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Pagani Zonda

Pagani Zonda

At the end of June we reported that Pagani had smashed the Nurburgring record becoming the fastest car on the circuit with a lap time of 6:47. This is better than the 6.58 lap time Ferrari recently achieved in a 599XX.

Today, we bring you the first video of the record.

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


Yes, the Zonda is on its way out, but it is definitely not leaving without exiting without leaving its mark! Pagani has announced today that their Zonda R recorded a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap-time of 6:47. This is better than the 6.58 lap time Ferrari recently achieved in a 599XX . However the Zonda R is not a road legal model, so Porsche and Nissan aren’t in danger yet.

The car was driven by ’Ring specialist Marc Basseng and was equipped with bespoke P-Zero tires developed by Pirelli.

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

Source: EVO

You might have never known or guessed that Italian auto manufacturer, Pagani , would be a soccer fan. Well, apparently they are and they have created a special edition Zonda S in order to prove to the entire world that the World Cup is not a joke in their eyes! And this special edition carries the flag of the England team. Subtle enough for you? Is this a war against the Germany team? Or just a way of saying that Germany has Nurburgring, but England will have the world cup? Those of you out there watching futbol, feel free to offer up any type of confirmation!

The special edition Zonda England features a big St George emblazoned across the length of the car. If that wasn’t fanaticism at it’s best then they decided to add several images of the football team’s badge and the official World Cup logo.

Now, the Pagani Zonda S is a magnificent car all on its own so the special edition will only receive the decorations needed to idolize the game. Other than that, the Zonda England will carry the same specifications of a standard Zonda S, meaning an output of 555 HP and a top speed of 197 mph. Add all of that together and you will get the greatest automotive futbol creation ever!

Source: Evo

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.

Source: Marchettino

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.

Three more videos after the jump.

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.

Source: eBay

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.

Continued after the jump.


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.

Source: BBC

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.

Source: TeamSpeed

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