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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:
Pagani’s tradition of accepting commissions for custom made Zonda supercars doesn’t look like it’s stopping any time soon, and their latest creation, the Zonda 750, is either a cruel practical joke, or the machinations of an eccentric rich guy whose aesthetic sensibilities have gone off the deep end.
One of 15 of the greatest supercars in the world will be auctioned off on October 27th in London. Currently they’re estimating that it’ll go for around $2.2 million, so if you’ve ever been contemplating grabbing yourself a Pagani Zonda R, you better book your flight now to save a few bucks.
And in case you’re just really rich and know nothing about cars, stumbling across this post in a random state of mind, the Zonda R features a V12 AMG powerplant that throws down 750-hp and 524 ft-lbs of torque. Combined with the amazing carbon fiber chassis, the car blasts from 0-60 mph in 2.7 measly seconds. Better yet, it’ll spank your buddies Ferrari 599XX.
Interested? Chassis number five will be at RM Auctions’ Automobiles of London at Battersea Evolution on October 27th. Good luck!
Plus, check out a video the Zonda R’s record-setting Nurburgring lap time after the jump:
Pagani seems to make quite a few special edition Zonda’s, and we’d be proud to own any of them. The Tricolore is particularly awesome because it pays tribute to the Italian Air Force’s elite aerobatics team, the Frecce Tricolori.
As the squad is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Pagani decided to honor them with a special edition Zonda Tricolore. The video is pretty low drama as far as car action goes, but if you like airplanes, it’s worth a look.
Hit the jump to check out the Pagani Zonda Tricolore in action
Pagani’s successor to the Zonda, code named the C9, will continue to rely on AMG for motivation, but in a new twin-turbo format. According to a new report by AutoCar, the Zonda successor will rely on the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine currently used in Mercedes models like the SL600 and SL65, making around 690-hp and 737 ft-lbs of torque.
Automotive News, not generally known for its “enthusiast content” published a blog about Germany’s famed 13-mile Nurburgring race track, and how car companies are touting their ‘Ring times more and more in their advertising campaigns. We can’t help but wonder how many cars will be sold on that basis, and whether it’s worth paying attention to Nurburgring lap times anymore.
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Pagani has just released a complete video documenting the Zonda R’s outrageously fast 6:47 Nürburgring lap time. Set several weeks ago, that time tops the Ferrari 599XX’s best of 6:58 in the somewhat irrelevant category of production-based cars. What that means is, while the Zonda R might have a production chassis underneath it, it’s definitely not street legal.
The Zonda R is a track-only machine weighing just 2,359 lbs and powered by a 6.0-liter AMG V12 engine that makes an incredible 750-hp and 524 ft-lbs of torque. That’s enough for a 0-60 mp time of just 2.7 seconds, using a mid-engine, rear-drive setup with a paddle-shift sequential gearbox.
The street legal lap still belongs to the Radical SR8LM with a time of 6:48. But that’s also a bit ridiculous, as the Radical is just a street-legal prototype race car and it’s not even legal in most countries. The runner up in the production class is another odd-ball, the Gumpert Apollo, with a 7:11.57. Although it’s hard to classify that vehicle as a production car. Finally, and more reasonably, there’s the 7:22 of the Dodge Viper ACR.
But enough with the stats. Check out some incredible driving after the jump.
See the video after the jump:
As Pagani winds down production of their Zonda supercar, a specially comissioned version, known as the Zonda HH, is being built for a wealthy American customer. According to internet forum Teamspeed, this example will have the most powerful engine available mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the body will be painted a special Lamborghini blue.
With 680 horsepower on tap, the Zonda HH will also get the top pick of all parts, with a special carbon titanium tub (the only road car in the world using such a structure), center lock wheels, carbon brakes and a titanium exhaust system rounding out the spec sheet. The “owner” describes it as a cross between a Zonda Cinque and a Zonda F.
Hit the jump to read the post from the owner of the Pagani Zonda HH.
The Pagani Zonda R’s new record setting Nurburgring lap time of 6:47 has been captured on video, although the clip is a little light on driving action.
Clocking in at only 1:56, the montage is curious substitute for a real lap time video. We’d like to see an extended version of this clip, with all the awesome in-car sound effects. Better yet, lets see Pagani take a Zonda wheel-to-wheel racing, since, as Axis of Oversteer correctly points out, the Nurburgring record is solely for bragging rights.
[Source: Axis of Oversteer]