Road Tests Real world tests of S7 Twin Turbo Competition vs Murciélago

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

Reasons to consider the
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition

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Faster top speed 248 mph vs 211 mph 37 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,000 HP vs 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $555k vs $311k Around 80% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 2.6 s vs 3.6 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,950 lb vs 3,671 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 6,991 cc vs 6,496 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Side view of Lamborghini Murciélago

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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster

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Much higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 6,500 RPM More than 30% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Murciélago 
Brand Saleen Lamborghini
Price 555,000 311,100
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp 5.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,000 HP 632 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 8,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,991 cc 6,496 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.8:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.12 in / 4 in 3.46 in / 3.5 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Murciélago 
Top speed 248 mph 211 mph
0-60mph 2.6 s 3.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip Differential 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.86:1
2: 1.61:1
3: 1.14:1
4: 0.96:1
5: 0.81:1
6: 0.64:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1 3.14:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 14 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 245/35 18
Rear wheels 508/? 305 335/30 18

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,950 lb 3,671 lb
Width 78.3 in 81 in
Height 41 in 44.7 in
Length 188 in 181.5 in
Front track width 68.8 in 64.4 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 104.9 in
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
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Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
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