Pagani Zonda F 

  • $741k built in Italy
  • 2005
  • 602 HP 7.3L
  • 215 mph
High gears are fun, too, especially if you want to explore the V12’s wonderful vocal repertoire in detail, from the heavy, churning, guttural pulse close to idle, through the sudden and shockingly open-throated bellow at 3000rpm, to the frantic yowl as the V12 keens to 7000rpm.
by EVO
The perfectly positioned paddles actually make changing gear a pleasure, too.
by EVO (Sep, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pagani Zonda

0-60mph

Zonda F
3.6 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Zonda F
215 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Koenigsegg CCX
242 mph

0-100mph

Zonda F
7.7 s
Veyron
5.1 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Zonda F
1:18.40
Huayra
1:13.80

1/4 mile

Zonda F
11.5 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

Zonda F
7:33.0
McLaren P1
6:47.0

Data points Key details of the Pagani Zonda

Price

Zonda F
$741k
Huayra
$2.295M
Veyron
$1.50M

Number built

Zonda F
25 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Monti is very deep into Gambon on the brakes, knocking in a seamless downshift at the last moment.
by EVO
This performance is extraordinary, but so is its delivery.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
It’s a paddle-shifter for those of us hooked on manuals – rev it to the red line and it won’t change up until you instruct it to, so you always feel in control.
by EVO (Sep, 2010)

Engine

So AMG's V-12 is sensational, but even that isn't as good as the chassis.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
And yet, unlike a turbocharged engine, response is precise, each micro increment of right-foot pressure bringing its exact and rich reward-all accompanied by the sound of an early-1990s Formula 1 warmup lap.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
The gold topped, dry-sumped 6-litre Mercedes AMG V12 sits low in the chassis and six fat, white powder-coated exhaust pipes sprout from each side.
by EVO

Powertrain

Another straight and another yowling cacophony from the electric blue inconel/titanium exhaust goes bouncing around the hillsides for miles around.
by EVO
Montermini gives the Zonda a tickle of throttle on the straight that follows and it snaps forward with the alarming ease that distinguishes light cars harbouring big-capacity, violently powerful engines.
by EVO
Though to be honest, when the engine kicks for the red line the shove is so shocking that you’re not paying much attention to the sound it’s making.
by EVO

Interior

The wheel is trimmed in Alcantara and the seats are carbon buckets made by Toora.
by EVO
The cockpit isn’t as light and airy as usual thanks to that intake on the roof replacing the usual glass panels, and you are entirely reliant on the antennae wing mirrors to see what’s trying to keep up.
by EVO
It’s obviously a Zonda interior, with the breast-plate centre console and snorkel air vents, but pared back as much as possible.
by EVO

Handling

The suspension is made from magnesium and titanium, while the forged monobloc wheels are aluminium and magnesium, all helping to pare back the weight – and particularly the unsprung weight – to an absolute minimum.
by EVO
The comfortable, firmly padded seat is no race bucket, but somehow holds you almost as securely, while the part-leather, part-wood flat-bottomed steering wheel also works far better than you expect.
by EVO
The suspension is compliant.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Pagani
Price $741,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2005
Number built 25 cars

design

Body style 2 Door Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

engine

Engine make Mercedes-Benz M 120 7.3 AMG
Displacement 7,291 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.64 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 215 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.7 s
0-200kph 11.4 s
Top gear time 1:18.40
20.6km nurburgring time 7:33.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.80

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.5 lb/hp
Maximum hp 602 HP @ 6,150 RPM
Maximum torque 561 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 46%/54%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone w/ Coil Springs, Independent
Front brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 15 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels Unknown/? Unknown
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels Unknown/? Unknown

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,712 lb
Width 80.9 in
Height 44.9 in
Length 174.6 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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