Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs Ariel Atom

Top speed


Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 170 mph 47 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly more torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM Around 90% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.2 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 3,000 cc Around 2.2x bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $225k More than 65% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Ariel Atom

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Ariel Atom V8 500

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 3,472 lb 2.9x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Aventador  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Lamborghini Ariel
Price 376,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2008


Body style Coupe Roadster


Drivetrain 4WD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.75 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb 1,210 lb

road tests

Aventador  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 217 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.3 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 5.4 s
Top gear time 1:16.50 1:15.10

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,498 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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