Road Tests Real world tests of Murciélago vs Gallardo

0-60mph

Top speed

Gallardo
191 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

Gallardo
1:25.80

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 4.7 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:19.80 vs 1:25.80 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 191 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.3 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $311k vs $166k More than 85% more expensive harder to own
Faster stopping from 60mph 107 ft vs 114 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
More powerful engine 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 4,961 cc More than 30% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 10.2 s vs 13 s More than 20% faster to 200kph
Higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 8,100 RPM Around 5% more revs
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Lighter curb weight 3,153 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Murciélago  vs
Gallardo 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 311,100 166,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004 2003-2008
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, $253k, August 2009 $128k, January 2013
City mileage 6 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 12 MPG 15 MPG

design

Body style Fastback coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4WD w/Viscous Traction System
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.09:1
2: 2.1:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.24:1
5: 1.06:1
6: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.14:1 3.08:1

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 4,961 cc
Cylinders V12 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 3.25 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Murciélago  vs
Gallardo 
Top speed 211 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 7 s 8.4 s
0-200kph 10.2 s 13 s
Distance 107 ft 114 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.07 g 1.07 g
Top gear time 1:19.80 1:25.80
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:52.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.80 1:11.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.81 lb/hp 6.31 lb/hp
Maximum hp 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 8,100 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.2 feet 37.7 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc Brembo 14.37 in Disc
Rear brakes 14 in Ventilated Disc Brembo 13.19 in Disc
Front wheels 245/35 18 235/35 19
Rear wheels 335/30 18 483/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 3,153 lb
Width 81 in 74.8 in
Height 44.7 in 45.9 in
Length 181.5 in 169.3 in
Front track width 64.4 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 104.9 in 100.7 in
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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