December 2, 2008

Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Nürburgring lap.

The latest installment of the Supercar Movies/Black Falcon supertest has been published. Can the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport better the Maserati MC12's lap time? The big Maserati used it's superior aerodynamics to overcome a power disadvantage and less than perfect brakes and was faster than both the Enzo Ferrari and the heavy Koenigsegg CCX.

The Zonda gets good marks for it's engine and brakes, not so good marks for wht I always objected to about the car , the gawdy non-funtional interior. From the video it looks like the car would be faster with some of the understeer dialled out, the driver has to use massive amounts of lock and the front tires scream for mercy in all the tighter sections.

Find the lap video HERE

Pagani Zonda F:

Engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG 12 cylinder V 60°, 48 valves; displacement 7291 cc.
Max. Power: (kW) hp/rpm (478) 650/6200.
Max. Torque: Nm/rpm: 780/4000.
Weight-to-Power ratio: 1,89 kg/hp.
Intake manifold: aluminium hydroformed alloy/avional MHG-System.
Exhaust system: hydroformed steel and ceramic coated, inconel manifold, titanium muffler.
Transmission: longitudinal mid engine; rear wheel drive with self-locking differential.
Clutch: twin plate clutch.
Gearbox: mechanical 6 speed (+ reverse).
Brakes: 4 ventilated Brembo disks, hydraulic power brake.
Carbon-ceramic brakes: front 380x34 mm 6 piston caliper;
rear 380x34 mm 4 piston caliper.
Steering: TRW rack and pinion power assisted.
Wheels: Forged aluminium/magnesium alloy APP wheels; 19” front, 20” rear.
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: front 255/35/19 rear 335/30/20.
Suspensions: 4 independent wheels with double A-arm; pull rod helical springs and Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers; anti-roll bar; aluminium/magnesium alloy suspension arms.
Structure: central carbon fiber chassis; front and rear Cr Mo space frames; carbon fiber “MD System” bodywork panels.
Dimensions: length 4435 mm; width 2055 mm; height 1141 mm; wheelbase 2730 mm;
dry weight 1230 kg (without Comfort Pack and with CCM brakes).
Weight distribution: 46% front; 54% rear.
Downforce: ~600 kg at 300km/h (Clubsport version);
downforce distribution: ~270 kg front; ~330 kg rear.
Vehicle-Diagnosis: TMD remote diagnosis. Texa Mobile Diagnostic.
Safety: ABS/Traction Control Bosch; central carbon fibre safety cell with steel and carbon fibre roll bar; front and rear impact energy absorbing structure in carbon fibre and Cr Mo.
Performance: acceleration 0-100 km/h 3,6 sec.; 0-200 km/h 9,8 sec.;
Lateral g’s: 1,4 g with SPORT setting;
Braking 200-0 km/h: 4,4 sec.;
Top speed: > 345km/h.


  1. Lordy what a sound when it went by on the straight.


  2. Where has the movie gone? Not up on right now.

  3. Wow! I love that car.
    The design, the character (neither Ferrari or Lambo copycat), and with performance to match (lightest of the Supercars!)

  4. The Zonda still got beat by the Maserati... power of aerodynamics and good setup I guess (The MC12 is the only one of these cars that is actually raced)

  5. Apparently the Zonda had dirty fuel issues and was misfiring towards the end of the lap. Only .15 seconds off the MC12 with misfires is not bad :)

    It almost looks like the Maserati might win by default because its the only supercar that hasn't had some sort of issue during the flying lap!

  6. all those super cars together, with not so super performance. Lame.

    Viper ACR, $100k now, reliable, faster and cheaper. It looks good and mean as well.

    If you get the chance to share track time with a fast driven one, you will understand.

  7. Honestly, at the same curb weight as the McLaren F1, the Zonda F (for Fangio) should've gone much, much faster.

    So sayeth the Freep.


  8. incredible car. here is the slot 1:32 scale car.

  9. I think you mean this
    Zonda 1/32 in flat black

    Blogger must not allow pictures in the comments


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