Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Maserati MC12

Top Gear track time

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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More expensive sticker price $1M vs $770k Around 30% more expensive harder to own
More torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 214 mph vs 204 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 7,291 cc vs 5,999 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,375 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
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Faster in the quarter mile 11.3 s vs 12.1 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Higher redline 7,700 RPM vs 7,000 RPM 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Zonda  vs
Maserati MC12 
Brand Pagani Maserati
Price 1,000,000 770,000
Year 2006 2004-2005
City mileage 12 MPG 6 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 13 MPG

design

Chief designer Horacio Pagani Frank Stephenson
Platform Pagani Zonda Platform Maserati MC12
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 Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Manual Semi-automatic
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 4.1:1
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 Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin 225/35x19 Pilot Sport 2 Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/35 ZR19
Front wheels 483/? 229 245/35 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Michelin 335/30x20 Pilot Sport 2 Pirelli P Zero Corsa 345/35 ZR19
Rear wheels 508/? 330 345/35 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy Aluminum alloy

road tests

Zonda  vs
Maserati MC12 
Top speed 214 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 11.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.4 s
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:18.90
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.44 7:24.30
Drag coefficient 0.37 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 5.41 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,700 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 41%/59%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Mercedes-Benz M180 V12 Ferrari Tipo F140B
Displacement 7,291 cc 5,999 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Generic VVT Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 3,375 lb
Width 80.9 in 82.5 in
Height 44.9 in 47.4 in
Length 174.6 in 202.5 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 110.2 in
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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