Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

Gallardo
4.7 s

Top speed

Gallardo
191 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo
8.4 s

Top Gear track time

Gallardo
1:25.80
Koenigsegg CCX
1:17.60

1/4 mile

Gallardo
12.3 s

Nurburgring time

Gallardo
7:52.0
Koenigsegg CCX
7:33.60

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Gallardo

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Gallardo

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Slightly bigger engine 4,961 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 5% bigger engine
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Much sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 1.07 g More than 30% sticky cornering g
Much more expensive sticker price $695k vs $166k Around 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 191 mph 51 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 12.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Way more more powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:17.60 vs 1:25.80 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Significantly more torque 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 6.5 s vs 8.4 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
Faster to 200kph 9.3 s vs 13 s Around 30% faster to 200kph
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,153 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Gallardo  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand Lamborghini Koenigsegg
Price 166,000 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2008 2006
Highest auction price $128k, January 2013 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, $381k, October 2012
City mileage 9 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG 18 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard removable

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Viscous Traction System 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# 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: 0.71:1
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.19 in Disc 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 255/35 19
Rear wheels 483/? 279 335/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 2,822 lb
Width 74.8 in 78.6 in
Height 45.9 in 44.1 in
Length 169.3 in 169 in
Wheelbase 100.7 in 104.7 in

road tests

Gallardo  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 191 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 13 s 9.3 s
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:25.80 1:17.60
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:33.60

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.31 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 45%/55%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 feet 36.1 feet
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,961 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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