Road Tests Real world tests of Huayra vs Murciélago


Top speed

231 mph

Top Gear track time


1/4 mile

10.26 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Pagani Huayra

Reasons to consider the
Pagani Huayra

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Much more expensive sticker price $2.295M vs $311k Around 7.5x more expensive harder to own
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Sticky cornering g 1.66 g vs 1.07 g More than 55% sticky cornering g
Significantly more torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:13.80 vs 1:19.80 Around 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Faster in the quarter mile 10.26 s vs 11.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 231 mph vs 211 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,970 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Slightly bigger engine 6,496 cc vs 6,000 cc Around 10% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Huayra  vs
Brand Pagani Lamborghini
Price 2,295,000 311,100
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2004
City mileage 10 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG 12 MPG


Body style Coupe Fastback coupe


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,970 lb 3,671 lb
Width 80.2 in 81 in
Height 46 in 44.7 in
Length 181.3 in 181.5 in
Wheelbase 110 in 104.9 in

road tests

Huayra  vs
Top speed 231 mph 211 mph
1/4 mile 10.26 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.6 s
Lateral acceleration 1.66 g 1.07 g
Top gear time 1:13.80 1:19.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.07 lb/hp 5.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 44%/56% 42%/58%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,000 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Pagani Huayra
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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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