ah, the music that came out of that F50 was unbelievable... the illegal race pipes around town were a trip /images/graemlins/smile.gif !!
People would swerve away from me when I hit it... just from the noise!
The F50 has a 4.7L engine, a bit wimpy at the start unless you go dig high in RPM. With a $700K car I didn't screw around much with it... heat problem worse than the viper, even in an open cockpit. I explained the deal with the huge fans pumping air out the front scoops.
Once under way, revving up is a blast, car is light, gear shift grid is actually very intuitive and easy to operate, great clutch feel.
The lambo was a 5.7L engine, AWD. Never managed to get the wheels to slip. I didn't want to bust my clutch either. A bit heavier, still kinda wimpy start compared to the viper. But picks up like furry and roars all the way to 140. Then it's slow to inch up to 190.
Awesome design, doors lift up so it does not matter how close the assholes park next to you. On the rare occasion you'd park the car in a crowded lot.
The carbon fiber removable hart top was super easy to operate by myself, clamps on top of the engine. 3 min tops either way. Sometimes the release button would not work so you need to pop the engine, reach a lever, and it unclicks.
Lambo rarely bottomed out due to the slanted front and back.
That was my favorite along with the Viper for daily commuting.
Cons for the lambo: even size 8 shoes I had to take off the right shoe to be safe... don't want hit brakes as you hit the gas at take off. Same for braking, don't want to squeeze the gas. The gear shift is very clunky, the grid does work like a grid... 3 different directions to move the stick from 1 to 2... going back 4 to 3 was feeling akward, and took too long... screwing up my down-blip-shifting.
The pattern is:
R 2 4
|-|-| not sure if there was a 6th.
1 3 5
Jag: didn't have enough time to bond with it. First impressions were "this car is a PITA". Losing $150K on it further make me ill disposed toward it in retrospect. Massive power when the turbos hit though! That was my first big turbo so I didn't quite know how to handle it.
Awesome curves and profile, all aluminum shell hammered by hand.