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Performance Review: Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L - [2008]

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Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L - [2008]

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Pagani

Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2008 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 7291 cc (444.9 ci) 48 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V12
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 217 mph (349.2 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 3.3 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 3.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 9.4 secs
  • Power: 678 bhp (505 kW) @ 6400 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1210 kgs (2667 lbs)
  • Torque: 575 lb-ft (779.5 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 9.94 secs @ 137.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 560.3 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 475.2 lb-ft
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Pagani Zonda Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2008. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500 and the 2008 SSC Ultimate Aero TT.This particular Pagani Zonda has a 7291cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 12 cylinders in a V formation.

Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8 - [2020] image

Alternative Petrol V12's includes the 2020 Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8

The Zonda shares its Petrol V12 engine configuration with the likes of the 2020 Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8 and the 2017 Apollo Intensa Emozione 6.3 V12. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Zonda's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1210 kgs (2667 lbs) this makes the Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L in the same weight category as the 2018 McLaren Senna 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Aston-Martin Speedster 5.2 V12 Twin Turbo - [2021] image

The Pagani Zonda shares the same bhp with the 2021 Aston-Martin Speedster 5.2 V12 Twin Turbo (690 bhp)

In terms of power the 7291cc 48V V12 engine produces 678 bhp (505 kW) @ 6400 rpm similar to the 2021 Aston-Martin Speedster 5.2 V12 Twin Turbo (690 bhp) or the 2021 Ferrari 296 GTB 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo Hybrid (654 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V12 throws out 575 lb-ft (779.5 Nm) @ 4000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (568 lb-ft) or the 2021 McLaren 675 LT Spider 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (590 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Pagani Zonda you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

McLaren Elva 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo - [2020] image

The 2020 McLaren Elva 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (574.2 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Pagani Zonda.

The Pagani Zonda has a Power to weight ratio of 560.3 bhp per ton and 475.2 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2008 Zonda competing with the 2020 McLaren Elva 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (574.2 bhp per ton) or the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged (570.6 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Pagani Zonda generating around 475.2 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1989 Ferrari F40 LM Competizione 2.9 V8 Twin Turbo (496.1 lb-ft per ton) or the 2018 McLaren Senna 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (492.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 3.3 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 3.4 secs, this made the Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L as fast as the 2020 Audi R8 Performance 5.2 V10 Spyder (3.3 secs) the 2019 BMW 8 Series M8 Cabriolet 4.4 V8 Turbo F91 (3.3 secs) the 2019 Ferrari Roma 3.9 V8 Turbo (3.3 secs) the or the 2018 Aston-Martin DBS Superleggera Concorde Special Edition (3.3 secs). This Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L is also faster than the 2021 Aston-Martin Speedster 5.2 V12 Twin Turbo (3.4 secs) the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (3.4 secs) the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 6.2 V8 (3.4 secs) the and the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO 5.2 V10 RWD Spyder (3.4 secs).

Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo - [2018] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Zonda and the 2018 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo

When talking about the performance of the Pagani Zonda on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 9.94 secs @ 137.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2018 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo (9.90 secs), the 2003 Porsche 911 GT3 996 (9.91 secs), and the 2004 Audi A6 RS6 Avant Plus 4.2L V8 Twin Turbo (9.91 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2008 version of the Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L has a maximum speed of 217mph.

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Top Speed of the 2008 Zonda equals the 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 S 3.5 V6 Turbo (228 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2008 Pagani Zonda Cinque 7.3L then how about the 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 S 3.5 V6 Turbo (228 mph), the 1989 Ferrari F40 LM Competizione 2.9 V8 Twin Turbo (229 mph), or the 2011 Pagani Huayra 6.0 V12 Twin Turbo (230 mph).

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