We don’t know if the Pagani C9 is just a photogenic little supercar, but it seems to have taken quite a liking to being photographed before its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
We already saw the first set of spy photos of the C9 getting filled up with gas but while those pictures still left a lot to the imagination, this new set captures the new Pagani supercar up close and in the flesh, leaving no doubt that this most definitely is the C9.
What’s more, in addition to looking at as clear a set of photos as we can find, these spy shots also has photos of the car’s interior and, much to our delight, its Mercedes SLS AMG -inspired gullwing doors.
Despite being the successor of the Zonda , the Pagani C9 is expected to come with a smaller engine than that of its predecessor. The 7.3-liter AMG V12 engine of the Zonda won’t be found in the C9, but what you can expect is a still impressive 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. Besides, the supposedly modest engine of the C9 will be a lot lighter than that from the Zonda, which means that the total power output of little bro – somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower – will exceed that of the big brother.
The new Pagani C9 supercar was recently spotten doing some test runs in Upington, South Africa where the car was being put through a rigorous hot weather test – temperatures were taken at around 39°C (102°F) - near the Kalahari desert. By all indications, it seems to be getting its pistons running in time for its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The C9 – not it’s official name, as we’ve been told – will be succeeding the highly-successful Zonda supercar and much like its predecessor, the C9 packs power and speed to the absolute brim. Powered by an AMG Mercedes 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo engine that’s capable of producing in excess of 700 horsepower and over 1000Nm of torque, the supercar also comes with about 3,770 new parts including a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires, and Bosch electronics.
Needless to say, the C9 looks every bit as tasty as the Zonda supercar.
For a car brand that rarely makes a splash in the news these days, the unveiling of the C9 supercar has made Pagani one of the most highly-anticipated attractions at the Geneva Motor Show. And if the C9 can live up to the high expectations set forth by the Zonda, then you can bet that Pagani ’s new supercar will attract more than its fair share of customers.
Horacio Pagani has revealed new details on the future generation Pagani supercar. According to him the new C9 will be launched towards the end of 2010 and will be "a completely new car from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics."
The future Pagani C9 will be powered by an AMG sourced 6.0-liter V12 engine with a total output of 700 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. The supercar will come with 3770 new parts, a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires, and Bosch electronics.
Production will be limited to 40 units a year. Price for the C9 will be in the $1,250,000 area.
Pagani is currently building an all-new factory that’s three times bigger than the existing facility. The new factory will be ready by 2010 when the new C9 is scheduled to be launched.
Pagani will increase production from the currnt 16 units a year to 60 units, so it represents a big investment for the company. Development of the C9 is progressing well with four prototypes currently undergoing 800,000km of durability testing.
It’s rumored that the C9 will be powered by a new AMG engine, designed exclusively for the Pagani model.
Pagani is preparing to launch a new model. Internally known as the "C9", the supercar is designed for the USA and the Japanese markets and will go on sale in late 2009, after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year.
Pagani will continue its cooperation with AMG, but this time the model will not be powered by the 7,3-liter V12 engine. Instead the C9 will be powered by either a 6,2-liter V8 or a 6,0-liter V12 biturbo engine.
As you already know Pagani will increase production from the current 16 units a year to 60 units a year, so you might be a bit more lucky if you want to drive a Pagani next year!