Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster vs Reventón

0-60mph

Top speed

Roadster Base
119 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Roadster

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Base

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,500 lb vs 3,671 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Lamborghini Reventón

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Lamborghini Reventón Coupe

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Faster top speed 221 mph vs 119 mph 102 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $1M vs $109k Around 9.2x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine
Significantly more torque 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 7.6 s vs 11.1 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12.7 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster  vs
Reventón 
Brand Tesla Lamborghini
Price 109,000 1,000,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2007-2009

design

Body style Coupe Fastback coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 2 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.65:1
2: 2.1:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.24:1
5: 1.06:1
6: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.12:1 3.14:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.93 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 13.95 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 175/55 16 245/35 18
Rear wheels 406/? 152 335/30 18

road tests

Roadster  vs
Reventón 
Top speed 119 mph 221 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 11.6 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 11.1 s 7.6 s
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 5.73 lb/hp
Maximum hp 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM 641 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 35%/65% 42%/58%
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas
Valvetrain Unknown Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,500 lb 3,671 lb
Width 73.7 in 80.9 in
Height 44.4 in 44.6 in
Length 155.4 in 184.7 in
Front track width 57.6 in 64.26 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 104.73 in
Tesla Roadster Base
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Lamborghini Reventón Coupe
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