These days high capacity naturally aspirated engines are a rarity. One company that has been committed to making these high revving, screaming engines is Lamborghini.
Lamborghini has 5.2-litre V10 naturally aspirated engine powering its baby supercar the Huracan and a 6.5-litre V12 powering its flagship the Aventador.
The Aventador being the flagship is supposed to be the bigger, louder and faster Lamborghini. But as a video by Carwow proves bigger isn't always better. Carwow pitted the Aventador SV versus its baby bro the Huracan Performante.
The SV V12 produces 552-kW and 690-Nm of torque. The baby bro, Huracan Performante makes 470 kW and 600-Nm of torque.
So clearly the big bro should have this in the bag right... Well no.
See the Aventador SV is bigger and that means it's heavier (about 200kg) than the baby bro. Not only that, the SV has an old and clunky single-clutch 7-speed gearbox whereas the baby bro has the faster dual-clutch unit.
This results in some surprising results. The Performante showed its big bro its back end hitting the standing quarter-mile in 10.4 seconds. The SV did it in 10.6 seconds.
The Performante also beat the SV in a rolling race from 80-km/h. It was quick to pick up and continued to accelerate faster than the SV.
The 0-100-km/h times as stated by Lamborghini for the Performante is 2.9 and 2.8 seconds for the SV.
The sound both these cars makes as they are raced is something we will miss. Here’s to hoping that Lamborghini keeps on building these awesome machines.