Road Tests Real world tests of Diablo SV vs F40 US-Spec

0-60mph

Diablo SV
3.85 s
F40 US-Spec
3.8 s

Top speed

Diablo SV
203 mph
F40 US-Spec
201 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Diablo SV
11.9 s
F40 US-Spec
11.8 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 2,936 cc Around 95% bigger engine
Front view of Ferrari F40 US-Spec

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Ferrari F40 US-Spec

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More expensive sticker price $415k vs $238k Around 75% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,977 lb vs 3,366 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Diablo SV  vs
F40 US-Spec 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 238,000 415,000
Year 1999 1990
Highest auction price $160k, January 2001 1990 Ferrari F40, $753k, August 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.28 lb/hp 5.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM 515 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 446 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 424 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,700 cc 2,936 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 7.8:1
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
F40 US-Spec 
Top speed 203 mph 201 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.85 s 3.8 s
0-100mph 8.5 s 8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 2.53:1 2.9:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,366 lb 2,977 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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Ferrari F40 US-Spec
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