Road Tests Real world tests of Miura P400 vs Diablo VT

0-60mph

Miura P400
6.3 s
Diablo VT
3.4 s

Top speed

Miura P400
163 mph
Diablo VT
204 mph

0-100mph

Miura P400
14.3 s
Diablo VT
8.4 s

1/4 mile

Miura P400
14.5 s
Diablo VT
11.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Miura P400

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Miura P400

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Lighter curb weight 2,601 lb vs 3,575 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Lamborghini Diablo VT

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Lamborghini Diablo VT

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.8 s vs 14.5 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 8.4 s vs 14.3 s More than 40% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 204 mph vs 163 mph 41 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 7,100 RPM vs 350 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 55% stronger engine
More torque 459 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,000 cc vs 3,929 cc Around 55% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $275k vs $21k More than 13x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Miura P400  vs
Diablo VT 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 21,000 275,400
Year 1968 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.43 lb/hp 6.6 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,000 RPM 542 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 459 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,700 RPM 7,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,929 cc 6,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.44 in 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,601 lb 3,575 lb
Width 70.1 in 80.3 in
Height 43.3 in 43.5 in
Length 172.8 in 176 in
Front track width 55.6 in 63.4 in
Wheelbase 98.6 in 104.3 in

road tests

Miura P400  vs
Diablo VT 
Top speed 163 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 6.3 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 14.3 s 8.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid-Engine / RWD Mid Engine / 4WD with Viscous Traction
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 4.09:1 2.81:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178 457/? 216
Rear wheels 381/? 178 457/? 330
Lamborghini Miura P400
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