2013 Lamborghini Aventador vs. Its Competition

2013 Lamborghini Aventador
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Though there's no direct competition for the Lamborghini Aventador currently on the market, several supercar alternatives offer some of the Aventador's mix of performance and style.

The 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo, for example, packs all-wheel drive, breathtaking performance, a much better gearbox, and enough practicality to make it a daily driver--unlike the Aventador--though it isn't anywhere near as fast, as stylish, or as exclusive.

The same goes for the 2012 Audi R8 V10, which closely resembles Lamborghini's own Gallardo.

Again, the R8 offers plenty of performance for most mortals, but doesn't have the extreme high-tech construction or raw head-turning ability of the Aventador.

Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG offers some of the Aventador's head-turning pop, especially upon arrival, when the gullwing doors swing up, but it, too, falls short in performance.

Finally, there's the Ferrari 458 Italia, which while short of the Aventador's performance figures, and only about two-thirds the price, is far nimbler, making it the driver's choice even against the Aventador's exotic status.

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Quick Specs
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The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador isn't a practical choice, but for the billionaire with a hankering for speed, high technology, and extreme Italian style, there's no better choice.
8.8
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a stunning, capable, and luxurious grand touring super sports car--and it's tremendous fun.
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Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
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The 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia is everything an Italian supercar should be: fierce, balanced, stylish, and, at times, temperamental.
MSRP From    
$397,500N/A$199,500$82,100$233,509
Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V12N/AGas V8Gas Flat 6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Sub-compactN/ATwo SeaterMini-CompactTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door CoupeN/A2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
All-wheel driveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
2N/A242
Passenger Doors    
2N/A2N/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeN/A2 Door CoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/manual shiftN/AAutomaticManualAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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