Pagani Zonda Revolucion Defines the Word 'Exotic'

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Supercars are the pinnacle of automotive engineering. In general terms they’re the most technically advanced and capable machines found on the open road or closed circuit. Without question the Pagani Zonda Revolucion is one of the most impressive.

This over-engineered exotic sports a Mercedes-sourced 6.0-liter V12 that delivers 800 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched to a six-speed sequential gearbox that shifts in just 20 milliseconds.

Designed for extreme high-speed driving the car is built around a central carbon-titanium monocoque structure. All told the Zonda Revolucion clocks in at just 2,359 lbs, which is less than a Honda Fit.

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Keeping things shiny side up is a 12-stage traction-control system. Additionally there’s a Drag-Reduction System (DRS) rear wing that can be adjusted manually or left in automatic mode where it pops up or folds down as necessary. Engineers developed preset algorithms that maximize down force and stability while minimizing drag. That’s clever with a capital “C.”

Massaging airflow around the body there are new deflectors on the hood as well as a vertical stabilizer out back. That’s aeronautic-grade design, and it’s mandatory at the speeds this car is capable of achieving. Terminal velocity is around 217 miles an hour. As for acceleration this machine can blitz from zero to 60 in about 2.6 seconds.

This Pagani’s F1-derived Brembo binders are perfect for extreme track use. They’re designed to run a lot cooler than previous braking systems so they last significantly longer.

Everything about the Pagani Zonda Revolucion is built for performance driving, and not surprisingly it doesn’t come cheap. The asking price is 2.2 million Euros, which is around $3 million.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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