Pagani Zonda

Pagani Zonda

This 14-year-old Pagani Zonda may be officially discontinued, but it’s a supercar that’s still worth seeing and hearing. At least for those of us who can’t drive one. And it’s true Pagani, much like Bugatti did with the Veyron , built way too many special-edition models to keep track of. But there’s at least one Pagani iteration that stands out from the crowd. We’re talking about the Zonda Tricolore, a three-unit run built to honor the Frecce Tricolori, Italy’s aerobatic demonstration team.

The Tricolore was sold in a bare carbon skin with a blue lacquer covering most of its body with red, white, and green stripes adorning its nose. A unique set of LED daytime running lights and an exclusive wing mounted behind the cockpit further set it apart from other Zondas. The Tricolore is also fitted with an AMG -sourced, 7.3-liter V-12, the largest engine ever to find its way into the Zonda. The mill is good for 670 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of twist that enables it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a neck-breaking 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220 mph.

Granted, the Tricolore is not only a fast machine, but a noisy one too. If you didn’t already know that, we have the right video for you. It comes from Italian supercar spotter Marchettino and features nearly three minutes of Zonda Tricolore goodness. Hit the play button and pump up the volume.

The Pagani Zonda 760 LM , one of the last iterations of the venerable supercar and a model that’s been keeping us on our toes the past month , is finally out in the open. The Italian automaker quietly took the veil off the 760 LM during a special event, probably right before the unique vehicle was shipped to its owner.

Although the 760 LM is proof that the Pagani Zonda is still alive and kicking 15 years since production began, the carbon-bodied rocket is likely one of the last special-edition supercars to carry the iconic name. The 760 LM arrived only a few weeks after the 760 X , yet another one-off Zonda crafted for a very special, deep-pocketed collector.

There’s no word as to who will take delivery of this gorgeous supercar, but word has it the owner is an avid Zonda collector that already has a Cinque Roadster and Zonda R parked in his garage. Now that’s what we call enthusiasm!

Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda 760 LM

Even though production of the mighty Pagani Zonda was supposed to come to a halt once the last example of the Zonda Revolucion left the company’s workshop in Modena, the Italian automaker is not yet keen on letting its supercar become a thing of the past.

Last time we checked, Horacio and his crew were working on the Zonda LM , a vehicle based on the 760 RS and paying tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Up until now, the consensus was that the LM is the final Zonda to come out of Modena. Well, guess what? Pagani is rolling out yet another supercar that goes by the name 760 X and, like most of its bespoke cousins, it’s a one-off rocket.

Unlike the Zonda LM, which displays a carbon-fiber suit, the 760 X comes in an eye-catching Baby Blue-like wrap, with only a few body pieces, such as the enormous rear wing or the long air scoop covering the cabin, showing their bare carbon skin. For an extra touch of exclusivity, the taillights have their surrounds finished in the green, white and red colors of the Italian flag, a trick borrowed from the Zonda Uno .

Moving into the cabin, we find the same shade of blue covering the leather-wrapped seats and some of the dashboard. Like with most Zondas, the cockpit is crammed with carbon-fiber parts and aluminum inserts. Can you believe the Zonda is actually 15 years old? There’s no specific word on how many ponies are motivating the 760 X, but the vehicle’s designation is a strong hint that the AMG-sourced V-12 mill cranks out 760 horsepower.

Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda 760 X.

Introduced in 1999, the Pagani Zonda was supposed to retire this year once the fifth and final example of the Zonda Revolucion rolled out of Horacio’s workshop in Modena, Italy. However, a mysterious vehicle that surfaced online recently suggests the company has built one more supercar before closing the Zonda chapter once and for all.

Although Pagani has yet to reveal any details about this peculiar model, the folks over at Prototype Zero claim it’s a unique vehicle that has been christened LM. The bespoke supercar is reportedly based on the 760 RS model and pays tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Unlike other special edition Zondas, the LM is supposed to wear a revised front fascia with brand-new headlamps.

The video below doesn’t shed too much light on that aspect, mainly because the vehicle’s front end is covered in duct tape, but it does reveal other features that make us believe we’re not looking at a "regular" Zonda. For instance, it carries a huge wing that’s different than the one seen on the Zonda Revolucion. What’s more, it sports "LM" graphics on the rear fenders and tricolore stripes depicting the Italian flag on one side and the German flag on the other.

The rest of the body appears to be built on standard 760 RS specifications, including wider fenders, a roof-mounted airscoop and rear fender intakes. Power should come from the same AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 mill, but we wouldn’t be surprised if output figures would blow past the 800-horsepower mark.

All told, this is an intriguing Zonda we’re very anxious to learn more about, so make sure you stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details.

Update 6/20/2014: A video of the 760 LM’s reveal made it to the Internet, but was swiftly deleted. We managed to grab the video before the uploader deleted it, and you can see it after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda LM.

Exclusivity and fast cars have gone hand in hand for years. Corvettes , Porsches , Lamborghinis , Ferraris , and Bugattis all have both factors in common and to an increasing degree as the list progresses. However, There’s one car maker, and more specifically, one car model, that oozes with the sort of bespoke rarity only found in artistic works from the likes of de Vinci or Michelangelo; the Pagani Zonda Revolucion.

The Zonda Revolucion is Pagani ’s greatest iteration of the Zonda supercar and will likely be the last. This last hurrah of greatness for the nameplate that dates back to 1999, the Revolucion is a hyper version of the already-hyper Zonda R.

Like the Zonda R, the Revolucion’s power comes from an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V-12 that churns out an amazing 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. A central monocoque carbon-titanium chassis and carbon fiber everything keeps the Revolucion’s weight down to a skimpy 2,358 pounds.

Supercars like this aren’t usually built in great quantity, which holds true in extreme form for the Revolucion. Only five were ever made. The one you see pictured above is number two, delivered to its owner in Japan in 2013. Number five , however, is headed to the Geneva Motor Show in early March to show off one last time before being delivered to its lucky owner.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Pagani Zonda Revolucion #5.

Now this is a rare treat folks; a 11-minute monologue by Horacio Pagani himself about the history of the brand he’s created. It, of course, all begins with Pagani’s youth when he would help his father with his cars, then moved into him building a dune buggy, then onto developing his own open-wheel competition car.

From there, the rest was history, as he took on the lowest-level job in Lamborghini ’s body shop, and became part of a team that the automaker challenged to build a composite chassis. From this came the Countach Evoluzione, which was simply a test car that was later purposely crashed to test the safety of this new composite frame.

This amazing story just keeps on going, and gets more interesting every minute. It is so amazing how well Mr. Pagani can outline his life with such accuracy and detail, and keep my attention despite having to read the English translation below. Honestly, though, car is a universal language, so half the time I grasped the concept just from his emotion and the video.

Simply an amazing video featuring one of the true rags-to-riches stories of the supercar world.

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How does a ride in the Pagani Zonda S with Horacio Pagani himself? Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Well, when Horacio Pagani offers you a ride in his personal Zonda S, the only answer that should cross your lips is "hell, yeah!" The lucky guy is an editor from XCar, who not only had Mr. Pagani as his personal taxi driver, but was also allowed to test this special Zonda S himself.

The car you see driven here is the sixth Zonda ever produced. This model was the first all-carbon-fiber car, which help reduce the Zonda’s curb weight drastically and improved the handling of this already-awesome supercar .

The Zonda S 7.3 uses a 7.3-liter, AMG-sourced, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 547 horsepower 550 pound-feet of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 208 mph.

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If you think Ferrari s are exclusive, think again because just down the road is a small company run by a man called Horacio Pagani. The Pagani Zonda was his first creation and nowadays, technicians in his factory hand-build the Pagani Huayra .

With the limted-run production of the Zonda having ended, Horacio took up the new Huayra project last year, but unsurprisingly there are some wealthy enthusiasts of the old Zonda. These enthusiasts prefer the naturally aspirated AMG -sourced 7.3-liter V-12 over the twin-turbocharged engine of the Huayra .

Over the years, the Zonda has evolved into its ultimate expression, the Zonda R. Built for fun, the Zonda R was just an exercise to see how fast the supercar can actually be. The car was not road legal, so it was never offered for sale. Pagani did, however, make road-going special editions of the Zonda R .

Recently, Pagani came out with the Zonda Revolucion and it said that this will be the last of the special editions. As it happens, it isn’t the last Zonda, as unique Zonda Revolucion was spotted at the factory by Marchettino. What’s so unique about it? Well, the carbon-fiber body on this car has a blue tinge to it, but you can still see the weave in the carbon fiber under the glossy lacquer coating.

In the above video, you can see that the car is still being assembled at the factory. As is the case with most hypercars, it is still a mystery as to who owns this beauty, but whoever it is, he or she is one of the luckiest souls on the face of this planet.

Click past the jump to read more about the Zonda Revolucion

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Youtube user Shmee150 managed to catch another great video, this time if a Pagani Huayra along with a Zonda S on the race track.

The two cars were caught at the Goodwood Motor Circuit for a filming session and along with the short racing session, the video also shows them revving their V-12 powerplants, plus a number of flybys down the main straight.

As a reminder, the Huayra is powered by a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine that delivers a total of 700 horsepower and 730 pound-feet. This output is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 220 mph. On the other hand, Zonda S is a little bit less powerful with an output of just 540 horsepower. Even so, it still sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Check out the video to see which of the two models sounds the best!

These days, Italian automaker Pagani has become a household name in supercar lore. It’s one of the most recognizable supercar brands in the world, thanks in large part to the success generated by the now-iconic Zonda .

But that wasn’t always the case, especially during the turn of the century when the Zonda was just getting started in turning heads.

Fast forward to this year and it looks like Pagani is going to finally send the Zonda off into retirement. So, it’s only appropriate that we pay homage to the supercar that started it all, the prototype model that has come to be known as the Zonda "Nonno".

Serial car spotter, Shmee150, managed to take a close look at the prototype test mule Zonda, nicknamed "Nonno" (that means ’grandfather’ in Italian) because of its age (it was one of the first prototye Zondas ever created) and wear and tear (it’s logged an incredible 680,000 miles, which is about 1.1 million kilometers)

Talk about getting your investment’s worth on one supercar.

Over the years, the Zonda Nonno has evolved, depending on what specifications Pagani was using at that time. In its current state, the supercar mule carries a 7.3-liter V-12 engine that packs 760 horsepower and specified to the details of the Zonda 760.

But with the Zonda’s retirement drawing closer and closer, it looks like the Zonda Nonno will finally get the rest it so richly deserves.

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