ferrari is more of an emotional purchase. If the C8 winds up being ugly I'll get a refund on my deposit and buy a gallardo, fully understanding that it is going to be a "worse" car than the c8. Its just a car I like.

In the Gallardo subforum on one of the big lamborghini forums (not naming which) there is a thread exactly like this, and a lot of the posters are saying exactly what I'm saying. They didnt buy a Lamborghini because its the best car, the best value, or anything else. They bought it because its special to them in one way or another. I'm not sure if Huracan/Aventador owners fit the same mold as Gallardo/Murcielago owners, so I cant comment on that. The two generations are very different.

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Originally Posted by moon2605 View Post
My guess is the C8 would be an add. Not a replace. I think the Gallardo is certainly a super car. Getting a little dated but I still think a Gallardo Spyder is a sexy beast. Just my 2 cents.


13 years old, I still think it's one of prettiest cars ever made. Should be a classic in the future especially with gated shifter that Lambo discounted

Sound it makes it's unreal! F1 scream

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13 years old, I still think it's one of prettiest cars ever made. Should be a classic in the future especially with gated shifter that Lambo discounted
Yep. I've noticed a lot of non-lamborghini forums seem to have some animosity towards Lamborghini. A lot of people just assume anyone who wants a Lamborghini wants it for attention-seeking purposes. Its kind of a shame. My current daily is a supercharged, cammed, C6 and I can say without a doubt that the lp560 I got a chance to drive is to date the best vehicle I have ever driven. They're just plain fun in a way that (in my opinion) most other cars arent.
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