How the hell did that happen? The Aventador SVJ was supposed to win this drag race with its hands tied behind its back. But the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 had other plans.
The big brother in the family is always under pressure to be at the top of his game, every time and every day. So the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ must be quicker, faster and more powerful than the Lamborghini Huracan. If it has everything to keep its edge sharp on paper and has in more occasions than one has proved that it is a formidable force of nature against its competition. So how in god’s name did a Huracan LP 610-4 beat the Aventador SVJ in a quarter mile drag race?
Let’s bring some numbers from the aforementioned sheets of paper to the table. The Aventador SVJ has a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 which churns out 746 hp of power and 531 lb-ft of torque. That renders it with the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will bring up an evil grin on the driver’s face at 217 mph. And there’s the carbon-fiber addiction which lowers the weight.
The Huracan LP 610-4 obviously is less powerful and packs less torque than the Aventador SVJ. The 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 produces 602 hp of power and 413 lb-ft of torque. Understandably enough, the Huracan is slower and not as fast as the Aventador SVJ.
So how did it end up beating the far superior supercar? The technical explanation attributes the win to the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission of the Huracan LP 610-4. The Aventador SVJ, on the other hand, employs a 7-speed Independent Shifting Road gearbox – a single-clutch automated unit. And maybe a bit of credit goes to the Huracan driver for milking the best out of the car in that crucial quarter mile.
By the way, stretch the race distance out some more and the Huracan won’t even stand a chance against the sheer power of the Aventador SVJ.Read more…