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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 911 GT3 RS: A comparison

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 911 GT3 RS

We found a very interesting comparison of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Enjoy!

Painted orange metallic, our fully loaded test car was charmingly over-the-top, what with orange weaving in the seat faces and orange brake calipers. To shed the 154 pounds required to bring the power-to-weight ratio down to 5.3 pounds per horsepower, the engineers switched the rear side windows and the backlight to distortion-prone polycarbonate. The high-gloss engine-compartment cover, the rear diffuser, the front splitter, parts of the undertray, and the extrawide rocker panels are baked from carbon fiber. Not exactly essential – but nonetheless available at extra cost – are such attention grabbers as an LED-lit engine bay; cabin and puddle lighting packages; and the stacked, nonadjustable, Countach-style rear wing. All in all, the more radical material mix helps reduce dry weight to 2954 pounds, which isn’t bad at all for a fully loaded, V-10-engined, four-wheel-drive supercoupe.

Our Porsche 911 GT3 RS test car has no rear seats, no air-conditioning, no radio, no apparent noise insulation, no central locking, not even proper inner door handles – instead it has red, pull-to-open fabric ribbons. From the outside, the Porsche looks even gaudier than its brother in arms from Emilia-Romagna, but inside, the ultimate two-wheel-drive 911 is almost as barren and minimalist as a race car. The narrow, thinly padded seats take less than a day to change the complexion of your behind to hurting-baboon red, and the car, both inside and out, is decorated with more RS 3.8 badges, stickers, and decals than the year has months.