It's not often that you'll find a Pagani Zonda and a Pagani Huayra in the same place, at the same time - much less on a racetrack. Pagani makes incredibly rare supercars. But Peter Read owns both a 2005 Zonda Roadster and a new Huayra, so he decided to bring them to Goodwood Circuit for a little comparison test. While the wet weather didn't allow too much wide open throttle, it's still an interesting comparison of two very different beasts.

Here are the particulars: the Zonda is packing a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter Mercedes-AMG V12 with 555 horsepower, while the Huayra gets a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 - also a Mercedes-AMG unit - with 730 hp. The Zonda's dry weight is 2,821 pounds, and the Huayra weighs in at 2,976 pounds empty. The Zonda has a six-speed manual transmission, the Huayra is equipped with a seven-speed sequential gearbox. You get the picture...

So head on down below to watch the video, and pay attention to the markedly different engine noises and exhaust notes that they emit. Enjoy!


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      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Supercars aren't just to go fast. They are an expression of art, and Pagani has this nailed. 0-60 be damned, this thing is mindblowing just to look at, to hear, to touch.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Huayra has grown on me, but the Zonda will always have my heart. Just a magical beast.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      In love with the Zonda's exhaust note.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      funny how much leafs and stuff the huayra collects in some shots.
      Alexander Sambuco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Every single part in a Pagani is pure art. They have somehow merged function and form in a way no other car company has. They could be as slow as a Prius and they would still be extremely highly regarded, but to make them look that good and go that fast is astonishing.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, stunning!
      PoMoMangler
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the way the Zonda looks better. It looks less like a Cootie: http://myplaytherapypage.net/2011/06/27/the-cootie-game-2.aspx I would give an appendage to drive either.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would never be able to pick which car to drive. Stunning.
      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      These things are works of art.A totally different outlook than the McLaren P1.You can also get paganis in right hand drive which is more than you can say about the British built P1.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a terribly boring video two have 2 such amazing machines. Anyhow, the new Huayra sounds incredible, but I just cannot get past the looks. Give me the Zonda. Better looking, NA, and a manual to boot.
      Raphymartinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Feel a bit bad for people with these awesome cars in the UK since every time I see a video of them it's freakin wet on the track. What a depressing weather system they have there damn
      David G.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's amazing how much difference in HP there is between the two engines, turbo 6L vs NA 7.3L.
        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        @David G.
        The Zonda's 7.3 is definitely an older generation Merc V12. It's the same one used in the SL73 of the mid-late 90s, so that explains the seemingly low output for so much displacement. The newer 6.0TT clearly has tech on its side.
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