Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo Superleggera vs Veyron


Gallardo Superleggera Veyron @
Despite a curb weight of 4,162 pounds, Bugatti's Grand Sport is capable of blasting to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with the help of launch control.
Veyron | by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Top speed

253 mph
Gallardo Superleggera Veyron @
At its top speed of 253 mph [as tested by C/D, November 2005], it is traveling 371 feet per second and will empty its 26.4-gallon tank in 19 minutes.
Veyron | by Car and Driver (Dec, 2008)


Gallardo Superleggera Veyron @
While the GT-R's acceleration to 100 mph is impressive, the Bugatti maintains the same relentless thrust way beyond 200 mph.
Veyron | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

Gallardo Superleggera Veyron @
Bugatti says it runs the quarter-mile in 10.0 seconds.
Veyron | by

Nurburgring time

On good gas (say 93 octane or better), it is rated at 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.
Veyron | by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Braking distance at 60mph

The car is equipped with huge carbon-ceramic brakes: 15.7 inches in front with eight-piston, four-pad calipers, and 15.0 inches in back with six-piston, two-pad calipers.
Veyron | by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,998 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $166k More than 9x more expensive harder to own
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 376 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 195 mph 58 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 523 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 90% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 8 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 4,961 cc More than 60% bigger engine
Faster stopping from 60mph 103 ft vs 109 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Faster to 200kph 7.3 s vs 12.1 s Around 40% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Gallardo Superleggera  vs
Brand Lamborghini Bugatti
Price 166,000 1,500,000
Year 2007-2008 2005
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Supperleggera, $159k, August 2009 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, $898k, October 2012
City mileage 9 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 16 MPG 13 MPG
Number built 172 300


Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke Jozef Kaban
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani Wolfgang Schreiber
Platform Lamborghini Gallardo Diablo VT
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual Bugatti DSG 7-speed
Drivetrain 4x4 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 3.31:1
2: 2.05:1
3: 1.46:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.94:1
6: 0.78:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.6:1 3.64:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.4 in Ventilated Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 13.2 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa Michelin Pilot Sport
Front wheels 235/35 19 265/22 20
Wheel material Alloy Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa Michelin Pilot Sport
Rear wheels 295/30 19 365/25 21
Wheel material Alloy Forged Aluminum

road tests

Gallardo Superleggera  vs
Top speed 195 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 8 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 12.1 s 7.3 s
Distance 109 ft 103 ft
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.60 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.36

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.73 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 523 HP @ 8,000 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 376 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 44%/56%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 feet 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Engine make Lamborghini 5.0L V10 Bugatti 8.0L W16
Displacement 4,961 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V10 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Block material Aluminum Alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum Alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VVT Bugatti VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,998 lb 4,162 lb
Width 74.8 in 78.7 in
Height 45.9 in 47.4 in
Length 169.3 in 175.6 in
Front track width 63.9 in 67.5 in
Ground clearance 5.1 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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