Pagani Zonda

Pagani Zonda

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After Drive visited the Pagani factory in Italy a few weeks back, we were given a great in-depth tour of the facility as a whole. Now, the following video brought to you by EVO takes a look at Pagani’s halo supercar, the Huayra in a great amount of detail.

So for any budding automotive engineers out there, this video is perfect for you.

During the clip, EVO founder Harry Metcalfe gets hands-on with the Huayra and looks at a variety of the small components which help make the Huayra as unique as it is. He goes on to reveal that, according to Horacio Pagani himself, the Huayra is constructed out of approximately 4,700 different components, while its predecessor, the Zonda, was built with ‘just’ 3,000 pieces.

Additionally, the video aims to prove that the Huayra really is worth its incredible $1.3 million price tag, and after watching it, we’re inclined to agree that the level of detail which goes into creating every Pagani far exceeds any other manufacturers we’re aware of.

As a quick refresher, the Huayra features an incredible twin-turbo, 6.0-liter AMG sourced V12 engine delivering an impressive 730HP and 730lb-ft of torque. This engine is then mated to an advanced seven-speed sequential transmission courtesy of Xtrac, and consequently, the Huayra can hit 60 mph in around 3.0 seconds before hitting an impressive top speed of 220mph.

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Prior to Pagani officially unveiling the Zonda R Evolution to the public at the ongoing Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the U.K, GHPixx managed to capture the Evo at what’s sure to be its new home in the coming months, the Nordschleife.

Shot on the June 26th, very few car aficionados would have been able to identify the car as the Zonda R Evolution, as our good friend Marchettino already falsely claimed to capture the Evo a couple of weeks ago.

Nevertheless, this is a mighty spot and in addition to the Zonda R Evo doing the rounds at the ‘Ring, a Pagani Huayra was also seen shadowing the Zonda R Evolution, suggesting that the Italian company may be planning to run both cars around ‘Green hell’ with record lap times in mind in the coming days and weeks.

Sounding just as incredible as the ‘standard’ Zonda R , the Evolution variant is said to produce 760BHP, although some sites have claimed output to be as high as 800HP from its modified 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V12 engine. Whichever it is, the Evolution is unquestionably faster than its predecessor and should eclipse the R’s record-setting Nurburgring lap time captured a couple of years ago .

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Just a few days ago, we released a video courtesy of Marchettino which was claimed to capture the Pagani Zonda R Evolution, or ‘Evo’. Now that the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 has come around however, we can officially confirm that that particular car was not the Evolution, but the car in the video above is. After looking at both, we’re glad that Marchettino got it wrong this time.

The Pagani Zonda R Evolution is basically an even more extreme version of the already-insane R , and promises to be substantially faster than the standard car, meaning a possible Nordschleife run could see the new car eclipse the regular R’s record-breaking lap of 6:47.

Taking a leaf out of the book of the Zonda 760 RS and 760 LH, the new Zonda R Evolution delivers, you guessed it, 760BHP from its modified 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V12 engine. Additional changes have been implemented throughout the suspension set up, although Pagani has yet to reveal any official details about these changes.

What we can confirm however, is that the Zonda R Evolution features a dramatically re-designed body with various new aerodynamic aids now being featured on the car. These include additional vents at the front end, including a more aggressively-styled splitter and larger winglets. Furthermore, the rear also features aerodynamic improvements with a second small wing now situated below the larger rear wing, which has also been improved.

Follow the jump to check out an awesome video of the car revving, and stay tuned for the official release of the Zonda R Evolution in the coming days.

Source: GTspirit

We caught wind of the Pagani Zonda R EVO less than two weeks ago and YouTube user, Marchettino, has already managed to capture the special Pagani Zonda on video.

The Zonda R EVO is set to be unveiled next week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will feature new suspensions, while its V12 AMG engine will deliver a total of 771 HP. It looks like this supercar is ready to set a new record at the Nurburgring.

Here’s what Marchettino stated about his video: "At a moment I stopped recording because I felt a bit guilty so I gave some help to my friends that were pushing the car to the showroom. The debut to the EVO will take place in the hills of Goodwood, I’ve been very lucky to see and film it as first."

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To kick off our very first Photo of the Week, we have decided to start things off with a bang, with one of the most incredible photos ever captured of what is one of the most expensive supercars ever produced: the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque .

If reports are to be believed, only three white Cinque coupes were ever produced, with the remaining two units being bright green and bright orange . Furthermore, every single one of the Cinque coupes produced are reportedly all driving around one of the increasingly-luxurious and expensive regions in the world: Singapore.

Taken by Nicholas TJ.R Photography, the following image shows off the incredibly well-detailed and aerodynamically inspired rear end of this hypercar, which cost a cool $1.3 million when it went on sale in 2009.

As a quick refresher, the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque features an AMG-sourced 7.3-liter V12 engine producing 678HP and 575lb-ft of torque which is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. When combined with the extremely lightweight body and those massive rear tires, the car can launch to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 9.6 seconds before continuing onto a top speed in excess of 220 mph.

Stay tuned for next week’s ‘Photo of the Week’!

Source: NicholasTJ.R

About a month ago, Pagani unveiled a pretty cool documentary explaining the technology behind the Huayra . And because people were thoroughly impressed with it, the company decided to offer a new documentary, this time explaining the history of the very successful company.

Parts 1-4 have already been unveiled and talk about the beginnings of the company. Part One talks about Pagani founder Horacio Pagani and reveals a collage of personal photos, while Part Two explains how the company was founded in 1999 and talks about the first vehicle produced by Pagani: the Zonda C12 . Part Three goes into years 2005-2008 of the company and the production of the Zonda F and Part Four handles model year 2009 with the Zonda R . Finally, Part 5 covers the 2009-2011 model years with the Zonda Cinque .

Parts Two, Three, Four and Five can be found after the jump. Enjoy!

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Up until this point, we’ve only been able to show you a couple of low-quality teasers of the Pagani Zonda 760 RS , a car which defines what a supercar should be all about as it’s the most powerful car ever produced up until now. However, today we have something very, very special for you.

Not only have a few incredible pictures of the car been officially released, Pagani owner and Evo Magazine owner Harry Metcalfe was lucky enough to drive this one-off piece of automotive art on some incredible Italian country roads.

The video is yet another one of the Evo Diaries series and is undoubtedly the most exquisite one they have ever done. The test begins off with Harry following the 760 RS in one of just a couple Zonda prototypes, which has evolved since the very first 6.0-liter V-12 up until its current 7.3-liter spec very similar to the unit fitted to the Cinque.

Despite the incredible prototype being extremely unique by itself, the 760 RS is something else entirely. Harry confirms that it cost the Chilean owner 1.6 million pounds or the equivalent of $2.5 ‘Benjamins.’ Nope, your eyes are not tricking you, that is in fact twice the price of the Huayra, and Metcalfe points out that the 760 RS is a very similar car to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS , while the Huayra could be considered as an extreme 911 Turbo.

Metcalfe goes on to confirm in the final seconds of the video that Lewis Hamilton did in fact purchase a 760 dubbed the ‘760 LH’ just like we reported, so hopefully some photos of that will be released in due course.

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Pagani Zonda F Roadster Clubsport Final Edition

It’s no secret that Formula 1 drivers are some of the most highly paid sportsmen in the world. With some contracts topping $10 million without taking into account individual sponsorships, F1 drivers could literally swim in money. One of the most interesting things about this is that many F1 drivers just drive regular, everyday cars, rather than sports cars as everything feels slow when compared to an F1 car.

However, if reports are to be believed, 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton may have just purchased a road-car as close to an F1 car as you can get, the Pagani Zonda . And, no not just any old Zonda, but a one-off car built specifically for him reportedly called the 760 LH, and it doesn’t take a genius to work out what the ‘LH’ stands for.

Hamilton’s car is said to be based upon the 760 RS which was recently commissioned and built for a very special Chilean owner. The 760 RS is the most powerful production car Pagani has built to date, even surpassing the Huayra by about 60BHP, pumping out an incredible 760 horsepower. The car ordered by Hamilton differs in one major way to the RS, as it will be built with a traditional manual transmission, leading the McLaren driver to state, “my company car has a paddle-change gearbox, so when I drive for fun, I want a manual.”

It’s unclear just how long Hamilton will have to wait for his brand new hypercar, but considering the Zonda is built completely by hand, he’ll be lucky to have it delivered in the next six months. It’s also worth noting that Horacio Pagani has previously stated that one-off Zonda’s will continued to be made if demand is there, despite the Huayra now being the company’s flagship supercar.

Please note that the car featured is the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Final Edition .

Source: GTspirit

All we’ve had access to on the one-off Pagani Zonda 760 RS were some scarce details and an image that only revealed the car’s badge, but thankfully, Youtube user OuncesofAwesome12 was able to get up close and personal with the Zonda 760 RS and brought his video camera along for the ride.

The video doesn’t exactly scream quality - the camera is very shaky and the angles are terrible - but at least we get a good deal more details than the random cropped image we had before. Then there’s the end of the video when we get to here the Zonda 760 RS’ amazing engine.

The Pagani Zonda 760 RS is a unique model that is among the latest Zonda models to be produced. The history behind this supercar is quite interesting because it actually began as a custom built Zonda 750 requested by an Arab family, but when they canceled the order, Pagani transformed it into the 760 RS. The car delivers an impressive 760 HP making it capable of hitting a top speed of more than 217 mph, or so they say.

While everyone’s attention may be focused on the new Pagani Huayra , it seems that the Italian company still has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to their Zonda supercar . GT Spirit has found the first images of a one-off Pagani Zonda 760 RS - unique supercar that was created for a customer in either Chile or China, depending on which rumor you believe.

The Pagani Zonda 760 RS actually began as a custom built Zonda 750 requested by an Arab family, but when they canceled the order, Pagani transformed it into the 760 RS. The car is based on a Zonda F , but features an exposed carbon fiber exterior with a unique aerodynamic package that includes components from the Cinque , like the rear air ducts and the roof air intake.

The 760 RS name is representative of the good things found under the hood: an AMG-sourced engine that delivers a total of 760 HP - 90 HP more than the Zonda Cinque and 20 HP more than the Zonda R . This extra power will undoubtedly be enough to sprint the car to a top speed of more than 217 mph.

UPDATE 04/05/2012: Youtube user OuncesofAwesome12 was able to get up close and personal with the Zonda 760 RS and brought his video camera along for the ride. The video doesn’t exactly scream quality - the camera is very shaky and the angles are terrible - but at least we get a good deal more details than the random cropped image we had before. Then there’s the end of the video when we get to here the Zonda 760 RS’ amazing engine. Hit the jump for the video!

Source: GT Spirit

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