Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Aventador

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 1.01 g More than 5% sticky cornering g
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Slightly higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 8,250 RPM Around 5% more revs
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:19.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 7 s More than 15% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $311k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 211 mph 6 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 10.2 s More than 15% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Aventador 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 311,100 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2011
City mileage 6 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 17 MPG

design

Body style Fastback coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Independent
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 245/35 18 255/35 19
Wheel material Alloy Steel
Rear wheels 335/30 18 508/? 305
Wheel material Alloy Steel

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 211 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7 s 5.8 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 8.6 s
Distance 107 ft 106 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.01 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:25.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.33 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up N/A

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,472 lb
Width 81 in 79.9 in
Height 44.7 in 44.7 in
Length 181.5 in 188.2 in
Front track width 64.4 in 68 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in 5.7 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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