Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2006 Porsche 911 VS 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2006 Porsche 911

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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo

Safety Comparison

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Porsche 911 are height adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Lamborghini Gallardo doesn’t offer height adjustable seat belts.

Both the 911 and the Gallardo have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

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There are over 12 times as many Porsche dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier to get service under the 911’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

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As tested in Road & Track the 911 S is faster than the Lamborghini Gallardo (manual transmissions tested):

911

Gallardo

Zero to 60 MPH

3.9 sec

4 sec

For more instantaneous acceleration and better engine flexibility in any gear, the 911’s engines produce their peak horsepower at lower RPM’s than the Gallardo:

Horsepower

911 3.6 DOHC 6 cyl.

6800 RPM

911 S 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl.

6600 RPM

Gallardo 5.0 DOHC V10

8000 RPM

The flat cylinder configuration of the boxer engine in the 911 lowers its center of gravity, enhancing handling stability. The Gallardo doesn’t offer a boxer engine configuration.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the 911 AWD gets better fuel mileage than the Gallardo AWD:

911

Gallardo

AWD

911 4/Manual

18 city/26 hwy

9 city/15 hwy

V10

911 4S/Manual

17 city/25 hwy

n/a

911 4/Auto

18 city/26 hwy

10 city/17 hwy

V10

911 4S/Auto

18 city/25 hwy

n/a

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The 911 offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Gallardo doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The 911 has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Gallardo doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The 911 stops much shorter than the Gallardo:

911

Gallardo

80 to 0 MPH

184 feet

194 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

150 feet

158 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The 911 offers an optional tire pressure monitoring system, which will alert the driver to a drop in tire pressure before damage to the tire or an accident might occur. The Gallardo doesn’t offer a low tire pressure warning system.

Chassis Comparison

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The Porsche 911 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 200 pounds less than the Lamborghini Gallardo.

As tested by Road & Track, the interior of the 911 S is quieter than the Gallardo:

911

Gallardo

At idle

53 dB

61 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

75 dB

77 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

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The 911 has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Gallardo can only carry 2.

The 911 has 15 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Gallardo (64 vs. 49).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The 911 has a much larger trunk than the Gallardo (10.6 vs. 4 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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When four different drivers share the 911, the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all four. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the seat position and outside mirror positions. The Gallardo doesn’t offer a memory system.

The 911’s power windows raise and lower automatically with one touch, especially convenient at tollbooths or drive-up windows. The power windows on the Gallardo don’t raise automatically.

The 911’s standard rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Gallardo’s intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The 911’s standard power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The Gallardo’s standard power mirror controls are on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

The 911 offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Gallardo has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the 911 offers optional steering wheel controls for the radio. The Gallardo doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

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