Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs Zonda

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

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Tesla Model S

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Tesla Model S vs the Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport.

Side view of Pagani Zonda

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Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport

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Faster top speed 214 mph vs 130 mph 84 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more expensive sticker price $1M vs $107k More than 9.2x more expensive harder to own
Sticky cornering g 1.4 g vs 0.89 g More than 55% sticky cornering g
Way more more powerful engine 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM More than 55% stronger engine
More torque 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 2,822 lb vs 3,825 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 4 s Around 10% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Model S  vs
Zonda 
Brand Tesla Pagani
Price 107,350 1,000,000
Year 2010 2006
City mileage 88 MPGe 12 MPG
Highway mileage 90 MPGe 22 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 4.34 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 650 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 575 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion w/variable power assist

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

road tests

Model S  vs
Zonda 
Top speed 130 mph 214 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.6 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g 1.4 g

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 6

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 2,822 lb
Width 77.3 in 80.9 in
Height 56.5 in 44.9 in
Length 196 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 107.5 in
Tesla Model S
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Pagani Zonda Roadster F Clubsport
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