Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs Focus RS

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 14.2 s Around 30% faster at the drag strip
Much great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:32.20 More than 15% great lap time on the Top Gear track
A lot faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 13 s 2.2x faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 163 mph 54 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 2,500 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 21.1 s 2.5x faster to 200kph
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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,227 lb vs 3,472 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Aventador  vs
Focus RS 
Brand Lamborghini Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 11 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG 30 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 10.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,498 cc 2,500 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Aventador  vs
Focus RS 
Top speed 217 mph 163 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 14.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 5.7 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 13 s
0-200kph 8.6 s 21.1 s
Top gear time 1:16.50 1:32.20
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.0 8:26.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.60 1:16.60

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD FWD w/Quaife LSD
Shift system Automatic Manual
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 3,227 lb
Width 79.9 in 72.5 in
Height 44.7 in 58.4 in
Length 188.2 in 173.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 103.9 in
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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