Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo vs Aventador


So it should come as no surprise that Lamborghini’s new flagship can sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 10.5 sec.
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Top speed

Like many modern sports cars, the Aventador’s top gear exists to maximize fuel economy during high-speed cruising; the car actually reaches its 217-mph top speed in sixth.3. . . 2. . . 1.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)


All that said, when waxing lyrical about his brand's latest achievement, Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winklemann isn't as enamored with the Aventador's dynamite acceleration, or stratospheric top speed, or single-family-home price tag as he is with the supercar's handling.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by MotorTrend

Top Gear track time

Maximum piston speeds have been reduced from almost 24 m/s at 8000 RPM, the Murcielago's redline, compared to 21 m/s at 8250 RPM at the Aventador's redline, resulting in fewer frictional losses.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

The 100-mph mark should pass in around 6.5 seconds and the quarter-mile will take less than 11.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)

Braking distance at 60mph

As with the fixed-roof model, the Roadster's other mechanical pleasantries include the aforementioned push-rod suspension with fixed damping, six-piston front calipers (over 15.74-inch carbon-ceramic rotors) and four-piston rear calipers (over 14.96-inch carbon-ceramic rotors).
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by AutoBlog (Feb, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Sticky cornering g 1.07 g vs 1.01 g More than 5% sticky cornering g
Lighter curb weight 3,153 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.3 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:25.80 More than 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 191 mph 26 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $376k vs $166k More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 8.4 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Way more more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 40% stronger engine
Faster stopping from 60mph 106 ft vs 114 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 4,961 cc More than 30% bigger engine
A lot faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 13 s Around 35% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Gallardo  vs
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 166,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2008 2011
City mileage 9 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 15 MPG 17 MPG


Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed


Drivetrain 4WD w/Viscous Traction System 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7


Displacement 4,961 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V10 V12
Air compressor None None
Compression ratio 11:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Gallardo  vs
Top speed 191 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 5.8 s
0-200kph 13 s 8.6 s
Distance 114 ft 106 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.01 g
Top gear time 1:25.80 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:25.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:08.60

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.31 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,100 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Steering system Unknown rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.19 in Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 255/35 19
Rear wheels 483/? 279 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 3,472 lb
Width 74.8 in 79.9 in
Height 45.9 in 44.7 in
Length 169.3 in 188.2 in
Front track width 63.9 in 68 in
Wheelbase 100.7 in 106.3 in
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