Road Tests Real world tests of Huayra vs Z4 GTE

0-60mph

Huayra
3.3 s
Z4 GTE
3.5 s
Pagani also likes to talk at length about the car’s aerodynamics, said to have been whittled down to a slippery 0.31 (flaps down) drag coefficient in a Mercedes wind tunnel.
Huayra | by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

Top speed

Huayra
231 mph
Z4 GTE
200 mph
I didn't go past 160 mph more than once on the bumpy, busy autostrada near Bologna, but the Huayra got there without breaking sweat; a casual canter en route to its claimed 230 mph top speed.
Huayra | by MotorTrend

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Pagani Huayra

Reasons to consider the
Pagani Huayra

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM vs 354 ft-lb More than 2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 231 mph vs 200 mph 31 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 480 HP More than 50% stronger engine
Bigger engine 6,000 cc vs 4,400 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Front view of BMW Z4 GTE

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BMW Z4 GTE

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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,745 lb vs 2,970 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Huayra  vs
Z4 GTE 
Brand Pagani BMW
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2011 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.07 lb/hp 5.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM 480 HP
Maximum torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM 354 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,000 cc 4,400 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas

road tests

Huayra  vs
Z4 GTE 
Top speed 231 mph 200 mph
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,970 lb 2,745 lb
Width 80.2 in 79.1 in
Height 46 in 47.4 in
Length 181.3 in 173 in
Pagani Huayra
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BMW Z4 GTE
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