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Is a Bugatti Veyron better than a Pagani Zonda? It depends what you mean by better. Sure it is faster and more expensive. In theory it is more exclusive, but in practice any of these exotic cars is so exclusive it does not matter. What about the Ferrari FXX – now that is so exclusive you can’t drive it on the road.
If you want to accelerate faster than anyone else you don’t need a Bugatti. There are other cheaper cars that do the job. The Ultima GTR is one, and the Caparo T1 will be another. Maybe the SSC Ultimate Aero TT is another.
The Bugatti Veyron gets to 100 mph in about 5.5 seconds – the actual figure varies according to who timed it. However,the Ultima GTR can reach 10 mph in 5.3 seconds which is blisteringly quick – that was timed independently.
The Pagani Zonda is not as quick as that, taking 2 seconds more than the Veyron to get to 124 mph (200 km/h).But believe me, for practical purposes there is very little difference between the performance of these cars. In real life, the difference is smaller because neither the Zonda nor Ultima have turbochargers, so when you press the accelerator you get instant response; with the Bugatti you will wait an instant for the turbos to cut in.
Sure, the Veyron looks and sounds different from other cars, and if you like the looks. well, go for it.
On the other hand if you want a car that accelerates, handles, is very fast, beautifully finished, and causes excitement wherever it goes you might go for a Pagani Zonda or another exotic car, like the Ascari KZ1 or Saleen S7. The Ultima is the world champion for out-and-out acceleration and braking. Read the rest of this entry »
The Factory Five GTM is the second fastest car ever tested by Car and Driver Magazine. That’s right. Only the all-wheel drive, 1000 hp, Million dollar Bugatti Veyron recorded a faster 0-60 mph time!
The crew at Car & Driver Magazine just published a really cool compilation of all of their test numbers for the last 50 years! This should forever end bench-racing arguments about the fastest cars of all-time and give us all a nice reference point for comparing vintage cars from the 60′s to modern cars.
The big news for us is that the stock LS7 powered Factory Five GTM that was tested just last year by Larry Webster out at the Bondurant track in Arizona is at the very top of a very expensive and impressive heap!
The GTM was the second fastest car ever tested in 0-60 mph and fourth fastest in the quarter mile. That’s some pretty heady stuff. Here’s the performance charts, but for the complete data set click here.
The only car on the planet faster that the GTM 0-60 mph (3.0 seconds) was the Bugatti Veyron at an amazing 2.5 seconds.
The only cars on the planet capable of outrunning the GTM in the quarter mile (11.0 seconds) are the Bugatti Veyron at 10.1 seconds, the Hennesey twin turbo Ford GT at 10.6 seconds, and the Saleen Twin Turbo S7 by a narrow margin of 0.1 seconds at 10.9 seconds! Read the rest of this entry »