Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs 458 Italia

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

Reasons to consider the
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Much bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 4,499 cc Around 45% bigger engine
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 202 mph 9 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Sticky cornering g 1.07 g vs 1.02 g Around 5% sticky cornering g
More torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $311k vs $225k Around 40% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Front view of Ferrari 458 Italia

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Faster stopping from 60mph 99 ft vs 107 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11.1 s vs 11.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 3.6 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,500 RPM More than 5% more revs
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,439 lb vs 3,671 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
458 Italia 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 311,100 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2010
City mileage 6 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 15 MPG

design

Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke Pininfarina
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani Nevio di Giusto
Platform Lamborghini Murcielago Ferrari F430
Generation Second Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual Ferrari 7-speed dual clutch automatic
Drivetrain 4x4 2WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Axle ratio 3.14:1 5.14:1
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 Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc 15.7 in Cross-drilled Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc 14.2 in Cross-drilled Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport F1 235/35ZR20 92Y
Front wheels 245/35 18 235/35 20
Wheel material Alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport F1 295/35ZR20 101Y
Rear wheels 335/30 18 295/35 20
Wheel material Alloy Aluminum alloy

road tests

Murciélago  vs
458 Italia 
Top speed 211 mph 202 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.3 s
0-100mph 7 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 9.9 s
Distance 107 ft 99 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.02 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:19.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:38.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:09.70
Drag coefficient 0.33 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 6.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 570 HP @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 398 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 9,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet 37.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 6.5L V12 Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 6,496 cc 4,499 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.7 in / 3.19 in
Block material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VVT Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,439 lb
Width 81 in 76.3 in
Height 44.7 in 47.8 in
Length 181.5 in 178.2 in
Front track width 64.4 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 104.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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