Pagani Zonda

Pagani Zonda

What happens when you combine a Pagani Zonda R , a McLaren F1, and a Ferrari Enzo ? Something incredible, that’s what. And even though a combination like this was something that no one probably thought would ever happen, designer Gary Gu had enough imagination to combine the exquisite details of all three supercars and create a concept that will amaze all who feast their eyes on it. If not for the look of the car - which is something that is always subjective to the eyes that see it - for the sheer genius of combining vehicles with as much stature as the three that were chosen. And in response to the question originally posed, the combination of these three supercars is Gary Gu’s Zonda Concept.

To create the Zonda Concept, Gu combined engine intakes from Ferrari Enzo, the shape of the McLaren F1, and the roof of the Pagani Zonda R albeit with a few modifications to improve the car’s aerodynamics and to make it look even more like an F1.

Under the hood, the designer imagined an AMG sourced engine, with an output of more than 750 HP. Add a carbon fiber body and the incredible performance numbers will surely follow.

Of course, something like this will never happen, but a man has the right to dream, right? And we have the right to follow right along with that dream, and we shall!

Pagani Automobili is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "Frecce Tricolori" with the Zonda Tricolore which was created as a tribute specifically for the National Aerobatic Team. The Frecce Tricolori (Italian, literally Tricolour Arrows) is officially known as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron and is the demonstration team of the Italian Air Force. They are based at Rivolto Air Force Base, in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, province of Udine.

The Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which is pretty much based on a Zonda Cinque , is a special edition Zonda that was built from a special carbon-titanium weave left bare except for a clear blue lacquer coating. It also comes with a unique set of LED running lights and an exclusive red, white, and green trim - signifying Italy, of course - that runs up from the nose of the car all the way up along the top of the car’s surface. There will be only one unit built, with a price of $1.75 million.

We have to admit, we are a bit jealous! Why does the British press get to test all of the coolest cars out there? For example, the latest model in Autocar’s fleet was the coolest Pagani ever: the new Zonda R . Be honest now, aren’t you just as jealous as we are?

The Zonda R is limited to only 10 units each priced at €1.4 million euro (about $1.85 million at current rates). It 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 (aluminum alloy), a new Pagani six-speed transversal sequential gearbox, and a carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Check out the video of the record breaking Zonda R as it gets put to work by the gents at AutoCar!

When Pagani unveiled the Zonda HH earlier this month, everyone wondered what the "HH" stood for. Now we have the answer. The HH just happens to stand for its owner, David Heinemeier Hansson in Chicago. Of course, now the big question is, who is David Heinemeier Hansson?

Unless you are as computer addicted as we are, you probably have never heard of the guy before a few seconds ago. This man is a 30 year-old software guru. He created the Ruby on Rails web development framework and is a partner at a software development firm called 37signals. Unfortunately for Mr. HH, he will only be able to enjoy his precious ride during his vacations in Italy since the Pagani Zonda HH cannot be imported to the USA.

As a reminder, the Zonda HH will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that produces over 680 horsepower that’s similar to the output of Pagani’s other super machine, the Zonda Cinque . As for the materials found on this one-off machine, they include a carbon titanium tub, a ceramic-titanium exhaust, and a carbon-ceramic braking that will make the Zonda HH even lighter – somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% - than the standard Zonda.

The Pagani Zonda R ’s record-breaking run at the Nurburgring may have been a cake walk for some people considering the car broke the newly-set record by the Ferrari FXX by over 11 seconds.

But ask the people responsible behind the record-setting run and they’ll be the first to tell you that the accomplishment was reached because of hours and hours of tireless research, hard work, and dedication.

In this mini-documentary, the Italian sports car manufacturer takes us through, in detail, what happened behind the scenes in the development of the Zonda R. We may see the flash and pizazz with these record-setting runs, but there are also aspects of these cars we don’t see – research, development, and testing – that play a more important role than any of us can imagine.

In the end, after all that painstaking labor, the result certainly speaks for itself. And according to Horacio Pagani, the founder of the Italian auto brand, "The laptime of 6:47 that we have obtained with reasonable ease here at the Nürburgring is a confirmation of the skilled work behind every Pagani vehicle."

No words have ever been wiser.

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We have seen bits of the Zonda HH before and we know that it’s going to some lucky son-of-a-gun in the United States, but now we have a full view of the one-off supercar, and this guy’s dream car, from Pagani .

We have no idea who this car is for, but the person has given the details of the car to TeamSpeed. As we first thought, the HH has bits of the Zonda F and the Cinque .

The Zonda HH has the typical carbon-titanium tub and carbon ceramic brakes. Under the hood is the Cinque’s V12 producing 680 horsepower mated to a manual gearbox and a titanium exhaust system. Whoever this person is, they are a true sports car lover.

The exterior will be painted in Monterey Blue with yellow accenting. The design is still being worked out, but the rich man hopes to have his car by the end of the year. The only thing the car won’t have that most Zondas do is a massive rear-mounted air intake. This car should be pretty special. Maybe he’ll let us have a go (just a subtle hint in case the owner happens to read this).

UPDATE 11/04/2010: We’ve just received more details on this spectacular one-off Zonda. First off, it was commissioned by an American by the name of David Heinemeier Hansson and his spectacular one-of-a-kind ride is ready for pickup.

Hit the jump to get more details on this amazing vehicle and check out the gallery to see pictures of the car-in-waiting.

Source: TeamSpeed

Pagani has been making the headlines recently and for all good reasons. After setting the fastest lap at the Nurburgring race track with the Pagani Zonda R– okay, it’s not a road legal vehicle, but fast is fast, right? – Pagani just might have another one-off supercar in the works.

These teaser photos, which come courtesy of the folks from Teamspeed, look to be a special edition Zonda called the ‘HH’ and will, apparently, be owned by an American who is currently collaborating with Pagani to build his own personal dream car. Wow.

The supposed owner also gives a few details about the supercar, including the custom paint job that will come with it. From what we heard, the custom supercar will come in a Monterey Blue paint finish or something resembling it.

The Zonda HH will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that produces over 680 horsepower that’s similar to the output of Pagani’s other super machine, the Zonda Cinque .

As for the materials found on this one-off machine, they include a carbon titanium tub, a ceramic-titanium exhaust, and a carbon-ceramic braking that will make the Zonda HH even lighter – somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% - than the standard Zonda.

We didn’t know that someone could design his own supercar with the help of Pagani . But hey, that’s what having tons of money will do for you…

Source: TeamSpeed

When talking about supercars, there aren’t a lot in this world that can come close to matching the prestige of a Pagani Zonda or a Bugatti Veyron . And if you want to push the exclusivity level up a few notches, try having a Zonda Cinque and a Veyron Sang Noir join forces in one unforgettable street race.

The two cars were spotted in the streets of London where they were joined by a number of other supercars that, apparently, are all owned by a strapping number of wealthy Middle Easterners that are a looking to have a good time.

And as it turns out, their idea of ‘having a good time’ involves racing their multi-million dollar machines without a care in the world and probably knowing full well that in the unlikely event that they wreck these cars, they could just as well afford to replace them with something else in a few days.

And as far as how this supercar race between the Zonda Cinque and the Veyron Sang Noir went, well, you can check out the results by clickity-clacking on the video.

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"The Artisan" is defined by the dictionary as a craftsman: a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft. In this case the trade is creating the most beautiful, articulately crafted automobile the industry currently has to offer. And Pagani knows all about craftmanship. The Zonda F is created entirely by the hands of the best artisans Italy has to offer, using the most remarkable and high quality materials the Earth has given us.

Pagani has brilliantly used Antonio Vivaldi as the backdrop to the purely classical nature of the video, following the Zonda F from the hands of a passionate designer to revving its 7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz engine with 650hp down the narrow streets of Italy. The video will undoubtedly send chills down the back of any car lover. Enjoy.

The Pagani Zonda R ’s Nurburgring lap time record caught a lot of people off-guard not because the supercar was incapable of scorching lap times, but more because it did it with relative ease, surpassing – okay, it was more like obliterating – the previous record held by Ferrari’s crown jewel, the 599XX .

Some sides have even gone as far as to question the supposed record-breaking performance of the Zonda R because it’s lap time of 6:47 around the fabled Nurburgring was 11 seconds faster – an absolute eternity in flying lap times – than the 6:58 seconds set by the 599XX .

Turns out, Pagani has a little something we call visual evidence to back up their claims.

As you can very well see from this timed in-car video, the Pagani Zonda R blasts through the circuit in record-breaking fashion, giving little doubt on the new record’s validity.

Let’s see somebody else top that now.

Source: Pagani

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