Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs Veyron

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Top Gear track time

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Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Way higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 6,600 RPM 25% more revs
Slightly great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:18.30 Almost the same
Lighter curb weight 3,472 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $376k Around 4x more expensive harder to own
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 217 mph 36 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 1.01 g Around 40% sticky cornering g
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,498 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Slightly faster stopping from 60mph 103 ft vs 106 ft Around 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Aventador  vs
Veyron 
Brand Lamborghini Bugatti
Price 376,000 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2005
City mileage 11 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG 13 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 7 N/A
Paddle shifters N/A Standard, Left Down / Right Up

engine

Displacement 6,498 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb 4,162 lb
Width 79.9 in 78.7 in
Height 44.7 in 47.4 in
Length 188.2 in 175.6 in
Front track width 68 in 67.5 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes

road tests

Aventador  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 217 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.9 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 8.6 s 7.3 s
Distance 106 ft 103 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:16.50 1:18.30
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.0 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57% 44%/56%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes 15.75 in Ventilated Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 255/35 19 265/22 20
Wheel material Steel Forged Aluminum
Rear wheels 508/? 305 365/25 21
Wheel material Steel Forged Aluminum
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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