In September 2005, the Volkswagen Group released the first production model of what was considered to be the most expensive, most powerful, and fastest car on earth. With an engine made of two V-shaped blocks, each with 4 cylinders, and a body design that could only be called awesome, only 300 new Bugattis were made. They cost approximately one million euros each and were named Veyron after Pierre Veyron, who drove the Bugatti Type 57S Tank to a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1939.
Pagani Zonda Roadster F
On the other hand, the Pagani Zonda claims to be the “world’s fastest car without a roof.” It is a man-made masterpiece conceived and formulated by the Argentine racer Juan Manuel Fangio and the Italian Lamborghini designer Horacio Pagani.
With a state-of-the-art carbon fiber body, this model’s superiority was proven on an episode of Top Gear. The Stig was half a second faster in the Zonda than in the Maserati MC12, and 0.6 seconds faster than in the Ferrari Enzo, setting a new record.
Which is Faster: the Pagani or the Bugatti?
Go by the numbers, and the Bugatti is always the winner, with its 407 km/h top speed against the 350 km/h of its competitor. Moreover, it reaches 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and up to 300 km/h in 16.7 seconds. When compared with the Pagani’s acceleration time of about 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, the Bugatti boasts a significant advantage. Compare the horsepower alone, and the Bugatti offers significantly greater power with 1,006 HP against the 620 HP of the Pagani.
To decide which of these incredible machines suits you best, you’ll need to take them both for a spin!
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