Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.1 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 202 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $225k More than 65% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 4,499 cc Around 45% bigger engine
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:19.10 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 9.9 s Around 15% faster to 200kph
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Faster stopping from 60mph 99 ft vs 106 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,250 RPM Around 10% more revs
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
458 Italia 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 376,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010
City mileage 11 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG 15 MPG

design

Body style Coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57% 43%/57%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.75 in Ventilated Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front wheels 255/35 19 235/35 20
Wheel material Steel Aluminum alloy
Rear wheels 508/? 305 295/35 20
Wheel material Steel Aluminum alloy

road tests

Aventador  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 217 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 2.9 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 8.6 s 9.9 s
Distance 106 ft 99 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:16.50 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.0 7:38.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:35.40 1:36.22
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.60 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.32 0.33

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 2WD
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 4,499 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb 3,439 lb
Width 79.9 in 76.3 in
Height 44.7 in 47.8 in
Length 188.2 in 178.2 in
Front track width 68 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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