Motor (Australia)

You send in the cars you’re stuck on, we pick the one you should get

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I WANT A PERFORMANC­E CAR AS AN INVESTMENT. MY MONEY’S DOING NOTHING IN THE BANK SO I FIGURE WHY NOT PLAY THE MARKET? MY LOGIC IS THAT ITALIAN V12 EXOTICS WILL ALWAYS COME GOOD IN THE LONGER TERM, SO IF YOU HAD $250K TO SPEND, WOULD YOU CHOOSE A 2012 FERRARI FF OR A 2004 LAMBORGHIN­I MURCIELAGO? ALAN K

FERRARI FF

PROCEED WITH CAUTION, Alan. I’m sure that the previous keepers of both the Ferrari and Lamborghin­i may have been working on exactly that logic. It all depends how long you’re prepared to wait. Judged purely in terms of investment potential, I’d probably lean towards the Murcielago over the FF. It’s an easier thing to comprehend, whereas the FF reminds me of the 2+2 365 GTC/4, a great and misunderst­ood car whose values spent a few years in the doldrums before finally ramping up. But where only

LAMBO MURCIELAGO

505 GTC/4s were ever built, Ferrari built more than four times the number of FFs, and many consider its successor, the GTC4Lusso, to be a continuati­on rather than a replacemen­t. Meanwhile, some 4099 Murcielago­s exited the plant at Sant’Agata. Aside from specials like the SV and 40th Anniversar­y version, the LP640 is worth saving for, and given that the Murci was the last of the manual Lambo V12s, we’d be tempted to spend a little more and source a car with three pedals. - AE

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