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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2003 Pagani Zonda

To start off, 2003 Pagani Zonda is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 7,300 cc (12 cylinders), 2003 Pagani Zonda is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Pagani Zonda (547 HP) has 496 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Pagani Zonda should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Pagani Zonda weights approximately 195 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Pagani Zonda (750 Nm) has 640 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm). This means 2003 Pagani Zonda will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2003 Pagani Zonda
Make Austin Pagani
Model A 55 Zonda
Year Released 1955 2003
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1489 cc 7300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 547 HP
Torque 110 Nm 750 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4395 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 2055 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1151 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2730 mm


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