Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Koenigsegg CCX

Top Gear track time

Nurburgring time

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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Much bigger engine 7,291 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 55% bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $1M vs $695k Around 45% more expensive harder to own
Slightly great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.44 vs 7:33.60 Almost the same
Side view of Koenigsegg CCX

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.3 s vs 12.1 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 242 mph vs 214 mph 28 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 2.9 s vs 3.6 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 20% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Brand Pagani Koenigsegg
Price 1,000,000 695,000
Year 2006 2006
City mileage 12 MPG 8 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 18 MPG

design

Platform Pagani Zonda Platform Koenigsegg CC Series
Body style 2-door roadster Fastback coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard removable

transmission

Transmission make Pagani 6 Speed manual Clima 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
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
R: 3:1
Axle ratio 3.36:1 3.36:1
Paddle shifters N/A Optional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 14.3 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin 225/35x19 Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 483/? 229 255/35 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Magnesium alloy
Rear tires Michelin 335/30x20 Pilot Sport 2 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 508/? 330 335/30 20
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Magnesium alloy

road tests

Zonda  vs
Koenigsegg CCX 
Top speed 214 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 10.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.9 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:17.60
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.44 7:33.60
Drag coefficient 0.37 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 3.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 795 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 582 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 45%/55%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Mercedes-Benz M180 V12 Koenigsegg V8
Displacement 7,291 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 8.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 3.56 in / 3.58 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Cast Aluminium
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Cast Aluminium
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 2,822 lb
Width 80.9 in 78.6 in
Height 44.9 in 44.1 in
Length 174.6 in 169 in
Ground clearance 3.9 in 3.9 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 104.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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