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!
Marchettino always seems to be at the right place, at the right time. Mix that with his tremendous skill on the computer, and you have amazing videos that capture the most spectacular vehicles on the market. His latest video shows off the best sounds of all the Pagani models he has filmed over the year. He says the video is a tribute to Horacio Pagani, "a person I really admire for how he started his career with almost nothing, and now produces some of the best and most exclusive supercars in the world."
The video includes the engine sounds of models like the Zonda Cinque, the Zonda F, and the Zonda R, as well as the latest Huayra supercar. The cars were caught both on the track and on public streets with brutal accelerations, launches, loud revving scenes, and more! All you have to do is turn up the volume and enjoy!
There are very few cars in this world that can keep up with the Pagani Zonda, but even with its AMG-powered 7.3-liter engine that produces 555 horsepower and 563 lb/ft of torque, it isn’t the most powerful car in the Pagani family.
That title belongs to the Pagani Huayra and its AMG-powered 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that generates 700 horsepower and 740 lb/ft of torque.
This video, courtesy of EVO Diaries, features the two Pagani supercars partaking in a nice little joyride on an isolated road. What’s fascinating about this 53-second video, apart from getting a good look at the Zonda’s fancy interior, is how much more meat the Huayra has over its older sister. Check out the video around the 30-second mark and you’re going to see the Huayra’s serious power as it breaks away from the Zonda when the road straightens out.
Like we said, we’d take very few cars over the Zonda, but if there’s one car that will completely change our mind, it’s the mind-blowing Pagani Huayra.
The Chinese automotive market is growing bigger by the day and automakers everywhere are taking advantage of this growing market by throwing a number of special editions their way. One type of vehicle that is ripping through the streets of China is the super car. Anything from Ferrari to Pagani to Lamborghini is making its way over to the land of Dragons and Emperors, and this video was created to show off a number of these vehicles.
Watching this video may incite some ever growing jealousy for the people lucky enough to get behind the wheel of these bad boys. The supercars are all part of the Chinese Sportscar Club (SCC), which got together on an airstrip to show off their rides. The list of the supercars is intense, including a Ferrari Enzo, a Pagani Zonda F/R and Cinque, a Mercedes SLR, a Mercedes SLS, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458 Italia, tons of Lamborghini models, an Aston Martin, and our favorite, the Koenigsegg Agera.
The sheer monetary value of the collected supercars is enough to induce drool.
The Pagani Zonda Roadster F made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. It was similar to the coupe version, except that it featured a removable carbon fiber roof and canvas side curtains. It was made very clear by Horatio Pagani at that time that it would only be built in 25 units and, unfortunately, the day has come when the final unit has been pieced together.
The last Pagani Zonda F Roadster unit features a full on carbon fiber body colored in purple and black. The interior takes the drama a bit further with pink leather and carbon trim.
Under the hood, the Zonda F Roadster features the same 7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that delivers a total of 680 HP. The hypercar weighs only 2711 lbs and makes the 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed halts at an impressive 214 mph.
Now that Pagani has closed the chapter on the Zonda F, they will switch their focus to the new Huayra, and all of its intended variations.
Italy’s Stelvio Pass is known as one of the most dangerous, as well as the most amazing roads in the world. So when Top Gear wanted to do some testing shots with a truly unprecedented selection of performance cars currently on the market, Stelvio Pass was an obvious choice for the location.
In this group was the fastest production car ever, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport; Ferrari’s new FF; the McLaren MP4-12C; Porsche’s finest ever 911, the GT3 RS 4.0; Jaguar’s new XKR-S; Ariel’s mental Atom Mugen; BMW’s new accessible thrill machine, the 1-Series M Coupe; the Ford Mustang Boss Laguna Seca; and the Zonda F. That list already presented a mouthful and there were still more vehicles present.
All the cars in the show were estimated at £3,718,090 - or about $5,217,907 at the current exchange rates - and delivered a combined output of 6,071bhp. So, which one do you like best?
The release of Pagani’s new supercar - the Huayra - prompted an immediate memory loss of their previous beast, the Pagani Zonda F. However, the Zonda was not going to go down without a fight and SuperVettura Sales Ltd. in the UK is making sure of that with the new Zonda F Roadster Clubsport Final Edition - number 24 of the original 25 Zonda F Roadster models built back in 2006.
The Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Roadster "Final Edition" will be distinguished by a full visible carbon fiber body dressed in black, followed by grey hide for the interior. Some of the original features of the Zonda F were retained such as the folding roof with central carbon fiber spine and the lower canvas areas. The best tool kept from the original model is the 7.3 Liter naturally aspirated AMG engine mated to a manual transmission that together deliver a total of 650 hp.
If anyone is interested in purchasing this one of a kind vehicle, then they’d better break open more than just a few piggy banks. This beauty is currently selling for $2,300,000, which is well worth it considering its exclusivity.
Did anyone really think the Pagani Tricolore would be the last Zonda produced? We didn’t think so, but among the variety of one-off models available, the vehicle that has the honor of being called the first is the Pagani Uno. This ultra-exclusive Pagani was commissioned by Ana Al-Thani, a member of the Royal Family of Qatar, whose love for baby blue supercars borders on weird.
The Zonda Uno is powered by a 7.3-liter V12 AMG engine that produces 700 horsepower and was designed with some combined elements from the Zonda Cinque and the Zonda R, including the latter’s used of a revised carbon fiber that uses titanium for added strength.
Surprisingly - and not even a year after receiving the one-off - Ana Al-Thani has had enough fun and is now selling it on the open market. As the first one-off Pagani supercar to be released, the Zonda Uno’s price tag hasn’t dropped the least bit, even if it’s ‘technically’ a second-hand supercar. If you’re interested, you better be ready to shell out €1.7 million, or $2.3 million based on current exchange rates, excluding the expected tax charges that come with it. Yeah, you’re better off using your $2.3 million on something else, but if you’ve got an insatiable appetite for this one-off Zonda, now’s your chance to actually own it.
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The Zonda is on its way out, but that doesn’t mean it will go quietly. So before the replacement for Pagani’s current supercar arrives, there is one more edition of this wild Italian and Pagani has revealed it in Vienna at the Luxury Motor Show.
The Zonda R is limited to only 15 units, each priced at €1.4 million euro (about $1.85 million at current rates). It will compete with models like the Ferrari FXX and Maserati MC12 Corse. Just like those Italian exotics, don’t bother trying to hang a license plate on this Zonda; this car is track only.
The Zonda R is powered by a V12 AMG engine that delivers 750 hp (100 more than the Zonda F) at 8000 rpm and 524 lb. ft. of torque. Although it looks like other Zondas, this only uses ten percent of the Zonda F components. New parts include a suspension forged in Avional (aluminium alloy), a new Pagani six-speed transversal sequential gearbox, and a carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
UPDATE 12/10/2010:Marchettino has provided an eight-minute video devoted solely to one of our favorite cars in the world, the Pagani Zonda R. There aren’t a lot of cars on this planet that we can watch for eight minutes straight, but the Zonda R is definitely one of them. In this video, the Zonda R is being driven by former Formula One driver Andrea Montermini, where he takes one of the fastest cars in the world for a number of driving demonstrations, including launches, full throttle standing starts, tire-screeching accelerations, full-limit revs, and even fly-bys. Check it out after the jump!!
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