The way Pagani Zonda has been combining exclusivity and high speed for years, could be considered a kind of art.
Pagani Zonda is a sports car produced by an Italian manufacturer Pagani. The first car was released in 1999, and although Zonda has been replaced by the Huayra, and officially out of production since 2011, Pagani is finding it hard to say goodbye, so they presented Zonda 760 RSJX near the end of 2014. However, that still wasn’t the final Zonda. ZoZo Zonda is the latest version, which appeared this year and was built for Japan ’s youngest billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa. This Zonda is pretty reminiscent of the 760 LH in specifications (which was also a special edition made for Lewis Hamilton).
Some of the earliest Zonda engineering work was done by Juan Manuel Fangio, Formula One champion.
Pagani Zonda is produced in small batches and only few lucky ones had the opportunity to buy it. Start of production is marked 1999 C12 model, after him came 2002 Zonda S, 2003 Roadster and GR, 2005 Zonda F (2006 F Roadster), 2009 Cinque (later roadster and tricolore version), 2009 Pagani Zonda R and at the end 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion.
1999 Zonda C12
Zonda C12 made its debut in 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show. It was powered by a 6.0-liter Mercedes Benz V12 engine delivering 389 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. the engine was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. It could develop acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.7 sec. Only five units of the original model were built. Price used C12 is around 300,000 US dollars.
2009 Zonda Cinque
Zonda Cinque production was initiated by a request from a Pagani dealer in Hong Kong.
The Cinque is powered by an amazing AMG-sourced engine which produces 678hp and 780 Nm of torque. For suspension, the Cinque uses components made of magnesium and titanium. As for the interior, it has leather-covered racing seats from Toora, 4-points seatbelts and steel roll-bars. Acceleration 0-60 mph is reached in 3.3 sec, also reaches the price of $ 1,500,000.
2002 Zonda S
The Zonda S is powered by a 7.0-liter AMG–tuned version of the engine delivering 540 hp. It can accelerate to 62 mph in 3.7 s and to 100 mph in 7.5 s. It can reach top speed of 208 mph, and costs $500,000. Only 15 units of this model were produced.
2005 Zonda F
Zonda F (F stands for Fangio) was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show. It manifests the most extensive re-engineering of Zonda yet. It uses the 7.3-liter AMG V12 engine which delivers 594 hp and 560 pound-feet of torque.
It was equipped with an extra headlamp and different foglamps at the sides, new bodywork enhanced to improve aerodynamics, and different side mirrors. Optional carbon-ceramic brakes were developed in conjunction with Brembo. The F received alloy wheels, Inconel exhaust system, hydroformed aluminum intake plenum and a redesigned weave in the crash structure in order to reduce weight and improve rigidity. Maximum speed is slightly greater than 210 mph and accelerates 0-60 in 3.6 sec. Price of this model varies a lot, but when he showed it cost about $ 2,000,000.
Only 25 units of Zonda Fangio were released.
2003 Zonda GR
Development of the Zonda GR began near the end of 2002, and it was based on Zonda S version, built on the same chassis, with tube frames in front and back. The car is capable of developing acceleration 0-60 mph in 3.3 s. Its engine produces 590 hp and 580 pound-feet of torque.
The car was entered into the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans, however retired after ten laps, due to a gearbox failure.
2009 Zonda R
The R model made its debut at the Geneva motor Show in 2007. It uses the 6.0-liter V12 M120 engine taken from the race version of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR.
Although its exterior shape looks like a typical Zonda, the R shares only 10% of the Zonda F’s components. The production of the Rs was limited to 15. Accelerates 0-60 mph in 2.7 sec, and a top speed of 217 mph. His successor from 2013 Zonda Revolucion has better acceleration 0-60 mph for 0.1 sec. Price Zonda R is 2,000,000 dollars and reaches a staggering 4.5 million for Zonda Revolucion.