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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 738 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
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Much faster stopping from 60mph 106 ft vs 152 ft More than 30% faster stopping from 60mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.7 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:16.50 vs 1:23.0 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 199 mph 18 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Sticky cornering g 1.01 g vs 0.93 g Around 10% sticky cornering g
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 7.6 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
Much higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 35% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,472 lb vs 4,345 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $300k More than 25% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 5,980 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 8.6 s vs 10.9 s More than 20% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

SL 65 AMG Black Series  vs
Aventador 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Lamborghini
Price 300,000 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2011
City mileage 11 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 18 MPG 17 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.49 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 670 HP @ 5,400 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 738 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,200 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Weight distribution 52%/48% 43%/57%
Steering system Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension 4 link, Independent Independent
Rear suspension Multi-link, anti-roll bar w/coil springs, Independent Independent
Front brakes Mercedes-Benz 15.3 in Ventilated Discs 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Mercedes-Benz 14.1 in Ventilated Discs 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 255/35 19
Wheel material Alloy Steel
Rear wheels 508/? 292 508/? 305
Wheel material Alloy Steel

road tests

SL 65 AMG Black Series  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 199 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 5.8 s
0-200kph 10.9 s 8.6 s
Distance 152 ft 106 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g 1.01 g
Top gear time 1:23.0 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:51.0 7:25.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.20 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.29 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD 4WD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 7
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up N/A

engine

Displacement 5,980 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 3 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,345 lb 3,472 lb
Width 77.1 in 79.9 in
Height 51.4 in 44.7 in
Length 180.7 in 188.2 in
Front track width 66.3 in 68 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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