But I am making $8 an hour plus tips. In stark contrast to what I expected - and to the scene I caused in the Domino's lot - none of the customers notice the Lambo, no matter how close I park to their front doors. This scientific research has brought me to the conclusion that the hungry human being cannot see a supercar once he has smelled warm pizza. From now on, I will carry a warm pizza with which to distract the police officer should I ever get pulled over for speeding in a Ferrari.
And speaking of Ferrari, it's time to try the F430. This particular yellow Ferrari is a Spider, which I drive with the top down to help more effectively spread the aroma of pizza in my wake. Ferrari's V-8 produces almost 70 hp less than the Lamborghini's V-10, but what it lacks in thrust, it makes up for in sound and feel. The Lambo's wail - a slightly distant and wildly ferocious exhaust growl - is no match for the Ferrari's orchestral serenade. The V-8's yowl is so loud it sounds as if it's happening inside your head, and every exhaust valve sounds like it's exhaling through its own vacuum-tube-amplified trumpet.
In normal driving and in pizza delivering, though, the Ferrari can't touch the Lamborghini's everyday livability. Critics have lamented parent company Audi's influence in the Gallardo's interior, but that input has bestowed the LP560-4 with well-integrated, easy-to-use electronics systems. Both cars have automatic climate control, but the Gallardo's offers two zones and is quieter and more accurate. The F430's available front and rear parking sensors aren't as helpful as the Lambo's backup camera. Heated seats aren't offered on the F430, and the navigation system is an afterthought, simply part of the Becker stereo system. While any nav system is better than using crust crumbs to find your way home, the Ferrari's small, no-map screen is no match for the Gallardo's big color display. Crucially, the Ferrari doesn't offer the Lamborghini's front-end lifting system. Given the F430's long and low front overhang, I don't even attempt some driveways that the Lamborghini can handle without danger of scraping.
The F430's biggest problem in daily use, however, is its gearbox. The F430's F1 automated manual set the bar years ago, but the Lambo's newly updated E-gear transmission is much better programmed, particularly for low-speed maneuvers. Starting slowly up a hill in the Ferrari often results in the scent of burnt clutch, and the F430 even stalls a few times.