Road Tests Real world tests of Diablo SV vs Ferrari F40

0-60mph

Diablo SV
3.85 s
Ferrari F40
3.8 s

Top speed

Diablo SV
203 mph
Ferrari F40
201 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Diablo SV
11.9 s
Ferrari F40
11.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Diablo SV

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Diablo SV

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Much bigger engine 5,700 cc vs 3,000 cc 90% bigger engine
More powerful engine 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM vs 472 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Side view of Ferrari F40

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari F40

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Faster in the quarter mile 11.3 s vs 11.9 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $306k vs $238k Around 30% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,794 lb vs 3,366 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 200kph 10.4 s vs 12.5 s More than 15% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Diablo SV  vs
Ferrari F40 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 238,000 306,000
Year 1999 1987-1992

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.28 lb/hp 5.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM 472 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 446 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 426 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinion

engine

Displacement 5,700 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 7.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.15 in 3.23 in / 2.74 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Diablo SV  vs
Ferrari F40 
Top speed 203 mph 201 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.85 s 3.8 s
0-100mph 8.5 s 8 s
0-200kph 12.5 s 10.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 2.53:1 2.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 12.99 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.99 in Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,366 lb 2,794 lb
Width 80.3 in 78 in
Height 43.9 in 44.5 in
Length 175.9 in 174.4 in
Front track width 60.6 in 62.8 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 96.5 in
Lamborghini Diablo SV
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