We don’t often get the chance to catch videos of the ultra exclusive Pagani Zonda Cinque out on the streets so when our friends over at Marchettino sent us this video of the Zonda Cinque - #2 of 5, so they say - we wasted little time in watching the video. Just remember that when you watch it, be sure to turn your speakers up and make sure that everything’s quiet around you. Similar to how people drink wine or smoke their cubans, there’s an art that comes with listening to the piercing roar of a monstrous engine and the Zonda Cinque’s V12 678 horsepower certainly qualifies as one.
Remember, make sure it’s quiet around you, dim the lights, and turn up the volume. It certainly doesn’t get any better than this.
Pagani is saying goodbye to the new generation Zonda with a new special edition. Called the Uno , the new Zonda will be limited to only one unit and was built for a well-known car enthusiast in the middle-east. The Uno will be painted in baby blue, like all the other supercars that belong to car collector, Ana Al-Thani. The engine will be tuned to deliver an impressive 700 HP.
This is the first time we have the chance to see the car in all of its glory. We know it’s not the best quality video ever, but for a unique vehicle, like the one built for this enthusiast, we felt it necessary to make an exception.
Based on the Pagani Cinque , the special edition Zonda Tricolore is built from a special carbon-titanium weave left bare except for a clear blue lacquer coating. It also features a unique set of LED running lights and an exclusive red, white, and green trim. It is priced at $1.75 million, so you can understand why we take any opportunity we get to show it to you!
The video is only about a minute long, but worth every second! The closeups of the carbon-titanium weave allow you to truly appreciate the material utilized in crafting such a remarkable vehicle. As the camera zooms in on just about every angle of the car, including the unique air intakes mounted on top of the rear wings. These intakes were styled to resemble the intakes used on the jet fighters flown by the Italian demonstration team, the Frecce Tricolori. The details laid throughout it make the viewer appreciate why it is priced the way it is.
Anyone want a Zonda Cinque that retailed for about $1.5 million for only $12,000? Well, that’s probably not going to happen. We fibbed a little because there is just no way that could ever be the case, but one could get a Zonda Cinque for only $12,000 if they purchased a fiberglass Zonda kit selling on eBay right now. The kit contains a front clam shell, head lights that are molded in to the fenders and only need projectors fitted in from behind, left door, right door, engine deck lid, roof air intake scoupe, left/right side skirts, rear bumper, and left/right lower valance diffuser.
Interested? Go to eBay and place your bid, but you better hurry up, there will only be a limited number of kits made although we hope it will be more than the five that were produced of the original Zonda Cinque.
The Pagani Zonda crash that has made headlines over the past few days might have had one very famous driver sitting behind its wheel. According to a UK newspaper, no other than three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart was reportedly driving the supercar when it spun out of control after hitting a big patch of mud on a country road. The resulting bump caused the Zonda to hit a telegraph pole before barrelling straight through a chain-link fence.
The crash caught the attention of the mainstream media not only because it’s a Pagani Zonda but also because the ensuing damage from the crash would cost $450,000 just for repairs.
In what arguably is one of the most expensive car crashes in recent history, a Pagani Zonda that crashed last September after a catastrophic test drive has been sent for repair in Modena where the cars are made. The good news is that there’s hope for the Zonda.
The bad news is that it’s going to cost £300,000 or about $450,000. You read that right; almost half a million dollars just for repairs.
Insurance company Aviva, which is responsible for the payout for repairs of the Zonda, said that the cost for repairing the supercar is out of the ordinary for an insurer. A spokersperson for the company said: "This is the biggest insurance payout we have had for repairs to a private car in the UK."
Seeing as that there are only 10 Zondas produced every year – and that each car is made in painstaking detail – it’s no secret that the car costs a lot more than most houses on this side of the world. Then again, $450,000 for just a repair?
That’s completely unheard of, even for the Zonda’s lofty standards.
Even if you’re wealthy enough to buy a supercar like a Pagani Zonda, it still doesn’t excuse you from having poor taste. And as far as we’re concerned, the owner of this Zonda is certainly not lacking in that department. Originally decked in silver, this Zonda was given an unnecessary facelift by the owner when he decided to wrap it in matte black with orange strips.
We’re not big fans of how the color combination captures your attention but the good thing is, the whole wrap is temporary and if we can give the owner a piece of advice, we’d tell him to lose the orange stripes. By itself, the matte black finish is more than enough.
The Pagani Zonda is, without question, one of the rare supercars that capture the imagination of both auto enthusiasts and mainstream fans from all over the world. That’s why a lot of us can’t seem to get enough of it, because when the Pagani Zonda is being watched or talked about, we all stand in attention.
This promo video of the Pagani Zonda R , which was made for the brand’s track-focused customers, and by all accounts, it’s as desirable and mouth-watering than it’s road-legal counterpart.
The video itself is pretty cool to watch; it begins with the Zonda R’s creation – you’ll see a lot of the bits and pieces that make the car, including the carbon titanium composite central monocoque – all the way to a rainy track test of two fully-built Zonda Rs. Even the accompanying music, which makes you feel like you’re watching the climax of an action-packed blockbuster movie, is so juice-pumping we wouldn’t surprised if you got goose bumps from it.
Check out the video and see the Pagani Zonda R in action and if there is a car that we can desire more than the Zonda R, it probably hasn’t been built yet.
Before the highly-anticipated Pagani C9 makes its debut in God-knows-when, the Italian supercar maker has decided to satiate our appetites once more with a very special edition Zonda that is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
Created as an homage to the Italian equivalent of the British Red Arrows Display team, known as the "Frecce Tricolori", the Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which pretty much based on a Zonda Cinque, is a special edition Zonda that is built from a special carbon-titanium weave left bare except for a clear blue lacquer coating.
In addition to that, the Zonda Tricolore also come 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.
Now, if you’re curious to know just how rare this special edition car is, consider the fact that Pagani is building all but one model of it and, to top it off, it’s priced at a bank account-depleting 1.3 million euros, or in the language of the Benjamins - $1.75 million
UPDATE 06/04/2010: Check out the new video of the Pagani Zonda Tricolore by clicking on the image above. It’s only about a minute long, but displays the Tricolore in all of its beauty.
When the Italian super car maker Pagani unveiled the special edition Zonda Cinque , the limited production carbon fiber dream machine was initially shown wearing white and black livery, however this orange example that we have just come across looks absolutely amazing. The Zonda Cinque is powered by a detuned version of the 7.3L V12 from Mercedes Benz that produces a maximum output of 678 HP and a peak 575 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Cima six speed sequential gearbox. The result is a highly coveted European exotic that can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds. Now we aren’t quite sure if this was just a high end re spray as requested by the customer or if Pagani is going to offer the orange color straight out of their catalog, but we really do like the matching rims.