Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs Corvette

Top speed

Nurburgring time

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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A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM 40% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 8.3 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 198 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $74k More than 5x more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 20% more revs
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 6,498 cc Around 10% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Aventador  vs
Corvette 
Brand Lamborghini Chevrolet
Price 376,000 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 11 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,498 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Aventador  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 217 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 12 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 8.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.0 7:22.68
Laguna seca lap time 1:35.40 1:34.43
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.60 1:08.70

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
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
Front wheels 255/35 19 285/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 305 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb 3,130 lb
Width 79.9 in 76 in
Height 44.7 in 49.1 in
Length 188.2 in 174.6 in
Front track width 68 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 105.7 in
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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