Table of Contents:

INTRO

ROUND ONE. FIGHT!!!

CONCLUSION

Ever since boys became men, the most important question remained unanswered. Nothing is more important than this. So we’ve run it through algorithms and used some of the best techniques known to man to find the answer. Yup, we have used the Top Trumps method to find out which is faster, a Ferrari or a Lamborghini?

Ferrari is not faster than Lamborghini. From the Year 2010 to 2019 Lamborghini made 13 different models, for which Lamborghini was faster 7 times, compared to Ferrari being the faster car only 5 times. In one comparison they were evenly drawn.

Wait what! You might say!?? I know I’m a huge Ferrari fan and was shocked when I did the comparison too. So let me explain.

I thought it would be fun to compare the cars since Lamborghini launched back in 1964. I had always assumed that Ferrari was the biggest brand and so would have the fastest cars in most if not all cases.

I had to make some rule assumptions, so let’s summarise those first:

  1. I started with the Lamborghini cars and picked a Ferrari comparison from around the year of launch.
  2. I picked the first of the model range from Lamborghini, and where there was a significant model restyle I also included that. So, for example, I selected the Lamborghini Diablo and the Diablo VT, but not all the other iterations. There were many!
  3. I compared two numbers, “0 – 60 mph” time and “Top Speed”. Everything else was ignored, and I only used official numbers.

The downside for Ferrari of this approach is that generally, Ferrari would launch a model, and a few years later Lamborghini would launch their equivalent. That would mean Lamborghini would know what number to aim for. But the logic here is that Lamborghini would launch a car, and it would be compared to Ferrari’s offering at the time.

Right now let’s get into it! 30 Rounds.

ROUND ONE. FIGHT!!!

ROUND 1 – 1964

Lamborghini 350 GT Ferrari 275 GTB
0 – 60 mph: 6.8sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 158mph Top Speed: 160mph

WINNER: FERRARI

This was Lamborghini’s first attempt at making a car, having previously only focussed on Tractors. However they were up against the mighty Ferrari 275 GTB, and it wasn’t up to the mark. Ferrari beat them in beauty and top speed.

ROUND 2 – 1966

Lamborghini Miura P400 Ferrari 275 GTB4
0 – 60 mph: Unknown 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: Unknown Top Speed: 166mph

WINNER: DRAW

Two years later Lamborghini launched the Muira, and any naysayers were promptly shut up. It instantly dated the 275 GTB4 and looked beautiful. Lack of data means we declare a draw.

ROUND 3 – 1968

Lamborghini Espada Series 1 Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona)
0 – 60 mph: Unknown 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: Unknown Top Speed: 174mph

WINNER: DRAW

Lamborghini almost seems to take a step backwards with the Espada, while Ferrari launched the stunning Ferrari 365 GTB4, commonly named the Daytona. Again lack of confirmed data leaves us with a No Score

ROUND 4 – 1968

Lamborghini Islero Ferrari 365 GTC
0 – 60 mph: 6.4sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 154mph Top Speed: 155mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Lamborghini again launched a new model, the Lamborghini Islero, but it was no match to the Ferrari and their 365 GTC. The Ferrari was a faster car by 1mph!

1960’s Round-Up: With four cars launched by Lamborghini, they were beaten to the post by Ferrari on two occasions and two further with No Score. Overall, the 1960s was won by Ferrari.

Tally so far: Ferrari 2 – Lamborghini 0

ROUND 5 – 1970

Lamborghini Jarama Ferrari 365 GTC4
0 – 60 mph: Unknown 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 150mph Top Speed: 161mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Lamborghini started the 70’s with the launch of the Jarama, but it was no match for the Ferrari 365 GTC4. Ferrari was 11mph faster and so wins Round 5.

ROUND 6 – 1972

Lamborghini Urraco Ferrari 365 GT4 BB
0 – 60 mph: 7.2sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 134mph Top Speed: 186mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Two years later the Lamborghini Urraco was born, but things were moving backwards. Top Speed was a mere 134 mph, and compared to the 186 mph of the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, Ferrari wins easily.

ROUND 7 – 1974

Lamborghini Countach LP400 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione
0 – 60 mph: 5.4sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 179mph Top Speed: 193mph

WINNER: FERRARI

In 1974 the Lamborghini Countach was launched and became a car that would define the brand even to this day. Around the same time, Ferrari turned up the dial and launched the Ferrari 365 GTB4 Competizione, winning the round with a 193 mph top speed!

ROUND 8 – 1976

Lamborghini Silhouette P300 Ferrari 512 BB
0 – 60 mph: 6.5sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 160mph Top Speed: 188mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Lamborghini wrapped up the decade with the Silhouette P300 but again lost to the Ferrari 512 BB. The Ferrari Top Speed was 28 mph higher.

1970’s Round-Up: This decade was dominated by Ferrari with four wins out of four. Ferrari was dominating, and new cars from Lamborghini seems to be getting slower, not faster.

Tally so far: Ferrari 6 – Lamborghini 0

ROUND 9 – 1981

Lamborghini Jalpa Ferrari 512 BBi
0 – 60 mph: 6sec 0 – 60 mph: Unknown
Top Speed: 145mph Top Speed: 174mph

WINNER: FERRARI

1981 was a new model from Lamborghini, the Jalpa. Again performance was way off the mark, and compared to the newly launched Ferrari 512 BBi it lost again in Top Speed.

ROUND 10 – 1998

Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Ferrari Testarossa
0 – 60 mph: 4.5sec 0 – 60 mph: 5.8sec
Top Speed: 185mph Top Speed: 180mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

So far Lamborghini has not won a single round, but this was about to change with the launch of the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary. The facelift version made significant improvement over the original model and beat the now ageing Testarossa on Top Speed and 0 – 60 time. Lamborghini won their first round.

1980’s Round-Up: Only two significant models launched by Lamborghini in the 1980s, and for the first time they were drawing. Could this be a change in circumstanced for Lamborghini? Overall the round was a draw with one win each. 

Tally so far: Ferrari 7 – Lamborghini 1

ROUND 11 – 1990

Lamborghini Diablo Ferrari F40
0 – 60 mph: 4.5sec 0 – 60 mph: 4.1sec
Top Speed: 202mph Top Speed: 201mph

WINNER: DRAW

The Countach was replaced in 1990 with the fabulous Lamborghini Diablo. Pitched up against the Ferrari F40, the Ferrari won on 0 – 60 time, but the Lamborghini won on Top Speed. It won my only 1 mph! Round Drawn.

ROUND 12 – 1998

Lamborghini Diablo VT Ferrari F50
0 – 60 mph: 3.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 3.8sec
Top Speed: 208mph Top Speed: 202mph

WINNER: DRAW

In 1998 Lamborghini updated the Diablo with the Diablo VT. Amazingly we witness the same result with matched against the Ferrari F50. The Ferrari has a better 0 – 60 time, but loses to the Diablo VT’s 208 mph. Round Drawn again.

1990’s Round-Up: Amazing cars to compare in this decade, but no clear winner. Both rounds are drawn. 

Tally so far: Ferrari 7 – Lamborghini 1

ROUND 13 – 2001

Lamborghini Murcielago Ferrari 550 Maranello
0 – 60 mph: 3.8sec 0 – 60 mph: 4.4sec
Top Speed: 208mph Top Speed: 202mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

In 2001 Lamborghini replaced the Diablo with the Murcielago. Pitched against the Ferrari 550 Maranello it was both quicker and faster. Round 13, Lamborghini.

ROUND 14 – 2003

Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe Ferrari 360 Modena
0 – 60 mph: 4.2sec 0 – 60 mph: 4.5sec
Top Speed: 192mph Top Speed: 183mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

2003 saw the launch of Lamborghini’s game-changing model, the Gallardo. Head to head with the Ferrari 360 Modena, it again was a better car on both metrics.

ROUND 15 – 2006

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Ferrari 360 Spider
0 – 60 mph: 4.3sec 0 – 60 mph: 4.6sec
Top Speed: 196mph Top Speed: 180mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

Three years later The Lamborghini Gallardo was born, and matched against the Ferrari 360 Spider the Lamborghini won again.

ROUND 16 – 2007

Lamborghini Reventon Ferrari Enzo
0 – 60 mph: 3.4sec 0 – 60 mph: 3.6sec
Top Speed: 221mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

In 2007 the Lamborghini Reventon was launched as a limited production hypercar. The comparative Enzo was now five years old and was no match for acceleration and Top Speed of the Reventon. Lamborghini wins Round 16.

ROUND 17 – 2009

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Ferrari Enzo
0 – 60 mph: 3.4sec 0 – 60 mph: 3.6sec
Top Speed: 205mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: DRAW

The Reventon was also launched as a Roadster open-top version. A similar version of the Enzo was not launched, and so the coupe is compared. The Roadster lost its Top Speed advantage, and so the Round is a draw.

2000’s Round-Up: Here Lamborghini started to dominate, winning 4 rounds out of 5. Audi money and technical know-how were clearly paying off, and I suspect that the factory was looking at Ferrari’s performance figure and making sure the Lamborghini models were ever so better.

Tally so far: Ferrari 7 – Lamborghini 5

ROUND 18 – 2011

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Ferrari 599 GTO
0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 3.4sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 208mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

So, we are down to the final decade and it doesn’t start well for Ferrari. Lamborghini launch the Lamborghini Aventador in 2011 and it beats the Ferrari 599 GTO convincingly. This round is Lamborghinis.

ROUND 19 – 2012

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Ferrari 458 Speciale
0 – 60 mph: 3.4sec 0 – 60 mph: 3.0sec
Top Speed: 202mph Top Speed: 202mph

WINNER: FERRARI

In 2012 Lamborghini released the final version of the Gallardo, the Superleggera. Although Top Speed matches the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the car is slower to sixty. This round is won by Ferrari.

ROUND 20 – 2013

Lamborghini Veneno Coupe Ferrari LaFerrari
0 – 60 mph: 2.8sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec
Top Speed: 221mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

Ferrari’s LaFerrari is still seen as the ultimate hypercar, and when launched it set new benchmarks for performance. However Lamborghini’s Veneno from 2013 is impressive, and the coupe performance is better on all counts. Lamborghini even convincingly beats the mightly LaFerrari.

ROUND 21 – 2013

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
0 – 60 mph: 3sec 0 – 60 mph: 3sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 199mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

The Aventador was released as a roadster in 2013, and although the 0 – 60 time was matched by the V8 458 Speciale Aperta, the V12 engine of the Lamborghini was too much overall. The Top Speed of 217 mph was too much for Ferrari’s 199 mph.

ROUND 22 – 2014

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec
Top Speed: 221mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

A roadster version of the mightly Lamborghini Veneno was launched in 2014 going head to head with Ferrari’s flagship, the LaFerrari Aperta. Although matched on acceleration, the cars Lamborghini had a higher Top Speed. Lamborghini wins this round.

ROUND 23 – 2014

Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Coupe Ferrari 488 GTB
0 – 60 mph: 3.2sec 0 – 60 mph: 3sec
Top Speed: 202mph Top Speed: 205mph

WINNER: FERRARI

The Gallardo was replaced with the Huracan in 2014, and although is a great car, is no match for the Ferrari 488 GTB. Ferrari wins on both counts.

ROUND 24 – 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder Ferrari 488 Spider
0 – 60 mph: 3.4sec 0 – 60 mph: 3sec
Top Speed: 201mph Top Speed: 203mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Two years later Lamborghini launches the open-top version of the Huracan. Although impressive performance figures, it is again no match for the Ferrari 488 Spider, and the car from Maranello reigns supreme.

ROUND 25 – 2016

Lamborghini Centenario Coupe Ferrari LaFerrari
0 – 60 mph: 2.8sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

By 2016 Lamborghini again launched another exclusive model, the Centenario Coupe. This again aimed at the LaFerrari sector, but this time the Top Speed was evenly matched at 217 mph. However, the 0 – 60 time of 2.8 seconds put it in front by a mere 0.1 of a second.

ROUND 26 – 2016

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 217mph

WINNER: DRAW

Also in 2016 Lamborghini also launched the Centenario Roadster, directly up against the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta. But here they were not able to beat the Ferrari with all numbers exactly matched! The round is drawn.

ROUND 27 – 2017

Lamborghini Huracán Performante Coupe Ferrari 488 Pista
0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.85sec
Top Speed: 202mph Top Speed: 211mph

WINNER: FERRARI

In 2017 Lamborghini launched the extreme performance version of the Huracan, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante Coupe. Impressive as it is, it is not a match against the Ferrari 488 Pista which beats it on acceleration and Top Speed.

ROUND 28 – 2017

Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
0 – 60 mph: 3.1sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.85sec
Top Speed: 202mph Top Speed: 211mph

WINNER: FERRARI

Also in 2017 Lamborghini launched the Spyder version of the Huracán Performante. Again the car is not a match when compared to the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, and Ferrari win convincingly!

ROUND 29 – 2019

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe Ferrari 812 Superfast
0 – 60 mph: 2.8sec 0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 211mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

In 2019 Lamborghini launched their extreme version of the Aventador, the SVJ. This went head to head with the Ferrari 812 Superfast and amazingly beat it on both acceleration and Top Speed.

ROUND 30 – 2019

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster Ferrari 812 GTS
0 – 60 mph: 2.9sec 0 – 60 mph: 3sec
Top Speed: 217mph Top Speed: 211mph

WINNER: LAMBORGHINI

Finally, we get to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster which again goes up against Ferrari’s recently launched 812 GTS. One again Lamborghini takes the round.

2010’s Round-Up: This decade was so evenly matched in so many ways. However, the decade belongs to Lamborghini who manages to take seven clear wins over Ferrari’s five wins.

Total tally for all rounds: Ferrari 12 – Lamborghini 12

Hold on, its a draw right??? Wrong. In total, we selected 30 cars, of which 13 cars were launched in the last decade alone. That’s nearly half the cars.

Although one car was a draw, Lamborghini managed seven wins over Ferrari’s five wins, including the last two wins. Also if you look at the decade before, Lamborghini managed four wins, with the final winner being a draw.

That’s why Lamborghini is handed the crown… For now!

But which would I choose between Lamborghini and Ferrari? Well, that’s simple. Ferrari of course!

Here is the full table, showing the side by side comparisons:

Lamborghini Ferrari Lambo – 0-60 Fer – 0-60 Lambo – Top Speed Fer – Top Speed Round Winner?
350 GT 275 GTB 6.8   158 160 Ferrari
Miura P400 275 GTB4 7     166 No Score
Espada Series 1 365 GTB4 (Daytona)       174 No Score
Islero 365 GTC 6.4   154 155 Ferrari
Jarama 365 GTC4     150 161 Ferrari
Urraco 365 GT4 BB 7.2   134 186 Ferrari
Countach LP400 365 GTB4 Competizione 5.4   179 193 Ferrari
Silhouette P300 512 BB 6.5   160 188 Ferrari
Jalpa 512 BBi 6   145 174 Ferrari
Countach 25th Anniversary Testarossa 4.5 5.8 185 180 Lambo
Diablo F40 4.5 4.1 202 201 Draw
Diablo VT F50 3.9 3.8 208 202 Draw
Murcielago 550 Maranello 3.8 4.4 206 198 Lambo
Gallardo Coupe 360 Modena 4.2 4.5 192 183 Lambo
Gallardo Spyder 360 Spyder 4.3 4.6 196 180 Lambo
Reventon Enzo 3.4 3.6 221 217 Lambo
Reventon Roadster Enzo 3.4 3.6 205 217 Draw
Aventador LP700-4 599 GTO 2.9 3.4 217 208 Lambo
Gallardo Superleggera 458 Speciale 3.4 3 202 202 Ferrari
Veneno Coupe LaFerrari 2.8 2.9 221 217 Lambo
Aventador LP700-4 Roadster 458 Speciale Aperta 3 3 217 199 Lambo
Veneno Roadster LaFerrari Aperta 2.9 2.9 221 217 Lambo
Huracan LP610-4 Coupe 488 GTB 3.2 3 202 205 Ferrari
Huracan LP610-4 Spyder 488 Spider 3.4 3 201 203 Ferrari
Centenario Coupe LaFerrari 2.8 2.9 217 217 Lambo
Centenario Roadster LaFerrari Aperta 2.9 2.9 217 217 Draw
Huracán Performante Coupe 488 Pista 2.9 2.85 202 211 Ferrari
Huracán Performante Spyder 488 Pista Spider 3.1 2.85 202 211 Ferrari
Aventador SVJ Coupe 812 Superfast 2.8 2.9 217 211 Lambo
Aventador SVJ Roadster 812 GTS 2.9 3 217 211 Lambo