Impracticality comes in many shapes and sizes, and that's as true in automotive terms as it is anywhere else. Consider this: Depending on a series of lifestyle choices, a Honda Civic could prove just as useless for one man as a Ford F450 Super Duty would for another.

If there's one segment of the auto market where being practical means absolutely nothing, though, it's supercars. When the goal is blitzing a race track, laying down a thick coating of rubber or attracting members of the opposite sex, the number of grocery bags that can fit in the trunk is completely beside the point.

The boys from Hot Rod decided to put impracticality to the ultimate test by pitting a vintage 1930 Ford Model A rat rod against a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador in a series of tests over a period of 24 hours. So... was one less practical than the other? Scroll down below to see for yourself, and feel free to discuss the results in the Comments.


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      Jonathan Arena
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very interesting show... Those guys seem like a lot of fun to hang out with. I also had a bit of an issue with the one dude saying how "not fast" the lambo is, because by every measure of the word, that aventador is ridiculously fast. I guess with all the awd and german refinement the car just doesn't FEEL as fast as it really is.
      Bobby Robinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's about the corners, my friend. The dude in the video that states the Lambo, "is not $400,000 fast" should try driving it on a road course to appreciate it little better. Dragsters are fast but impractical. I think it would be kind of awkward to go down to the local shopping mall or restaurant in a dragster, don't you? That's where the price of the Lamborghini comes in to play. It's somewhat comfortable to drive on a public street or highway, as well as a race track. I bet to these guys, a Bugatti Veyron is not worth the price either.
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      17:30 to start the reason I came here!
      sundell131313
      • 2 Years Ago
      that was a lot of fun to watch. if that guy says the aventador isnt 'that fast'...id like to know what car for him IS fast.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rat rods aren't "vintage". Hot rods are.
      creamwobbly
      • 2 Years Ago
      Roadkill -- is it named after that guy's chin?
      kos10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wooooooohooooohooooo, that what sex sounds like... Hahaha!!!
      Jack Jones
      • 2 Years Ago
      man...that old dude totally missed the point of a lambo....geez -.-
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw this video a couple days ago. It's a perfect example as to why Hot Rod guys need to stick to their cars and Super Car guys...well...at least they are a bit more "open-minded" than these clowns.
        rwt814
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Do we have our nose up in the air, or what?
      QCRamAir
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't remember the guy's name, but "the boss" of the two seemed like he was just trying too hard to dislike the Lamborghini. I understand these are hot rod and muscle car-guys, but still, the way he was trying to come up with reasons to talk down on the Lambo just seemed forced, and a little stupid. The other guy at least came off as having a more realistic view of the Lambo, or actually both cars, for that matter.
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      ..." the Lambo was not that fast" obviously he did not know how to drive the Lambo which is not meant to be driven like these two dudes want as in 1/4 mile.
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        If one of these guys was riding along with a professional driver flat out around the Nurburging he would for sure regret he ever got in the car without diapers.
      breakfastburrito
      • 2 Years Ago
      I find it hard to believe, that these two guys actually took such a kick@$$ premise, and made it hard to watch... Can't snake a driveway!? Can't launch an automatic lambo!? That guy needs a beer cozy and a couch.
        Badfish941
        • 2 Years Ago
        @breakfastburrito
        And I like how he said launch control on the Aventador "didn't launch that hard."compared to what?
          Mike B
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Badfish941
          @AMG THIS I get what he's talking about but those drag racers NEED a prepped dragstrip to do that, maybe I'm wrong though.
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