Road Tests Real world tests of Zonda vs Huayra


Pagani also likes to talk at length about the car’s aerodynamics, said to have been whittled down to a slippery 0.31 (flaps down) drag coefficient in a Mercedes wind tunnel.
Huayra | by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

Top speed

I didn't go past 160 mph more than once on the bumpy, busy autostrada near Bologna, but the Huayra got there without breaking sweat; a casual canter en route to its claimed 230 mph top speed.
Huayra | by MotorTrend

Top Gear track time

The Huayra should do it with a target-launch rpm of 3500 rpm, says Galletti, possibly in second gear to take advantage of the AMG’s 738 pound-feet of torque and avoid the 1-2 upshift at 58 mph (second gear tops out at 75 mph at the 6000-rpm redline).
Huayra | by Car and Driver (Oct, 2012)

1/4 mile

Not like a Huayra without a Track Pack should be kicked out of bed for eating crackers, with its SAE-rated 720 horsepower peaking at 5,800 rpm and 738 pound-feet of torque flat-lining from 2,250 up to 4,500 rpm.
Huayra | by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

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 6,000 cc More than 20% bigger engine
Side view of Pagani Huayra

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.26 s vs 12.1 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:13.80 vs 1:17.80 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Way more expensive sticker price $2.295M vs $1M More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Sticky cornering g 1.66 g vs 1.4 g Around 20% sticky cornering g
Faster top speed 231 mph vs 214 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 3.6 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
More torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM vs 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Zonda  vs
Brand Pagani Pagani
Price 1,000,000 2,295,000
Year 2006 2011
City mileage 12 MPG 10 MPG
Highway mileage 22 MPG 14 MPG


Body style 2-door roadster Coupe


Drivetrain 2WD Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.9 in Ventilated Discs Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb 2,970 lb
Width 80.9 in 80.2 in
Height 44.9 in 46 in
Length 174.6 in 181.3 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 110 in

road tests

Zonda  vs
Top speed 214 mph 231 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 10.26 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.3 s
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g 1.66 g
Top gear time 1:17.80 1:13.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.34 lb/hp 4.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54% 44%/56%
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,291 cc 6,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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