Which exotic performance coupe would you rather own, Aston Martin’s beautiful new DB11 or the aggressively angular Lamborghini Huracán?
These rare, swift and over-the-top autos are both supremely desirable, but only one can be a favorite in this poll, so make a choice and vote!
If it were only that simple… The Aston and Lambo are similar in a lot of ways, but different in so many others. Starting with the Huracán, it’s available as a coupe or convertible, with rear- or all-wheel drive, plus there are special-edition models.
Focusing on their standard two-door, the Lamborghini in this poll is motivated by a forceful 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 that delivers more than 600 horsepower! It’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that routes its 412 pound-feet of torque to all four corners via a Haldex Gen. V all-wheel-drive system.
In comparison, the DB11, which comes as either coupe or drop-top volante, also features a fire-breathing 5.2-liter engine, though its displacement is spread across a dozen cylinders rather than just 10. With twin turbochargers, it delivers 600 horses along with 516 pound-feet of twist, all of which is accompanied by some of the most sonorous internal-combustion music you’ve ever heard.
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For greater efficiency – or in certain global markets where taxation is an issue – this Aston Martin is also offered with a V8, a delicious hand-built unit supplied by Mercedes-AMG.
Handling that output is a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Torque is sent exclusively to the rear wheels for your oversteering pleasure.
When it comes to outright acceleration, it appears the Huracán is swifter, reaching 100 km/h in as little as 3.2 seconds. The DB11 takes 3.9 ticks to achieve the same velocity, a difference you’re unlikely to notice in everyday driving.
But what about pricing? Well, the Aston Martin has an advantage here, starting at around $215,000, a bargain compared to the Lambo, which goes for about 240 grand.
Not to sound redundant, but it’s worth asking again: Which of these cars do YOU prefer? Compare them here and make sure to vote in our poll!