1979 Mazda 121 vs. 2003 Pagani Zonda

To start off, 2003 Pagani Zonda is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mazda 121. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mazda 121 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 457 more horse power than 1979 Mazda 121. (90 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Pagani Zonda should accelerate faster than 1979 Mazda 121. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Pagani Zonda weights approximately 116 kg more than 1979 Mazda 121. 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 590 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mazda 121. (160 Nm). This means 2003 Pagani Zonda will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mazda 121.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Mazda 121 2003 Pagani Zonda
Make Mazda Pagani
Model 121 Zonda
Year Released 1979 2003
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1970 cc 7300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 90 HP 547 HP
Torque 160 Nm 750 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1134 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4395 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 2055 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1151 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2730 mm


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