Poll: Aston Martin DB11 V12 or Lamborghini Huracan?
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.
SEE ALSO: Aston Martin DB11 Review
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!
Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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