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.
Official Reveal Video
Revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , the LaFerrari is the first hybrid supercar the Italian company has ever built. Developed to fill in the gap left by the retired Enzo, the LaFerrari carries a 6.3-liter V-12 engine under the hood that delivers 800 horsepower. The conventional mill is aided by an electric motor that motivates the front wheels and adds an extra 163 ponies for a total output of 963 horsepower.
With use from a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the supercar needs less than three seconds to launch from naught to 60 mph and can reach a top speed of 217 mph. Ferrari is building only 499 units of the LaFerrari, all of which have already been commissioned by wealthy customers that can afford the $1.4 million sticker.
Britain’s most powerful supercar is also motivated by a hybrid powertrain, with the 3.8-liter V-8 engine being aided by an electric motor. The V-8 alone cranks out about 800 horsepower, while the battery-powered unit adds just enough to push total output just beyond the 900 mark at 903 horsepower and in excess of 1,000 pound-feet of torque.
The P1 takes only 2.6 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph and just 16.5 seconds to get up to 186 mph before reaching a top speed of 217 mph. To be built in 375 units, the P1 is more exclusive than the Ferrari LaFerrari, but a little bit cheaper at "only" $1.15 million per unit. Just like its Italian rival, the McLaren was sold out in a matter of months.