Passing by a Ferrari dealer, I couldn’t help but take a few photos. They had a number of beautiful Ferrari’s on show and even had a client revving their engine for us, just to let us know his car was working.
I spotted a few British models in the back though, so wondered which ones you guys prefer – the raw power of the Italian stallion, or the more refined British offering:
Best of British:
The Italian Stallion:
Taken at Ferrari Dealership, Egham, UK © dannyboybroderick
69 thoughts on “British or Italian – Which Do You Prefer?”
They are both excellent and yet costly.
Yep, well beyond my modest means.
Will be more appropriate to ‘compare’ Ferrari with a Lotus …. British or Italian. 🙂
I’m not sure Lotus is in the same league as Ferrari – unfortunately when it comes to British motoring, there aren’t that many great manufacturers around.
Perhaps comparing McClaren vs Ferrari would be better?
I always defer to Italian design:-)
They certainly have an eye for beauty.
Aston every time!
At least it’s almost affordable.
Was that an Aston Martin in the top right hand corner?
That friends, is the car of the lot. You can get in that thing and drive it every day and still probably get your money back after 2 years.
A friend of mine actually did that here in South Africa with a Vantage . Maybe the rules for investment cars in this country differs from yours. But Still its may choice fore sure!
Sorry love, not sure where the Kid will sit…
Yes, my cousin used to do the upholstery for the Astons. Very nice cars.
neither are my favorite – prefer German cars I guess – and drive a Swedish make – which is made by Ford – lol! anyhow, if I had to pick from the two – would go Italian.
and by the way – loved your pics – glad you stopped by to grab them. 🙂
Thanks. Swedish cars always very safe.
Italian! The other one is too boxy.
One of each? Number 2 of the Brit would work. A good New York / Miami mix.
If I had a garage big enough, then maybe both too. It would have to be bigger than my house though.
All I would need is the garage and a shoe closet. The Italians get the shoes though.
Italian and Ferrari of course.
Once upon a time I would have chosen speed over luxury, but as I approach a more seasoned vintage (I prefer tha analogy of wine, only getting better as I get older) I lean more towards the more luxurious modes of transportation. I still like to go fast, just more comfortably.
Perhaps the first to pick luxury over speed.
Italian, for sure! But I do have a fondness for German as well.
I was in the BMW museum recently. Perhaps something for my next post…
I drove BMW’s for 15 years. My favorite “driving machine”!
please do! 🙂
The outcome of this question is the same as if the nation’s footy teams squared off. Italy wins.
Nice answer, and quite true.
Italian Stallion………without doubt. 😀
You never get out of first gear though.
I’d have to take to the countryside for that…… 😉
They did have an old (60’s?) Ferrari in there. Looked pretty nice. Unfortunately it was sold, otherwise I would have bought 2.
True, some of the vintage Ferraris are beautiful, so buying would be the right thing to do 😀
Ours definitely (Quella Italiana) 😀 … am I biased? 😛
Seeing as most people have picked Ferrari, I think you’re just following the crowd…
Both nice. I’m not sure what the Rolls would be like to drive though. Almost looks too big to fit on the road.
I like Italian men *blush* so I’ll go with the Ferrari. I’ll go with the flash. GRIN
Now your revealing too much!
No, just know what I like. If I don’t know what I like, who will. Tee Hee xx
Italy has got lots of defections. But, as far as creativity concerns, I think italian people are more inspired (and inspiring) than lots of other europeans.
Agreed, they love beautiful things and it shows in what they build.
Definitely the Ferrari. The other looks too professional, and slow.
You would probably need a chauffeur for the Rolls. Neither would be fast in London traffic though.
Italian Stallion all the way, any day!
It was a lovely visit I have to admit.
This is a trick question, right?
A car aficionado friend of mine always recited:
“Gott schütze uns vor Regen, Wetter, Wind /
und Autos, die aus England sind.”
(God protect us from rain, weather, wind /
and cars made in England)
That’s funny. I believe Rolls Royce is owned by BMW now, does that even still make it British?
Half British, half German – but us that better or worse??? 😉
At any rate, will keep adoring Alfa Romeo.
British style with reliability of Germany.
I like that sentence about the car working. Nearly spit my coffee out just now. Lol.
I almost did too when he revved up the engine.
Lol. Your wit makes me happy!
Good choice, but not sure either of them are any good in London traffic. You can go faster on your bike!
Haha yeah definitely!
Very nice. My cousin used to do the upholstery for Aston Martin.
Closer than I’ll ever get!
Go and visit your local dealer – I wouldn’t wear the tracksuit down there though, or they’ll pretend to be closed for the day.