Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Diablo SV

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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More powerful engine 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 11.9 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 203 mph 8 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $311k vs $238k More than 30% more expensive harder to own
Slightly faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 3.85 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 5,700 cc Around 15% bigger engine
Slightly more torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 446 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 200kph 10.2 s vs 12.5 s Around 20% faster to 200kph
Front view of Lamborghini Diablo SV

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Lighter curb weight 3,366 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 SV 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 311,100 238,000
Year 2004 1999
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 $160k, January 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 6.28 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 446 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 5,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.43 in / 3.15 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Diablo SV 
Top speed 211 mph 203 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.85 s
0-100mph 7 s 8.5 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 12.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.14:1 2.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,366 lb
Width 81 in 80.3 in
Height 44.7 in 43.9 in
Length 181.5 in 175.9 in
Front track width 64.4 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 104.3 in
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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