Brits really do have a sense of humor.
Fifth Gear*, the cinematically styled automotive show, once staged a good natured Lamborghini Gallardo versus Ducati 999 battle royale. After the nail-biting racetrack face-off, the Duc emerged victorious-- by only .44 of a second.
On the occasion of the launch of Lambo's souped up 10-cylinder, 523 horsepower supercar, the show once again threw Ducati's latest superbike-- the 160 horsepower 1098-- up against the Gallardo Superleggera, one of the hottest four-wheeled Italian exotics on the market.
Check out who won in this video clip (courtesy YouTube), and comment with any car versus bike musings that come to mind... and if you just can't stand to watch the Lamborghini intro, scan ahead to 2:48, where the motorcycle goodness commences.
* Fifth Gear was originally intended to replace Top Gear, which is hosted by the Jeremy Clarkson, the unapologetic sports car enthusiast who harbors a notorious hatred for motorcycles.