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Have close to $2.3 million burning a hole in your pocket? Want to own the final Pagani Zonda F Roadster to ever leave the assembly line? You finally have your chance, as the number 24 Pagani Zonda F Roadster, sporting 621 miles on the odometer is up for sale. Even though Pagani Zonda had wanted to create 25 F Roadsters, only 24 ever made it out of the factory.
One of the most rare and expensive supercars in the world, the Pagani Zonda F Roadster features a 7.3L powerplant that pushes out 650-hp and 575 ft-lbs of torque. Pair that up to a 2,720-lb body and you’ve got yourself a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. Zonda F number 24 also includes a sport exhaust, a manual transmission and some additional Cinque fins at the front.
So, what are you waiting for? We’d love to have the final Pagani Zonda F Roadster that was ever produced in the hands of an avid Autoguide.com reader.
GALLERY: Pagani Zonda F Roadster
[Source: GT Spirit]
These days, Lego has done such brilliant marketing to stay relevant to all ages that we can hardly consider it a child’s toy anymore. From Lego edition video games (which are great for kids and adults) to this Pagani Zonda C12 S, we think it’s safe to say Lego is really for everyone.
So for all those Pagani enthusiasts, young and old, you’ll be able to build your very own scale model Pagani Zonda C12 S out of Legos. And the details that they’ve put into this are just brilliant: from the doors to the hood, but most noticeably, the interior. Created by Firas Abu-Jaber, we have to applaud his efforts in replicating one of the world’s finest supercars.
GALLERY: Lego Pagani Zonda C12 S
The world of video games is full of competition, and getting the exclusivity to a feature helps get you a leg up on the competition. Now that Gran Turismo 5 is on sale (and receiving awesome patch updates) the world of console racing games is wide open. What can other video game developers possibly come up with to rival the fame of Gran Turismo 5? How about getting the exclusivity to include Pagani’s Huayra?
Shift 2 Unleashed, part of the Need for Speed series, will be the only racing game that will offer the ability to drive Pagani’s Huayra, virtually of course. We’ll be curious how the game executes simulating 700-hp out of a carbon-titanium monocoque chassis.
Shift 2 Unleashed will be available on March 29th in North America and April 1st in Europe.
Check out the video after the break.
[Source: Need for Speed]
Pagani’s upcoming successor to the Zonda, code named C9, will be the Italian automaker’s latest and greatest, set to debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. Just to give us a little bit of a teaser of what we can expect from the next generation Zonda, Pagani has released quite the teaser video of the upcoming C9.
The video features Horatio Pagani sipping a cup of coffee. Exciting huh? Well, he does pick up a small scale model car. Could this be just the tease of how the C9′s design will be? We can’t wait to see the finished product, featuring the 6.0L V12 AMG powerplant that will pump out around 700-hp and 750 lb-ft of torque.
Check out the video after the jump:
The Christmas crunch is on, and if you’re still looking for a few more gifts to fill up your Santa sack, may we suggest the first Pagani Automobili Official Monograph.
A book you’ll never want to put down, the Pagani Automobili Official Monograph is stunning and huge, and covers the complete, rich history of Mr. Horacio Pagani and his creation, the Zonda. Its 228 full color pages cover the supercar’s inception right up to present day, from its beginnings to recent innovations. It also features complete technical data, breathtaking images and some fun facts you probably didn’t know.
You can order the Pagani Automobili Official Monograph at http://www.edizioniarteimmagine.it/.
As if being able to own a Pagani Zonda wasn’t good enough, the mystery owner of ths Zonda HH has decided to pick and choose his components to create his own one-off Zonda.
Called the Zonda HH,it uses most of the bodywork from a Zonda F Roadster, but sports the powerplant of the 680-hp Cinque. In addition, almost all of the newest technology available to Zonda will be utilized including the carbon-titanium tub and ceramic coated titanium exhaust.
Interestingly enough, the driver opted for a manual transmission to be mated to the AMG V12 rather than the traditional paddles we’ve seen on Zonda Rs. But we can’t argue with him, a true passionate motorsports aficionado would prefer the thrill of shifting gears over tapping a paddle any day of the week.
Knowing Zonda we’re sure to see more pictures of this Italian supercar pop up in the coming months, and we’ll be sure not to leave you longing if we find any great Zonda HH videos.
GALLERY: Pagani Zonda HH
Gurcharn Sahota details cars. Although the term “detail” is used loosely in this case. What’s the most you’ve ever paid someone for a detail? $200? $300? Maybe $1,000, if you’ve got an Aston Martin DB4GT that you’re entering in a Concours event? Well, if you take advantage of Sahota’s services, be prepared to spend up to $10,000 for one of his trademark “supercar baths.”
Far more than a standard detail, Sahota’s services include a pre-wash with precisely measured, pH balanced water, a micrometer to measure paint thickness for just the right amount of buffing and/or wet-sanding, and Brazilian wax that costs more per tin than many compact cars. But if your vehicle of choice is a Zonda, Enzo or a Bugatti SuperSport, one of Sahota’s Baths can be worth far more than the asking price.
“If one of my customers wants to respray a million pound car it could cost them up to £100,000. Give it to me for a couple of weeks, I’ll charge a fraction of the price and it will look even better.”
Sahota adds that his services aren’t just for cars exhibiting wear-and-tear from being used:
“If you give me a new car I can make it look better.”
Hit the jump for a video of the master at work.