Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.44 vs 7:40.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,600 RPM More than 5% more revs
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A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.2 s vs 12.1 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.6 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Has an air compressor Quad turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 214 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 50% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $1.50M vs $1M 50% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 7,291 cc Around 10% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Veyron 
Brand Pagani Bugatti
Price 1,000,000 1,500,000
Year 2006 2005
City mileage 12 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 13 MPG

design

Chief designer Horacio Pagani Jozef Kaban
Platform Pagani Zonda Platform Diablo VT
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style 2-door roadster Fastback coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Pagani 6 Speed manual Bugatti DSG 7-speed
Drivetrain 2WD 4x4
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 2.88:1
2: 1.77:1
3: 1.27:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.83:1
6: 0.71:1
7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.36:1 3.64:1
Paddle shifters N/A Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin 225/35x19 Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport
Front wheels 483/? 229 265/22 20
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Michelin 335/30x20 Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport
Rear wheels 508/? 330 365/25 21
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Forged Aluminum

road tests

Zonda  vs
Veyron 
Top speed 214 mph 253 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.7 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:18.30
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.44 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.37 0.36
Downforce
Downforce
Downforce

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Mercedes-Benz M180 V12 Bugatti 8.0L W16
Displacement 7,291 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V12 W16
Air compressor None Quad turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Generic VVT Bugatti VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 4,162 lb
Width 80.9 in 78.7 in
Height 44.9 in 47.4 in
Length 174.6 in 175.6 in
Ground clearance 3.9 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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