Lamborghini And Ferrari Convertibles Duke It Out At 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Lamborghini and Ferrari convertibles went head-to-head at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in a display of brute horsepower.

Lamborghini’s Convertible

2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder is a convertible version of Lamborghini’s midengined Huracan. The naturally aspirated mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10 engine generates 610 HP and 413 pound-feet of torque, while a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission pushes that considerable power to all four wheels. Top speed is 201 mph, while going 0-to-62 mph ticks by in 3.4 seconds.

The Huracan Spyder, which will begin arriving in U.S. showrooms next spring with a U.S. price tag set at $262,350.

Ferrari’s Convertible

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Convertible

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Convertible

Not to be outdone, Ferrari introduced a retractable hardtop version of its the new 488 supercar. The new 488 Spider has a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 making 660 HP at 8,000 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That’s good for a 0-62-mph sprint of 3 seconds and a blast to 124 mph in 8.7. To maximize airflow, the front of the 488 Spider features a central pillar and double spoiler. The spoiler has a top section that’s designed to manage airflow to the radiator, while the lower section generates suction under the car.

The Ferrari 488 Spider goes on sale in the first half of 2016 with an approximate price of $270,000.

Lamborghini And Ferrari Convertibles Compared

The price difference of $7,650 between the more expensive Ferrari and the Lamborghini buys you an additional 50 HP and gets you to 62 mph 0.4 seconds faster. The Ferrari is pumping out the extra speed with smaller 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 compared to Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.

For more, see AutoWeek.

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