Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Diablo GT

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

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 12.4 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 7 s vs 8.7 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 562 HP @ 7,300 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:40.0 vs 8:04.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 6,000 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 10.2 s vs 12.8 s More than 20% faster to 200kph
Front view of Lamborghini Diablo GT

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Lighter curb weight 3,344 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Diablo GT 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 311,100 309,000
Year 2004 1999-2000
Highway mileage 12 MPG 11 MPG

design

Body style Fastback coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.14:1 2.41:1

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 6,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 10.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Diablo GT 
Top speed 211 mph 209 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12.4 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7 s 8.7 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 12.8 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 8:04.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:14.40

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 5.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 562 HP @ 7,300 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 466 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc Brembo 13.98 in Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc Brembo 13.19 in Disc
Front wheels 245/35 18 457/? 216
Rear wheels 335/30 18 457/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,344 lb
Width 81 in 80.3 in
Height 44.7 in 43.9 in
Length 181.5 in 174.4 in
Front track width 64.4 in 63.4 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in 4.3 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 104.3 in
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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