Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Veyron

0-60mph

Top speed

Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

Veyron
1:18.30

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Way higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 6,600 RPM Around 30% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,671 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Bugatti Veyron

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $311k More than 4.8x more expensive harder to own
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 90% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 211 mph 42 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 55% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 1.07 g More than 30% sticky cornering g
Faster to 100mph 5.1 s vs 7 s More than 25% faster to 100mph
Faster stopping from 60mph 103 ft vs 107 ft Around 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 6,496 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 7.3 s vs 10.2 s Around 30% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Veyron 
Brand Lamborghini Bugatti
Price 311,100 1,500,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2005
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, $898k, October 2012
City mileage 6 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 13 MPG

design

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

transmission

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: 3.09:1
2: 2.1:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.24:1
5: 1.06:1
6: 0.94:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.14:1 3.64:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport
Front wheels 245/35 18 265/22 20
Wheel material Alloy Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport
Rear wheels 335/30 18 365/25 21
Wheel material Alloy Forged Aluminum

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 211 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7 s 5.1 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 7.3 s
Distance 107 ft 103 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:18.30
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.33 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 44%/56%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 6.5L V12 Bugatti 8.0L W16
Displacement 6,496 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 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 3,671 lb 4,162 lb
Width 81 in 78.7 in
Height 44.7 in 47.4 in
Length 181.5 in 175.6 in
Front track width 64.4 in 67.5 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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