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Lamborghini Huracan vs. Aventador Roadster Rolling Drag Race Is a Tough Gamble

It's no secret that the Lamborghini Huracan and its Aventador big brother are pretty close in terms of performance. So when the first gets to duke it out with an Aventador Roadster in a series of drag races, the results can be more difficult to predict than this season's presidential race.
Lamborghini Huracan vs Lamborghini Aventador Rolling Drag Race 5 photos
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Such a Raging Bull family brawl is exactly what takes place in this piece of footage, which takes us to the drag strip for a complete adventure.

The pair of Sant'Agata Bolognese demons engages in rolling drag races that seem them sprinting from 40 to 145 mph (64 to 225 km/h), delivering a spectacle that should leave the audience speechless. And that's without factoring in the aural side of the battle - few drag races involving street cars manage to reach such a level of aural intensity.

So, what do the numbers tell us? Well, regarding the power-to-weight ratio, the Huracan actually has the edge, packing 2.7 PS per kilogram, while the open-sky incarnation of the Aventador burdens each of its horses with 2.8 kilograms.

The torque department brings a serious case of role reversal, with the 6.5-liter V12's 501 lb-ft (690 Nm) easily dominating the 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of the 5.2-liter V10.

As if the figure game wasn't complicated enough, we must keep in mind that the rolling starts allow for quite a hefty error margin.

Some of you might wonder why the Italian automaker allows for this sort of performance overlap situations in its stable. And the answer has to do with the... calendar. Once the Aventador receives its mid-cycle revamp next year, the situation will change, at least if we ignore the Huracan's Superleggera version, which is also due in 2017, as a 2018 model year.

And this ever-changing velocity dominance, which obviously also takes places within other exotic carmakers' yards (here's a Ferrari example) is precisely why you should buy your dream car and lay off the internet for a while.

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