Road Tests Real world tests of MP4-12C vs Aventador


So it should come as no surprise that Lamborghini’s new flagship can sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 10.5 sec.
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Top speed

Like many modern sports cars, the Aventador’s top gear exists to maximize fuel economy during high-speed cruising; the car actually reaches its 217-mph top speed in sixth.3. . . 2. . . 1.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)


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All that said, when waxing lyrical about his brand's latest achievement, Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winklemann isn't as enamored with the Aventador's dynamite acceleration, or stratospheric top speed, or single-family-home price tag as he is with the supercar's handling.
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Top Gear track time

Maximum piston speeds have been reduced from almost 24 m/s at 8000 RPM, the Murcielago's redline, compared to 21 m/s at 8250 RPM at the Aventador's redline, resulting in fewer frictional losses.
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1/4 mile

The 100-mph mark should pass in around 6.5 seconds and the quarter-mile will take less than 11.
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by Car and Driver (May, 2011)

Braking distance at 60mph

As with the fixed-roof model, the Roadster's other mechanical pleasantries include the aforementioned push-rod suspension with fixed damping, six-piston front calipers (over 15.74-inch carbon-ceramic rotors) and four-piston rear calipers (over 14.96-inch carbon-ceramic rotors).
Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe | by AutoBlog (Feb, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster stopping from 60mph 100 ft vs 106 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Lighter curb weight 3,161 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 8,250 RPM Around 5% more revs
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Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 70% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $229k Around 65% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 205 mph 12 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs


MP4-12C  vs
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 229,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 11 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 17 MPG


Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.35 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Unknown Independent
Front brakes 14.6 in Ventilated Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.8 in Ventilated Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 255/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Steel
Rear wheels 305/30 20 508/? 305
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Steel

road tests

MP4-12C  vs
Top speed 205 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.1 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 5.9 s 5.8 s
0-200kph 8.7 s 8.6 s
Distance 100 ft 106 ft
Top gear time 1:16.20 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0 7:25.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:34.50 1:35.40
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.70 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.32


Drivetrain 2WD 4WD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7


Displacement 3,799 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Compression ratio 8.7:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,161 lb 3,472 lb
Width 75.2 in 79.9 in
Height 47.2 in 44.7 in
Length 177.4 in 188.2 in
Front track width 65.2 in 68 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 106.3 in
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