Road Tests Real world tests of Aventador vs Mustang GT


So it should come as no surprise that Lamborghini’s new flagship can sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 10.5 sec.
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Top speed

Like many modern sports cars, the Aventador’s top gear exists to maximize fuel economy during high-speed cruising; the car actually reaches its 217-mph top speed in sixth.3. . . 2. . . 1.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)


All that said, when waxing lyrical about his brand's latest achievement, Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winklemann isn't as enamored with the Aventador's dynamite acceleration, or stratospheric top speed, or single-family-home price tag as he is with the supercar's handling.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

The 100-mph mark should pass in around 6.5 seconds and the quarter-mile will take less than 11.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)

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 145 mph 72 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 13.7 s More than 25% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 13 s 2.2x faster to 100mph
Much more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine
Much higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 3,500 RPM More than 2.2x more revs
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM Around 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $28k Around 13.5x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 4,601 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Much faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 21.3 s 2.5x faster to 200kph
Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Aventador  vs
Mustang GT 
Brand Lamborghini Ford
Price 376,000 27,995
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010
City mileage 11 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp 11.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Weight distribution 43%/57% 53%/47%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

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 3,564 lb
Width 79.9 in 73.9 in
Height 44.7 in 55.6 in
Length 188.2 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 107.1 in

road tests

Aventador  vs
Mustang GT 
Top speed 217 mph 145 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 2.9 s 5.4 s
0-100mph 5.8 s 13 s
0-200kph 8.6 s 21.3 s


Drivetrain 4WD RWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 5


Displacement 6,498 cc 4,601 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Compression ratio 11.8:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in 3.6 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 3
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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