Normally, both of these cars are four-wheel-drive. Here, they’re both rear-wheel-drive. Usually, because these are supercars, the manufacturers would find some tenuous justification for charging more money) for fewer driven wheels. But no, these two newcomers are the entry-level versions of the Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan.
No point delaying: If you enjoy road driving and have already decided that the R8 or the Huracan is for you, then these are the variants to go for. They may be the most affordable versions, but they’re also the sweetest-handling, best-balanced, and most enjoyable cars in their respective ranges. I know the dealer will be trying to upsell you, and that some perverted sense of status means you may want to spend more, but don’t worry, you can still do that: The Lambo’s Viola Mel paint is £12,885 (P813,000). And while you might be thinking 4WD is safer, supercars are better with a frisson of edge and snap. Plus, you save weight as well as money.
But before I get carried away with telling you how they differ (and they do) and which one’s best (one is), I’d like to fill you in on some history, because it will give you an understanding of what’s going on here.