And can we try that again from a dig? Bet the race looks a lot less spectacular when the lambo pulls out and then has to be run down.
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the ferrari is making 700 whp. the lambo is making about 560 AWHP. thats a huge difference at roll on speeds. when you consider that the ferrari also got a boost in torque with its new power and should be significantly lighter then you should easily deduce the outcome ferrari > lambo.
id like to see this redone when the aventador gets its kit installed. im thinking the outcome would be much different.
and also after relooking at the video it seems the ferrari driver was a little better. either the na car wasnt in its power band (being na it shouldnt really matter but we all know supercars have crap for torque stock) when they launched or all that displacement spools the hell outta the turbos in that ferrari. either way, two awesome cars.
listen to the revs the ferrari has during the first run. hes up there in the rpm band to keep those snails spooled. as soon as he hits it hes making big boost.
now granted, there are several exceptions but here are some examples...
M3 400+hp/295 its not really a supercar buuuuuut
458 Italia 562/ 398
gallardo 510/ 398
997 GT3 RS 4.0 500/339
R8 V8 414/317
R8 V10 518/391
its just that in my mind these numbers dont equate to much when im making the same torque (328 wheel on an old dyno before a much bigger turbo and proper software)
- Apparently the two have the same drag coefficients: .33
- (no idea on what the gear ratios of the Aventador are)
- The Aventador actually weighs LESS than the 458
- Different torque, yes. No dyno sheets available for either one, but you'd expect the Aventador to have a linear delivery and the 458 to peak once max boost kicks in, and then slowly drop (unless they're using big turbos, in which case peak boost will come in later in the powerband and torque will stay relatively flat from then on)
The Lamborghini is OVER 400 lbs heavier than the F458
I wouldn't trust Ferrari's claims on weight especially when they say "With lighter wheels and racing seats (and probably gutted other stuff that they're not telling you about.)
But I am still wrong by ~200lbs, so you got me there. But for some reason when I searched that info, it returned the Aventador's weight as ~3300 and the Ferrari's as ~3400.