Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Ferrari 599

Top speed

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
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Sticky cornering g 1.07 g vs 0.98 g Around 10% sticky cornering g
More expensive sticker price $311k vs $250k Around 25% more expensive harder to own
Slightly more torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 448 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 5,999 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Side view of Ferrari 599

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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano vs the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Ferrari 599 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 311,100 250,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2006
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, $389k, May 2007
City mileage 6 MPG 7 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 14 MPG

design

Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke Frank Stephenson
Platform Lamborghini Murcielago Ferrari 575M Maranello
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 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain 4x4 2WD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.09:1
2: 2.11:1
3: 1.57:1
4: 1.24:1
5: 1.07:1
6: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.14:1 4.18:1
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 Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Double wishbone, Unknown
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Ferrari 245/40 19 Pirellli PZero
Front wheels 245/35 18 245/40 19
Wheel material Alloy Cast Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Ferrari 305/35 20 Pirellli PZero
Rear wheels 335/30 18 305/35 20
Wheel material Alloy Cast Alloy

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Ferrari 599 
Top speed 211 mph 209 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7 s 6.8 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 10.3 s
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 0.98 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:21.20
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:47.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:12.0
Drag coefficient 0.33 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 6.1 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 611 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 448 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 8,400 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Weight distribution 42%/58% 48%/52%
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 Ferrari 6.0 L Tipo F140C V12
Displacement 6,496 cc 5,999 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.62 in / 2.96 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 3,726 lb
Width 81 in 77.2 in
Height 44.7 in 51.7 in
Length 181.5 in 183.7 in
Front track width 64.4 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 108.3 in
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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