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Performance Review: Pagani Zonda Roadster - [2003]

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Pagani Zonda Roadster - [2003]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2003 | 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: 200 mph (321.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 3.8 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 3.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 7.1 secs
  • Power: 555 bhp (413 kW) @ 5900 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1280 kgs (2821 lbs)
  • Torque: 553 lb-ft (749.7 Nm) @ 4050 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 10.82 secs @ 126.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 433.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 432.0 lb-ft
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Pagani Zonda Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Pagani Zonda Roadster is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2003. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2004 Westfield Sport 2000S and the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR FQ 400.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 1280 kgs (2821 lbs) this makes the Pagani Zonda Roadster in the same weight category as the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST 1.5 Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible - [3996] image

The Pagani Zonda shares the same bhp with the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (542 bhp)

In terms of power the 7291cc 48V V12 engine produces 555 bhp (413 kW) @ 5900 rpm similar to the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (542 bhp) or the 2021 Jaguar F Type R Convertible 5.0 V8 Supercharged (567 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V12 throws out 553 lb-ft (749.7 Nm) @ 4050 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 Maserati MC20 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo (538 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 650S Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014] image

The 2014 McLaren 650S Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (457.8 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Pagani Zonda.

The Pagani Zonda has a Power to weight ratio of 433.5 bhp per ton and 432.0 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2003 Zonda competing with the 2014 McLaren 650S Spider 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (457.8 bhp per ton) or the 2004 Westfield Sport 2000S (454.5 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 432.0 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 1995 Ford GT 90 6.0L V12 (454.8 lb-ft per ton) or the 2017 Apollo Intensa Emozione 6.3 V12 (448.8 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 3.8 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 3.9 secs, this made the Pagani Zonda Roadster as fast as the 2021 BMW i4 M50 (3.8 secs) the 2021 Mercedes SL Class 55 4Matic+ 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo (3.8 secs) the 2020 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo G80 (3.8 secs) the or the 2020 BMW 4 Series M4 Competition Coupe 3.0 Bi Turbo G82 (3.8 secs). This Pagani Zonda Roadster is also faster than the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (3.9 secs) the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R 5.2 V8 (3.9 secs) the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (3.9 secs) the and the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (3.9 secs).

Audi A4 RS4 4.2 FSI Cabriolet - [2006] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Zonda and the 2006 Audi A4 RS4 4.2 FSI Cabriolet

When talking about the performance of the Pagani Zonda on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 10.82 secs @ 126.4 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2006 Audi A4 RS4 4.2 FSI Cabriolet (10.77 secs), the 2000 BMW Z8 5.0 V8 2d LHD (10.77 secs), and the 1996 Lotus Esprit S4 3.5 V8 Turbo (10.77 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2003 version of the Pagani Zonda Roadster has a maximum speed of 200mph.

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Top Speed of the 2003 Zonda equals the 2021 Ferrari Daytona SP3 6.5 V12 (211 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2003 Pagani Zonda Roadster then how about the 2021 Ferrari Daytona SP3 6.5 V12 (211 mph), the 2021 Ferrari 812 Competizione A 6.5L V12 (211 mph), or the 2021 Ferrari 812 Competizione 6.5L V12 (211 mph).

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