Road Tests Real world tests of S7 Twin Turbo Competition vs Lexus LFA

0-60mph

Top speed

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 201 mph 47 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more powerful engine 1,000 HP vs 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM More than 80% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.6 s vs 3.6 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
More expensive sticker price $555k vs $376k Around 50% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,991 cc vs 4,800 cc More than 45% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,950 lb vs 3,540 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Lexus LFA

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Lexus LFA

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Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 6,500 RPM Around 40% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Lexus LFA 
Brand Saleen Lexus
Price 555,000 375,875
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.95 lb/hp 6.4 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,000 HP 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,991 cc 4,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.8:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 4.12 in / 4 in 3.46 in / 3.11 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

S7 Twin Turbo Competition  vs
Lexus LFA 
Top speed 248 mph 201 mph
0-60mph 2.6 s 3.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip Differential RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC
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 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 508/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 305 508/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,950 lb 3,540 lb
Width 78.3 in 74.6 in
Height 41 in 48 in
Length 188 in 177.4 in
Front track width 68.8 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 63.2 in
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
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