Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Diablo VT

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

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 542 HP @ 7,100 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 204 mph 7 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 11.8 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,600 RPM More than 10% more revs
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 6,000 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Front view of Lamborghini Diablo VT

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Slightly faster to 60mph 3.4 s vs 3.6 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,575 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Diablo VT 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 311,100 275,400
Year 2004 2001
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 $138k, January 2010
City mileage 6 MPG 12 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 18 MPG

design

Body style Fastback coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 Mid Engine / 4WD with Viscous Traction
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.14:1 2.81:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,575 lb
Width 81 in 80.3 in
Height 44.7 in 43.5 in
Length 181.5 in 176 in
Front track width 64.4 in 63.4 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in 5.5 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 104.3 in

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Diablo VT 
Top speed 211 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 7 s 8.4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 6.6 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 542 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 459 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 7,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 41%/59%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

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
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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