Any car with a V10 has always had some allure, but in different eras, different V10 cars have reigned supreme. Throttle House’s latest video decides to compare two of the best V10-powered vehicles from two different decades by pitting the Lexus LFA and the Lamborghini Huracan STO against each other.
In comparison, the Lexus has 552 hp (560 hp / 412 kW) of torque and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, and it weighs 1480 kg. The Lamborghini produces 630 hp (639 hp/470 kW) and 416 lb-ft (564 Nm), and the curb weight of 3,172 lb (1,439 kg) is slightly lower than that of the LFA. As mentioned, both cars are powered by sonorous V10s, but as good as the Huracan sounds, there’s simply none better than the symphony of F1-esque sound produced by the LFA’s Yamaha-tuned V10. That said, based on numbers alone, the Lamborghini should have no trouble winning this competition.
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Heading into the first drag race, the STO doesn’t have the AWD advantage that most of the Huracan range can claim, but with its mid-engine it still has a more favorable weight distribution than the LFA. Surprisingly, however, the LFA managed to make the jump on the Huracan at the start and beat it all the way to the finish, despite the Lamborghini’s best efforts to back out towards the end. The Huracan repeated the drag race one more time to account for any starting or shifting errors, the Huracan predictably started faster and crossed the finish line five car lengths ahead of the LFA. A similar result followed in the roll race, but you can check out the outcome of each competition for yourself in the video below.