Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Apollo

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
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.7 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7 s vs 9.76 s Around 30% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 4,200 cc Around 55% bigger engine
Side view of Gumpert Apollo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 224 mph vs 211 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:17.10 vs 1:19.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Lighter curb weight 2,640 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More powerful engine 691 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
Faster to 200kph 8.9 s vs 10.2 s Around 15% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Apollo 
Brand Lamborghini Gumpert
Price 311,100 344,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 3.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 691 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 4,200 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.66 in / 3.33 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 5

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 2,640 lb
Width 81 in 78.7 in
Height 44.7 in 43.9 in
Length 181.5 in 175.6 in
Front track width 64.4 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 106.3 in

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Apollo 
Top speed 211 mph 224 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.28 s
0-100mph 7 s 9.76 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 8.9 s
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:17.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:11.56
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:07.20

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD w/Torsen LSD, Adj ASR
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 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 245/35 18 483/? 254
Rear wheels 335/30 18 483/? 330
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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