Road Tests Real world tests of G8 GXP vs Aventador

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Pontiac G8 GXP

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Pontiac G8 GXP

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Pontiac G8 GXP vs the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe.

Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Faster top speed 217 mph vs 146 mph 71 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 13 s More than 20% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 11.1 s Around 50% faster to 100mph
Way more more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 415 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $40k Around 9.5x more expensive harder to own
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 416 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,472 lb vs 4,022 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

G8 GXP  vs
Aventador 
Brand Pontiac Lamborghini
Price 39,995 376,000
Year 2008 2011
City mileage 13 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.69 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 415 HP @ 6,000 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 416 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,022 lb 3,472 lb
Width 74.8 in 79.9 in
Height 57.7 in 44.7 in
Length 196.1 in 188.2 in
Front track width 62.7 in 68 in
Wheelbase 114.8 in 106.3 in

road tests

G8 GXP  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 146 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 13 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 11.1 s 5.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 6,200 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.7:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 4.09 in / 3.62 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4
Pontiac G8 GXP
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