Lamborghini Aventador Races Gallardo Superleggera to 185 MPH: Generation Gap

Lamborghini Aventador Races Gallardo Superleggera to 185 MPH 1 photo
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We’ve seen the Lamborghini Aventador battling it out with the Huracan before. While it may not seem the V10 model stands a chance, the Huracan is no “junior”.
The two are very close in terms of the power-to-weight ratio. Given that both rely on uber-fast transmissions and all-wheel drive systems, their sprinting performance is surprisingly close (you can see the Aventador vs Huracan race here).

But what if we go back a generation and pit the Aventador against a Gallardo?

Sure, you don’t need to be a Raging Bull connoisseur to figure out the V12 supercar will be the one ahead at the end of the run. But first of all, what we have here is a pre-revamp Gallardo Superleggera, which means we’re dealing with a sharpened-up supercar.

Nevertheless, the four-year difference between the times when the two models were launched are enough to give the Aventador a serious edge here. Still, we’re not here to see which one wins, but to notice just how further the generation gap stretches when measured in car lengths.

The pair of Sant’Agata Bolognese machines fought at a British event called Vmax 200, which means they were offered a two-mile runway. With the final half-mile being left for the braking phase, this means the two had plenty of space to stretch their mechanical legs.

As a result, the Aventador and the Gallardo Superleggera fought all the way up to 185 mph (298 km/h), as you’ll be able to see in the clip below.

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