Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo vs Ferrari F430

0-60mph

Gallardo
4.7 s
430 Scuderia
3.5 s

Top speed

Gallardo
191 mph
430 Scuderia
190 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo
8.4 s
430 Scuderia
7.1 s

Top Gear track time

Gallardo
1:25.80
430 Scuderia
1:19.70

1/4 mile

Gallardo
12.3 s
430 Scuderia
11.5 s

Nurburgring time

Gallardo
7:52.0
430 Scuderia
7:40.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Gallardo

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Gallardo

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Sticky cornering g 1.07 g vs 0.95 g Around 15% sticky cornering g
Bigger engine 4,961 cc vs 4,308 cc More than 15% bigger engine
Side view of Ferrari F430

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A lot faster stopping from 60mph 93 ft vs 114 ft Around 20% faster stopping from 60mph
A lot faster to 60mph 3.5 s vs 4.7 s More than 25% faster to 60mph
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.70 vs 1:25.80 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.3 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $263k vs $166k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 8,640 RPM vs 8,100 RPM More than 5% more revs
Faster to 200kph 11 s vs 13 s More than 15% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Gallardo  vs
Ferrari F430 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 166,000 263,157
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2008 2007
City mileage 9 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG 14 MPG

design

Body style Coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.31 lb/hp 5.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 503 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 347 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Max RPM 8,100 RPM 8,640 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 42%/58%
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc Brembo 15.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.19 in Disc Brembo 13.7 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 225/35 19
Rear wheels 483/? 279 285/35 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 2,976 lb
Width 74.8 in 75.7 in
Height 45.9 in 47.2 in
Length 169.3 in 177.6 in
Front track width 63.9 in 65.7 in
Wheelbase 100.7 in 102.4 in

road tests

Gallardo  vs
Ferrari F430 
Top speed 191 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 3.5 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 7.1 s
0-200kph 13 s 11 s
Distance 114 ft 93 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 0.95 g
Top gear time 1:25.80 1:19.70
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:40.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:03.60 1:08.31
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:10.30

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Viscous Traction System 2WD
Shift system Manual Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional 6speed manual or 6 speed sequential
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.56:1
2: 1.85:1
3: 1.42:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.94:1
6: 0.82:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1 4.44:1

engine

Displacement 4,961 cc 4,308 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.88:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.62 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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