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.
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Ferrari introduced its very first hybrid supercar at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show . Developed as a spiritual successor of the Enzo, the LaFerrari carries an aggressive design and its lightweight chassis and body are set in motion by a combo that generates no less than 936 horsepower. 800 of these ponies come from a conventional, 6.3-liter V-12 unit, while the remaining 163 horses are sent to the front wheels by an electric motor.
The hybrid drivetrain and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission enable the LaFerrari to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a neck-breaking three seconds, while its top speed goes all the way up to 217 mph. The Italian automaker is building only 499 units of the LaFerrari, all of which have already been commissioned for $1.4 million each.
Just like its Italian rival, the McLaren P1 sports a hybrid powertrain that consists of a gasoline engine and a battery-powered electric motor. The combo produces 903 horsepower and in excess of 1,000 pound-feet of torque, with 800 ponies coming from the twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-8.
All that oomph goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic operated via paddle shifts mounted behind the steering wheel and send the P1 flying from naught to 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds and to 100 mph in just 4.7 seconds. When taken to the drag strip, the British supercar needs only 9.8 seconds to complete the quarter mile and blows past the 1320 mark at 149 mph. Slightly cheaper than the LaFerrari at $1.15 million, the P1 is a rare sight with only 375 units coming out of McLaren ’s factory in Woking.