997 GT2 vs. Murcielago LP-640 at the track

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by ajzahn, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. 997 GT3 berats LP-640 at the track

    Autozeitung and prfessional race driver Kurt Thiim took the Porsche 997 GT3 and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 to the Hockeheim short track for a head-to-head comparo:

    1:12.86 -- 128.37 km/h - Porsche 997 GT2, 530 PS/1486 kg
    1:13.61 -- 127.31 km/h - Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, 640 PS/1804 kg

    (Autozeitung Powercars 05/08)
     
  2. 997 GT3 beats LP-640 at the track

    specs as tested:

    Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
    V12, 6.495 ccm
    compresion 10:1
    650 PS @ 8,000 rpm
    660 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
    6-speed semi-auto, AWD
    Pirelli P Zero Corsa, 245/35 ZR 18 and 335/30 ZR 17 in front/rear
    1,804 kg

    0-100 km/h: 3.2 s
    0-160 km/h: 7.1 s
    0-200 km/h: 10.5 s
    Vmax: 340 km/h
    100-0 km/h: 32.8 m

    av. fuel consumption: 24.7 l
    MSRP: 285,600 EUR


    Porsche 997 GT2
    flat-6 bi-turbo, 3.600 ccm
    compression 9.0:1
    530 PS @ 6,000 rpm
    680 Nm @ 2,200-4,500 rpm
    6-speed manual, RWD with limited slip differential
    Michelin Pilot Cup Sport, 235/35 ZR 19 and 325/30 ZR 19 in front/rear
    1,486 kg

    0-100 km/h: 3.6 s
    0-160 km/h: 7.2 s
    0-200 km/h: 10.8 s
    Vmax: 329 km/h
    100-0 km/h: 32.0 m

    av. fuel consumption: 14.6 l
    MSRP: 189,496 EUR


    verdict:
    here two Kings if the Raod come together, two different interpretations of the true super sportscar. The 997 GT3 wins with being 0.8 secs. quicker than the LP-640 at the race track. But it chalalnegs the driver like no other, being really fast makes you sweat. The GT2 is always in motion, the boost of the engine is always there. The adjustable suspension, semi-slicks and the low weight make it a perfect and complete package.

    From Italy comes the counterpart: 1.8 tons of weight, 640 PS horsepower, high-revving V12 and WAD - pure fascination. Cons: narrow tires at the front axle limit the LP-640 at the track (causing some understeer). Seats also could be better. The Italian beast needs a lot of space, long straight, fast turns, that lets it explode. Here ti is more stable and comfortable than the Porsche.

    Remarkable: the ceramic disk brakes of both contrahents are state-of-the art, the limits are only set by the grip of the tires.
     
  3. specs as tested:

    Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640
    V12, 6.495 ccm
    compresion 10:1
    650 PS @ 8,000 rpm
    660 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
    6-speed semi-auto, AWD
    Pirelli P Zero Corsa, 245/35 ZR 18 and 335/30 ZR 17 in front/rear
    1,804 kg

    0-100 km/h: 3.2 s
    0-160 km/h: 7.1 s
    0-200 km/h: 10.5 s
    Vmax: 340 km/h
    100-0 km/h: 32.8 m

    av. fuel consumption: 24.7 l
    MSRP: 285,600 EUR


    Porsche 997 GT2
    flat-6 bi-turbo, 3.600 ccm
    compression 9.0:1
    530 PS @ 6,000 rpm
    680 Nm @ 2,200-4,500 rpm
    6-speed manual, RWD with limited slip differential
    Michelin Pilot Cup Sport, 235/35 ZR 19 and 325/30 ZR 19 in front/rear
    1,486 kg

    0-100 km/h: 3.6 s
    0-160 km/h: 7.2 s
    0-200 km/h: 10.8 s
    Vmax: 329 km/h
    100-0 km/h: 32.0 m

    av. fuel consumption: 14.6 l
    MSRP: 189,496 EUR


    verdict:
    here two Kings if the Raod come together, two different interpretations of the true super sportscar. The 997 GT3 wins with being 0.8 secs. quicker than the LP-640 at the race track. But it chalalnegs the driver like no other, being really fast makes you sweat. The GT2 is always in motion, the boost of the engine is always there. The adjustable suspension, semi-slicks and the low weight make it a perfect and complete package.

    From Italy comes the counterpart: 1.8 tons of weight, 640 PS horsepower, high-revving V12 and WAD - pure fascination. Cons: narrow tires at the front axle limit the LP-640 at the track (causing some understeer). Seats also could be better. The Italian beast needs a lot of space, long straight, fast turns, that lets it explode. Here ti is more stable and comfortable than the Porsche.

    Remarkable: the ceramic disk brakes of both contrahents are state-of-the art, the limits are only defined by the grip of the tires. (here the Porsche again take some advantage out to the Michelin Pilot Cup Sport tires)
     
  4. Feels nice to have a 190K car that pwns a 285K car in almost every aspect
     
  5. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
     
  6. the LP640 did very well considering the 700 lbs weight disadvantage. and it was quicker in a straight line.
     
  7. Dayum i didn't know the LP640 was that heavy. thats ridiculous
     
  8. odd that the GT2 was 3 seconds a lap slower than when SA did a test earlier this year.
     
  9. SA probably had the suspension set up for the track. The LP is also almost 2 sec a lap slower then SA did.
     
  10. LP640 looks 1000 times better
     
  11. old project
     
  12. probably more due to track conditions/driver than setup considering both were quite a bit slower.

    edit: Could also be a different timing method, like flying lap vs standing one.
     
  13. pretty good time for the Lambo !
     
  14. perhaps its a slightly different track set up.
     
  15. feels nice to have a 6 years old overweighted gt which is just 0.8 sec slower than the most hardcore porsche on the market.
     
  16. yeah, but having the porsche feels nicer

    OLOL
     
  17. why does losing in a race feel nicer?
     
  18. ... the porsche won.
     
  19. NOT N A STR8 LINE DOOD
     
  20. how many people are gonna be racing an LP640 against other cars at 10/10ths on a track?

    in a roll-on race or from a dig the LP640 has it.
     
  21. drag racing is only fun for you americans as true racing involves more skill than a gas pedal and electronics <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    Porsche rules!
     
  22. LOL! SO FUNNY!
     
  23. im not american.

    in the real world, the lambo wins.
     
  24. and from a dig or roll both of these cars get smashed by 10,000 dollar F-bodies.

    I bet more people would be racing LP640s and GT2s on tracks than would be just drag racing them. They only sold a couple hundred 996 GT2s in america, yet ive seen 5 different ones on the track. Heck, ive only seen one ever on the street other than ours, and I think it was a friend of ours who tracks his.
     
  25. in the real world the Porsche performs at the same level as the LP640, costs 80k less and also consumes an average of than 10 liters per 100 kilometers less than the LP640
     

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