Millionaires are taking time away from their super-yachts to wrestle with a long established Ferrari vs. Aston Martin dilemma
Millionaires are taking time away from their super-yachts to wrestle with a long established Ferrari vs. Aston Martin dilemma – which is best? This conundrum leaves buyers in a pickle as they struggle to decide where to invest their cash. However, most prospective owners have wallets the size of a truck so why not buy two vehicles?Motoring.co.uk's new car section makes it easy to find these prestigious machines. For example, the database reveals the Ferrari F430 is listed for £139,175 - £153,275. This 4.3-litre 483-510bhp beast is therefore expensive even for millionaires, but the compensation is staggering performance. The Spider convertible hits 60mph in 4.1 seconds, the coupé in 4, and the mighty Scuderia in only 3.5 seconds. All variants reach roughly 200mph which is handy for escaping to convenient tax havens. For a comparable £121,342 - £133,342 wealthy motoring enthusiasts can purchase the shapely Aston Martin DB9. This 6.0-litre V12 rocket is available as a two-door coupé or, for those who spend the summer cruising through southern France, a curvaceous convertible. The 470bhp DB9 reaches 60mph in 4.6 seconds and relentlessly accelerates to an eye-watering 190mph. The DB9 is therefore slightly slower than the F430 but its sleek understated styling is far more appealing. So, if I was signing the cheque for only one of these astonishing machines, I would choose the Aston Martin DB9 and cruise to Monaco a happy man.