Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Koenigsegg CCX

0-60mph

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
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Much bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 4,700 cc Around 40% bigger engine
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Much sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 1.07 g More than 30% sticky cornering g
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much more expensive sticker price $695k vs $311k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 211 mph 31 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 11.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:17.60 vs 1:19.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly faster to 200kph 9.3 s vs 10.2 s Around 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand Lamborghini Koenigsegg
Price 311,100 695,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2006
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, $381k, October 2012
City mileage 6 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 18 MPG

design

Platform Lamborghini Murcielago Koenigsegg CC Series
Body style Fastback coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard removable

transmission

Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual Clima 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
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 3.14:1 3.36:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Optional

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, Independent
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 245/35 18 255/35 19
Wheel material Alloy Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Rosso Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 335/30 18 335/30 20
Wheel material Alloy Magnesium alloy

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 211 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 7 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 9.3 s
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:17.60
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:33.60
Drag coefficient 0.33 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 45%/55%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet 36.1 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 6.5L V12 Koenigsegg V8
Displacement 6,496 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Block material Aluminum Cast Aluminium
Cylinder head material Aluminum Cast Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 2,822 lb
Width 81 in 78.6 in
Height 44.7 in 44.1 in
Length 181.5 in 169 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in 3.9 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 104.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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