Road Tests Real world tests of GT500 vs Aventador

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby GT500

Reasons to consider the
Shelby GT500 Coupe

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Side view of Lamborghini Aventador

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 11.7 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 195 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $49k Around 7.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 5.8 s vs 7.7 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 6,498 cc vs 5,400 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,472 lb vs 3,813 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT500  vs
Aventador 
Brand Shelby Lamborghini
Price 49,495 376,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 15 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.93 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 511 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Weight distribution 56%/44% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 255/35 19
Rear wheels 483/? 241 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,813 lb 3,472 lb
Width 73.9 in 79.9 in
Height 54.5 in 44.7 in
Length 188.2 in 188.2 in
Front track width 61.9 in 68 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 106.3 in

road tests

GT500  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 195 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.5 s 2.7 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 5.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,400 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.4:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 4.2 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Shelby GT500 Coupe
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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