Pagani Zonda R Official Specs & Photos Released

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Legendary Italian supercar-maker Pagani first showed us its track version of the Zonda at the Vienna Auto Show in January and now they have released full specifications and plenty of photos. Called the Zonda R, this track-only machine weighs just 2,359 lbs and makes 750hp!

Weight is kept to a bare minimum through the use of a carbon fiber body (as with all Zonda models), which sits over top of a new carbon-titanium composite monocoque. Cromoly parts are used for the front and rear suspension and all pieces are held together through the use of titanium bolts.

The engine is the same 6.0-liter V12 AMG powerplant that is the motivation behind all of Pagani’s model, except output has been increased to the 750 mark at 7500 rpm. Torque is rated at 524 ft-lbs at 5700 rpm. This is enough, says Pagani, to rocket the Zonda R to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds.

Getting all that power to the ground is made possible thanks to an ultra-light magnesium Xtrac gearbox, operated by paddle shifters. Gear changes fly by in just 20 milliseconds. To put that in perspective, the current fastest gearbox in a street car is found int he Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which changes gears in 60 ms.

Making the car a true track machine is the fully adjustable suspension, as well as adjustable aerodynamics. Pagani says the Zonda R can be set up to produce as much as 3,307 lbs of downforce – which is, theoretically, enough to to allow the Zonda R to drive upside down and still stick to a surface.

Alternatively, the car can be adapted for high speed, with a top speed rating of 217 mph.

As this is a dedicated track machine, the Zonda R comes equipped with a roll cage and an FIA homolgated racing seats with five-point safety belts.

Other state-of-the-art items include Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and an inconel exhaust – the same sort of exhaust used of Formula 1 cars.

The Pagani Zonda R will be produced in a limited number with Horacio Pagani signing each vehicle. The cost of ownership is extraordinary, with an MSRP of 1,460,000 Euros or roughly $1.9 million.

Pagani Zonda R:

Official release after the jump:

Zonda R
Press Release
A Pagani Zonda is never shy of a drive at the racetrack, a fact that was undermined
numerous times in the past with records for production vehicles at the Nurburgring
Nordschleife. With the input of its avid track focused customers, the Pagani team has
created the Zonda R using bespoke engineering solutions to meet the performance
demands for a trackday version of the highly popular Zonda F.
The central monocoque is made of a Carbon-Titanium composite, increasing rigidity
while reducing significantly the weight. Bolted directly to the chassis is the Mercedes
AMG 6.0 litre race derived V12 engine, with 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque. A direct
throttle actuation via mechanical cable ensures immediate throttle response.
The Xtrac Magnesium cased dog ring gearbox combined with tha Automac Engineering
AMT system performs gearshifts in 20ms, triggered by the drivers input on the paddles
behind the steering wheel. A 12-way Bosch Motorsport traction control and ABS system
allows the driver to fully adjust the settings while driving the Zonda R.
At the pits, each driver will be able to find a suitable setup thanks to a fully adjustable
suspension and wing configuration. The effectiveness of the rear is matched by a complex
new front bonnet, a masterpiece realised with the help of models by Ennegi, as well as
the closed underbody and rear diffusor. Aerodynamic setups rage from a high downforce
setting of 1.500kg to a 350kmh top speed setting.
Aspa forged AvionAl suspension components as well as machined structural ErgAl parts
holding the engine and gearbox have been designed to reduce the weight of the overall
car, Poggipolini Titanium screws are used on the whole car. These measures lead to a
dry weight of 1.070 kg.
The interior has been designed to offer a perfect environment for the driver. The controls
are limited to the indispensable, but the quality finish reflects the usual demanding Pagani
standards. The bespoke Toora seats are FIA homologated and comply to latest HANS
standards, five-point safety belts and a CrMo roll-cage assure the occupants’ safety.
The lucky owners of the Zonda R will experience a level of performance on the track,
that is simply not possible on the road. A power-to-weight ratio of 701 hp-per-ton will
catapult them from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2,7 seconds, the Brembo carbon ceramic
brakes ensure the car comes to a standstill even quicker.
The Zonda R is built in a limited production run and sold at a price of 1.460.000 Euro
plus taxes, a performance machine, a track toy, a collectors item, a masterpiece signed
by Horacio Pagani.

Zonda R
Technical Data
Engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG – M120 – 12 cylinder V 60°, 48 valves;
displacement 5987 ccm, dry sump.
Max. Power: (kW) hp/rpm: (551) 750 / 7.500.
Max. Torque: Nm/rpm: 710/5.700.
Stroke: 80,20 mm.
Bore: 89,00 mm.
Traction control: 12 Stage – Bosch Motorsport traction control system.
Intake: Single throttle bodies, mechanically operated.
Exhaust system: Hydroformed Inconel, ceramic coated.
Transmission: Longitudinal mid engine; rear wheel drive
with self-locking differential.
Gearbox: XTRAC 672 bespoke magnesium casing gearbox,
6 speed sequential dog gearchange with Automac
Engineering AMT system.
Carbon-ceramic brakes: 4 ventilated Brembo disks, hydraulic power brake.
12 Stage – Bosch Motorsport Race ABS.
Dischi: Front 380×34 mm 6 piston caliper;
Rear 380×34 mm 4 piston caliper.
Wheels: Forged alloy APP wheels; 19” front, 20” rear.
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Zonda R: ant. 255/35/19; post. 335/30/20.
Suspensions: 4 independent wheels with double A-arm;
Forged Avional suspension arms; pull rod helical springs and
Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers.
Structure: Central carbon-Titanium chassis, Engine is a stressed member;
front and rear Cr Mo space frames;
bodywork carbon fiber MD System.
Dimensions: Length 4886 mm; Width 2014 mm;
height 1141 mm; Wheelbase 2785 mm;
Dry weight 1070 kg.
Safety: Roll cage in Cr Mo steel; carbon fibre seats HANS compatible;
five point harness.
Performance: 0-100 km/h in 2,7 sec.; Top speed: > 350 km/h.
Weight-to-Power ratio: 1,43 kg/hp.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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