James May is on the Top Gear test track to review the £825000 Pagani Zonda F Roadster, and the fastest ever Zonda is then put against the storming speed of the Bugatti Veyron in a drag race.
Brilliant clip from BBC award winning motor show, Top Gear.
In the world of automobiles, there are cars and there are supercars… and then there are these two. The Bugatti Veyron and Pagani Zonda showcase what is actually possible for mankind to create. They break the boundaries of “super” and enter in a realm of their own. Both are record-breakers, both are blindingly fast, and both are so expensive that even CEOs of oil companies or printer companies might not be able to afford one. For those that still have a spare 2 million dollars lying around, they have two very different options.
The Veyron and Zonda sit on two opposite ends of the spectrum. It would be like comparing the space shuttle to the F-22 Raptor. Each supercar focuses on very different priorities. The Veyron’s main purpose is speed, and speed it does achieve. Just recently the Veyron Super Sport has managed to break the record for top speed with an unfathomable 268 mph (267.81 mph if you want to be specific). The Zonda on the other hand, focuses more on all-around ability. It too has broken a record at the infamous Nürburgring with a lap time of 6 minutes and 47 seconds.
Bugatti and Pagani are both sort of one trick companies. They have a variety of different flavors of basically the same vehicle (for now at least). Considering how powerful each model is though, every available resource has been used on these two supercars. Sadly, both the Veyron and Zonda are due to stop production soon and these will be the last iterations. But Bugatti and Pagani aren’t just going out with a bang, they’re going out with an explosion.