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

0-60mph

Top speed

MP4-12C
205 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

MP4-12C
1:16.20

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of McLaren MP4-12C

Reasons to consider the
McLaren MP4-12C

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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 107 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.20 vs 1:19.80 Around 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster to 60mph 3.1 s vs 3.6 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11 s vs 11.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 3,161 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 200kph 8.7 s vs 10.2 s Around 15% faster to 200kph
Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Much bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 3,799 cc More than 70% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $311k vs $229k More than 35% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 205 mph 6 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly more torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more powerful engine 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 5% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MP4-12C  vs
Murciélago 
Brand McLaren Lamborghini
Price 229,000 311,100
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2004
City mileage 11 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 12 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make McLaren SSG Lamborghini 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 4x4
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Engine make McLaren M838T Lamborghini 6.5L V12
Displacement 3,799 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.7:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in 3.46 in / 3.5 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Aluminum
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system McLaren dual VVT Lamborghini VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

MP4-12C  vs
Murciélago 
Top speed 205 mph 211 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.1 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 5.9 s 7 s
0-200kph 8.7 s 10.2 s
Distance 100 ft 107 ft
Top gear time 1:16.20 1:19.80
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0 7:40.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.70 1:11.80
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.35 lb/hp 5.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 591 HP @ 7,000 RPM 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 feet 41.2 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Unknown Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes 14.6 in Ventilated Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.8 in Ventilated Disc 14 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Front wheels 235/35 19 245/35 18
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Pirelli P Zero Rosso
Rear wheels 305/30 20 335/30 18
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Alloy

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,161 lb 3,671 lb
Width 75.2 in 81 in
Height 47.2 in 44.7 in
Length 177.4 in 181.5 in
Front track width 65.2 in 64.4 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.9 in
McLaren MP4-12C
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Comments

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The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV has the 0-60 in 3.16 and not in 2.8.Just check the Reviews.
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