2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion

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Pagani is already selling the Huayra supercar , which is enjoying great success, but the company decided to take a look back in the past and developed the Zonda Revolucion, or, as Pagani describes it "the apex of the celebration of performance, technology and art applied to a track car."

When compared to a standard Zonda , the new version features an improved aerodynamic package, a new rear wing with a Drag Reduction System and, of course, some extra power under the hood. All these changes make it ready to take on any circuit in the world.

The new Zonda Revolucion was unveiled at the 2013 Vanishing Point - the international Pagani gathering - and will be priced at €2.2 million plus taxes (about $2.8 million). It will be limited to only five units, four of which were sold during the private presentation.

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

Exterior

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

The new Zonda Revolution was built on a central monocoque made of carbon titanium, so it weighs only 1,070 kg (2,358 pounds). When compared to a standard Zonda, the new Revolution version adds a new aerodynamic package, which adds new deflectors on the front hood, plus a vertical stabilizer mounted on the rear hood.

The rear wing is equipped with a Drag Reduction System (DRS) that features two different operating modes, which can be operated by the driver at any time. Thanks to this new system, the rear wing changes between maximum and minimum downforce settings, at the occurrence of a lateral acceleration of + / - 0.8 g and a minimum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

Interior

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

Few details have been revealed about the supercar’s interior, but we do know that the new Zonda Revolucion, like all Paganis, is tailor made. This means that it offers the highest level of luxury and exclusivity.

Drivetrain

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

The new Zonda Revolution is powered by an improved version of Mercedes AMG’s 6.0-liter V-12 engine. The engine delivers a total of 800 horsepower and peak torque of 538 pound-feet. Thanks to this increased output, the new Zonda Revolution delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 748 horsepower per metric ton (2,204.6 pounds).

The engine delivers power via a six-speed magnesium transversal and sequential gearbox that changes gears in 20 milliseconds.

Suspensions and brakes

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

The new Zonda Revolucion is equipped with a high-performance Brembo braking system with F1 technology derived CCMR discs. These new discs are about 15 percent lighter than standard CCM discs, plus they deliver higher stiffness and lower operating temperatures during extreme track use.

The car also features a new traction-control system developed by Bosch with 12 different settings and the renewed ABS system.

Prices

The new Pagani Zonda Revolucion is priced at €2.2 million plus taxes (about $2.8 million). It will be limited to only five units. Four of the five units are already sold.

Competition

Considering the new Pagani Zonda Revolution is a supercar specially developed for the racetrack, it will have limited competition. We say that because the usual ones, like the Maserati MC12 Corsa and Ferrari FXX, are no longer in production. The closest model is one that is still just a rumor….

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX

Ferrari LaFerrari EVOXX

There are rumors suggesting that the new LaFerrari could receive a more powerful, track-oriented version. Of course, those rumors were denied by Ferrari – surprise, surprise – but we are pretty sure the Italian company is hard at work on it.

The new LaFerrari EvoXX will most likely deliver a few more horsepower and will be lighter than the standard version. Ferrari will also add an updated suspension and race-inspired brakes.

If built, it will arrive on the market sometime in 2014.

Conclusion

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

The new Zonda Revolucion sounds like a great supercar. It is more powerful, lighter and looks better than a standard Zonda. Still, you can only enjoy it on the racetrack. So, if you have $3 million and an itch to rip up a racetrack, this may be the supercar for you.

LOVE IT
  • More power
  • Lighter
  • New technologies
LEAVE IT
  • Just 5 units
  • Very expensive

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