Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Venom GT

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Pagani Zonda

Reasons to consider the
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport

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Bigger engine 7,291 cc vs 6,205 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Side view of Hennessey Venom GT

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Hennessey Venom GT

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Much faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 3.6 s More than 30% faster to 60mph
Much faster in the quarter mile 9.95 s vs 12.1 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 270 mph vs 214 mph 56 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Much more powerful engine 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 85% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM vs 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 2.29 lb/hp vs 4.34 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Venom GT 
Brand Pagani Hennessey
Price 1,000,000 950,000
Year 2006 2010

design

Chief designer Horacio Pagani Steve Everitt
Body style 2-door roadster Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
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 3.36:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 265/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 330 345/30 20

road tests

Zonda  vs
Venom GT 
Top speed 214 mph 270 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 9.95 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 2.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 1,200 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 851 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 40%/60%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,291 cc 6,205 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 9.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 4.1 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 2,743 lb
Width 80.9 in 77.2 in
Height 44.9 in 42.5 in
Length 174.6 in 183.3 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 110.2 in
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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