Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT3 RS 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.
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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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1/4 mile

The 100-mph mark should pass in around 6.5 seconds and the quarter-mile will take less than 11.
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Nurburgring 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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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).
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997 Mk1)

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger, 2.9 psi vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster stopping from 60mph 99 ft vs 106 ft More than 5% faster stopping from 60mph
Lighter curb weight 3,022 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
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A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.1 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 415 HP @ 7,600 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 9.2 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 193 mph 24 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 300 ft-lb @ 7,600 RPM Around 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 3,598 cc More than 80% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $123k More than 3x more expensive harder to own
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:25.0 vs 7:41.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs


911 GT3 RS  vs
Brand Porsche Lamborghini
Price 123,200 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006-2009 2011
City mileage 15 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 17 MPG


Body style 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Top type Hard removable Hard fixed


Drivetrain 2WD 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Paddle shifters Standard N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension McPherson struts, lower control arms, coil springs, gas pressurized twin-tube shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, Unknown Independent
Rear suspension Multi-link, anti-roll bar w/coil springs, Unknown Independent
Front brakes 15 in drilled Ventilated Discs 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.8 in drilled Ventilated Discs 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 255/35 19
Wheel material cast aluminum alloy Steel
Rear wheels 305/30 19 508/? 305
Wheel material cast aluminum alloy Steel

road tests

911 GT3 RS  vs
Top speed 193 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.8 s 2.9 s
0-100mph 9.2 s 5.8 s
Distance 99 ft 106 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.02 g 1.01 g
20.6km nurburgring time 7:41.0 7:25.0
Drag coefficient 0.29 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.28 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 415 HP @ 7,600 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 7,600 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Rear Mid
Weight distribution 38%/62% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist rack&pinionPAS


Displacement 3,598 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders 6 V12
Air compressor Turbocharger, 2.9 psi None
Compression ratio 12:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.94 in / 3.01 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,022 lb 3,472 lb
Width 72.9 in 79.9 in
Height 50.4 in 44.7 in
Length 175.8 in 188.2 in
Front track width 58.5 in 68 in
Ground clearance 4.6 in 5.7 in
Wheelbase 92.7 in 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
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