2011 Lamborghini
Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
vs. 2012 McLaren
MP4-12C

2012 McLaren MP4-12C

7.8

starting from

$231,400

Reasons to buy the McLaren MP4-12C

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Good braking distance from 60mph
100 ft
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Quite powerful
592 HP @ 7,000 RPM
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Fast 0-60 time
3.3 seconds
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore

7.5

starting from

$196,995

Reasons to buy the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore

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CD player
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$196,995
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Basic warranty with unlimited miles
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CD changer
Standard
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the MP4-12C 's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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Safety Features - vs -
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Performance - vs -
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  • Fairly powerful
Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have power outlets
  • Few seats
Entertainment System - vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both vehicles can hit high speeds
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Overall 7.5 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Optional vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the {better}'s power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the {worse}
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
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2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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MSRP $196,995 vs $231,400 The Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore has a great price and the MP4-12C is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs 50,000 mile
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The MP4-12C 's basic warranty is long lasting and the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore is OK, too

Safety Features

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 3 vs 4 The MP4-12C has an OK number of airbags while the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore has very few (missing Head / Curtain, Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
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2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
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Horsepower 550 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 592 HP @ 7,000 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The MP4-12C has more gears and the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The MP4-12C 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 5.5 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
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Passengers 2 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 476 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space Unknown vs Unknown
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front seats Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the MP4-12C
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

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Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
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2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
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0-60 mph 3.9 seconds vs 3.3 seconds The MP4-12C has a good 0-60 time, but the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 112 ft vs 100 ft The MP4-12C has above average braking ability, but the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore is quite bad
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ Unknown mph vs 10.9 s @ 135 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 199 mph vs 205 mph Both vehicles can hit high speeds

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