Road Tests Real world tests of Reventón vs Venom GT

0-60mph

Top speed

Reventón Coupe
221 mph
Venom GT
270 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Venom GT
9.95 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Reventón

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Reventón Coupe

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Slightly bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 6,205 cc Around 5% bigger engine
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Faster top speed 270 mph vs 221 mph 49 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster to 100mph 5.3 s vs 7.6 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 85% stronger engine
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 11.6 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Significantly more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM Around 75% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 5.73 lb/hp 2.5x better power-to-weight ratio
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,743 lb vs 3,671 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
A lot faster to 200kph 7 s vs 11.1 s More than 35% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Reventón  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Lamborghini Hennessey
Price 1,000,000 950,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2007-2009 2010
Number built 21 30

design

Chief designer Manfred Fitzgerald Steve Everitt
Body style Fastback coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD
Shift system Semi-automatic 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 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 14.93 in Ventilated Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 13.95 in Ventilated Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 245/35 18 265/30 19
Rear wheels 335/30 18 345/30 20

road tests

Reventón  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 221 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 2.5 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 5.3 s
0-200kph 11.1 s 7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.73 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,496 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.5 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,671 lb 2,743 lb
Width 80.9 in 77.2 in
Height 44.6 in 42.5 in
Length 184.7 in 183.3 in
Front track width 64.26 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 104.73 in 110.2 in
Lamborghini Reventón Coupe
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