Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Aventador

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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Way more expensive sticker price $1M vs $376k Around 2.8x more expensive harder to own
Sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 1.01 g Around 40% sticky cornering g
More torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,472 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 7,291 cc vs 6,498 cc More than 10% bigger engine
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
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Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe

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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
Faster to 60mph 2.7 s vs 3.6 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 20% more revs
Slightly more powerful engine 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Aventador 
Brand Pagani Lamborghini
Price 1,000,000 376,000
Year 2006 2011
City mileage 12 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 17 MPG

design

Body style 2-door roadster Coupe
Top type Soft removable Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD 4WD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Paddle shifters N/A N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Independent
Rear suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 255/35 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Steel
Rear wheels 508/? 330 508/? 305
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Steel

road tests

Zonda  vs
Aventador 
Top speed 214 mph 217 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 10.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 2.7 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g 1.01 g
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.44 7:25.0
Drag coefficient 0.37 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 7,291 cc 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 3,472 lb
Width 80.9 in 79.9 in
Height 44.9 in 44.7 in
Length 174.6 in 188.2 in
Ground clearance 3.9 in 5.7 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
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