Despite the supercar market being filled with tons of outstanding options to choose from, in our opinion, Lamborghini models are among the greatest choices you can make. Naturally, our opinion on this matter might seem a bit biased, but the proof is in the pudding. We’ve decided to put together a competitive analysis that compares the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster and the McLaren 720S Spider to one another.
Following the introduction of the second-generation Aventador S’s track-focused model, the Aventador SVJ, Lamborghini introduced a roadster version with a hard top made from two pieces of carbon fiber. It retains the same powertrain as its coupe counterpart. Similarly, McLaren introduced the 720S Spider in December, more than a year after unveiling the new sports coupe itself.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
McLaren 720S Spider
|759 HP||Horsepower||710 HP|
|531 lb-ft.||Torque||568 lb-ft.|
|2.9 s||0-62 mph||2.8 s|
|218 mph||Top Speed||212 mph|
The table up above takes a closer look at some of the most pertinent specifications to keep in mind when shopping for a supercar: power and performance. With the Aventador SVJ Roadster’s V12 engine, one might think the Lamborghini would automatically blow a twin-turbocharged V8 out of the water. But McLaren is known for making incredibly fast cars, and they’ve done that once again.
The first half of the table looks at power, first showcasing the SVJ Roadster’s extra 49 horsepower. That’s quite a lot in the performance game, but the 720S Spider fires back by delivering an extra 37 pound-feet of torque. Perhaps due to a difference in weight, the torque advantage somehow translates to being superior to the horsepower advantage, as the McLaren supercar gets from 0 to 62 miles per hour 0.1 seconds faster than the Aventador.
However, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster does have a slightly higher top speed. If you can overlook the 1/10th of a second difference and dip in torque, then give us a call to inquire about an SVJ Roadster of your own!