Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Apollo

Top speed

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport

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Way more expensive sticker price $1M vs $344k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 7,291 cc vs 4,200 cc Around 75% bigger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.7 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 224 mph vs 214 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster to 60mph 3.28 s vs 3.6 s Around 10% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Apollo 
Brand Pagani Gumpert
Price 1,000,000 344,200
Year 2006 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 3.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 691 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 648 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,291 cc 4,200 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 3.66 in / 3.33 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 5

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 2,640 lb
Width 80.9 in 78.7 in
Height 44.9 in 43.9 in
Length 174.6 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 106.3 in

road tests

Zonda  vs
Apollo 
Top speed 214 mph 224 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.28 s
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:17.10
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.44 7:11.56

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD w/Torsen LSD, Adj ASR
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
Axle ratio 3.36:1 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 483/? 254
Rear wheels 508/? 330 483/? 330
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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