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Gallardo vs 550 sprint

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by G-force, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. G-force

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    Ok my wife whimped out but my buddy drove the 550 to the Pelican
    Hills event yesterday. From about 40 mph to about 120
    the Gallardo and the 550 did a little sprint.. The Gallardo got an early 3 car jump and gained only another car length or so before we shut them down
    (for upcoming traffic safety). I was surprised the 550 did better than I thought it would.It was no cakewalk.
     
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  3. Mark(study)

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    What's the HP on a 550 12 ?
     
  4. bostonmini

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    485 BHP...allegedly...doubting all far numbersthese days...interestingly, lambos used to be ridiculously overstated, now are conservative!!!
     
  5. G-force

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    If K&N decides to do a Gallardo application they will use my car and
    I'll get a before and after dyno done.
     
  6. allanlambo

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    4 car lengths in only 80mph is a BIG difference. You should run them from a dead stop and video it. Or do a roll on to 180mph and then see the difference.
     
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  8. G-force

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    on a toll road not heavily traveled but enough that neither of those things could be done.
     
  9. psychocabbage

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    I saw a 550 dyno in Dallas at 392 to the rear wheels..

    Not bad.. Perfect A/F too..
     
  10. G-force

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    I could believe those numbers.
     
  11. allanlambo

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    392 is not bad.
     
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  13. Senna1994

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    Have you raced a 550 with your Diablo SV?
     
  14. Willis360

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    Last year, one of our club members did 409 rwhp in his 550 (Tubi)
     
  15. allanlambo

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    Yes I have. They are not very fast. A Viper or a 996TT would also beat a 550.
     
  16. Bart

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    My dyno says 504 to 507 bhp to the flywheel.
    Nice meeting you Banana Yellow Car Boat.

    Pink Glasses!!!
     
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  18. allanlambo

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    A 996 Twin Turbo will walk all over a stock 550 all day long. Guys in stock TT's are turning 11.90's all day long. A 550 couldnt run close to that unless going downhill at a steep incline.
     
  19. spyderman

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    Wow, I thought the Lambo would be at least 7-8 car lenghts considering the weight diffrences, about 350 lbs. Good showing by the 550 :)

    It would be interesting to see the distance between them racing up to 160 MPH!
     
  20. allanlambo

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    I bet that 0-100mph there would be atleast an 8 car difference between the 2.
     
  21. spyderman

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    Allan, I would think that it could be possible for the Gallardo get 7-8 cars for it has a very good 4 wheel drive, therefore, easier to launch!

    But, the 30 MPH to 150 MPH would be the true life test between these two cars (or any two cars for that matter). It is very rare that someone would agree to drop their clutch from a standing start, more so when your car is 4 wheel drive (like my 996tt :) ).

    None the less it would be fun to watch these two at it ;)
     
  22. Mako99

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    It's all relative. In a straight line the two would be closer than on a track that's for sure.

    As an example, at the Hockenheim small track a 575M gets its a$$ handed to it by nearly three seconds by a Gallardo:

    1:15.1 - Ferrari 360
    1:14.7 - Ferrari 575M
    1:13.2 - Porsche GT3
    1:13.0 - Ferrari 360 Stradale
    1:11.8 - Lamborghini Gallardo

    Three seconds on a short track is an obliteration. Also it was nice to see the Gallardo finally put an end to the nonsense "But-the-Stradale-beats-it-on-a-track argument" that was floating around here for far too long.

    The three fastest cars on that list would make a pretty nice garage eh?
     
  23. G-force

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    I think if it had been from a dead stop it would have been much greater
    as the AWD would haVE a great launch.
    Also my Gallardo has about 1200 miles on it. It should loosen a bit more
    with a few more miles. At any rate the 550 (which has Tubi) was no
    slouch.
     
  24. white viper

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    i have beaten 2 550s in my viper
     
  25. Corsa

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    I have beaten MANY 996 with my 328.
     
  26. G-force

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    Hey I forgot the Gallardo had a weight penalty added....My wife weighs 100lbs!!
     
  27. allanlambo

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    So a Gallardo ladden with extra weight toasted a 550 with exhaust. I wonder what would happen if the Gallardo lost that 100pds and the 550 were stock.
     
  28. Aircon

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    ummmmmm...it would have won by more? Do i win a prize now?
     

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