Road Tests Real world tests of 62 Zeppelin vs Continental GT

0-60mph

Supreme performance is assured in both cases by the 6.0 litre V12 biturbo power unit under the bonnet, which now delivers 471 kW/640 hp (+ 28 hp) and a peak torque of 1000 Newton metres.
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Top speed

62 Zeppelin
155 mph
Continental GT
187 mph
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Not only do the Maybach 57 Zeppelin and Maybach 62 Zeppelin stand out for their exquisite elegance, inventive ideas and phenomenal performance, only one hundred of these special model versions of the high-end luxury saloons will be made worldwide.
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maybach 62 Zeppelin

Reasons to consider the
Maybach 62 Zeppelin

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 741 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM vs 487 ft-lb @ 1,700 RPM More than 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 640 HP @ 4,800 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 5.51 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Bigger engine 6,000 cc vs 3,993 cc More than 50% bigger engine
Car-autoblog view of Bentley Continental GT

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Bentley Continental GT

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Faster top speed 187 mph vs 155 mph 32 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly lighter curb weight 5,060 lb vs 6,281 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

62 Zeppelin  vs
Continental GT 
Brand Maybach Bentley
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2009 2013
Highway mileage 34 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.81 lb/hp 10.12 lb/hp
Maximum hp 640 HP @ 4,800 RPM 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 741 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM 487 ft-lb @ 1,700 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 15.94 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 13.19 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 275/40 20
Rear wheels 508/? 216 457/? 330

physical dimensions

Curb weight 6,281 lb 5,060 lb
Width 78 in 75 in
Height 61.9 in 55.3 in
Length 242.7 in 189.2 in
Front track width 65.9 in 65.5 in
Wheelbase 150.7 in 108.1 in

road tests

62 Zeppelin  vs
Continental GT 
Top speed 155 mph 187 mph
0-60mph 5 s 5.51 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 8

engine

Displacement 6,000 cc 3,993 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Ethanol
Compression ratio 9:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in 3.33 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
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