Lamborghini Huracan VS Ferrari 458: Which Comes Out On Top In Italian Face-Off? [VIDEO]

Should you bring home a Lamborghini Huracan or a Ferrari 458? Not to be confused with an outrageous "first world problem," this dilemma is a legitimate struggle for the sultans and dictators of third world countries. Not to worry, you highness, let's break it down.

New Lamborghini Huracan reviews and road tests that were published over the past week have left privileged journalists utterly gobsmacked  by the performance and presence of the latest bull from Sant'Agata Bolognese. The Lamborghini Huracan replaces the beloved Gallardo, the best-selling car in Lamborghini history. In fact, 14,000+ Gallardos account for more than half of all Lamborghinis sold in the automaker's fifty-year history.  No doubt, the Huracan has big shoes to fill.

Even though the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Huracan are direct rivals, their differences are night and day. The 458 is a classic Ferrari through and through-- a naturally-aspirated V8 engine powering only the rear wheels. The Lamborghini Huracan opted for a more exotic V10 power unit that sends power to all four wheels, just like the Gallardo. Unlike the Gallardo, the 5.2 liter V10 powerplant in the Huracan is completely redone to produce 610 horsepower, which is also a considerable amount higher than the Ferrari 458 V8's 562 horsepower.

Despite the noticeable power deficit, the Ferrari 458 Italia's lithe weight of 3,042 lbs. (2,844 lbs. in Speciale trim) undercuts the Lamborghini Huracan's 3,135 lbs. dry weight. The lighter Ferrari 458 Italia accelerates from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds while the hardcore 458 Speciale does it in 2.9 seconds. Despite the little extra heft, theAWD system in the Lamborghini Huracan allows it to catapult from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.2 seconds. Finally both the Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Huracan are capable or reaching a top speed of 202 mph.

Price-wise, the Ferrari 458 Italia starts at $237,259 while the Lamborghini Huracan stats at a near as makes no difference $243,000. As its name suggests, the special Ferrari 458 Speciale starts at $298,000.

Now that the objective figures are out of the way, let's look into immeasurable factors such as driving excitement and usability. Be sure to watch the awesome video reviews of the Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari 458 below:

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