• Pagani C9 spied testing in South Africa

The new Pagani C9 supercar was recently spotten doing some test runs in Upington, South Africa where the car was being put through a rigorous hot weather test – temperatures were taken at around 39°C (102°F) - near the Kalahari desert. By all indications, it seems to be getting its pistons running in time for its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The C9 – not it’s official name, as we’ve been told – will be succeeding the highly-successful Zonda supercar and much like its predecessor, the C9 packs power and speed to the absolute brim. Powered by an AMG Mercedes 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo engine that’s capable of producing in excess of 700 horsepower and over 1000Nm of torque, the supercar also comes with about 3,770 new parts including a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires, and Bosch electronics.

Needless to say, the C9 looks every bit as tasty as the Zonda supercar.

For a car brand that rarely makes a splash in the news these days, the unveiling of the C9 supercar has made Pagani one of the most highly-anticipated attractions at the Geneva Motor Show. And if the C9 can live up to the high expectations set forth by the Zonda, then you can bet that Pagani’s new supercar will attract more than its fair share of customers.


Source: Easy Car Blog

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  (778) posted on 02.8.2010

What a nice teaser. I sure do hope that it makes it’s appearance on Geneva motorshow. It will be one of the cars that I will be searching for this year. I do hope that I can make it though, even for just two days. Now, after the motorshow, the next best place to see this car is on a race. I wonder if they will be joining the Le Man’s 24 hour endurance race this year. It’s going to be exciting to see it roll along with the big guys such as Ferrari and Ford GT.

  (1332) posted on 02.8.2010

Pagani builds some of the lightest mid engined V12s around, I look forward and hoping that the new Pagani will be a revolution rather than an evolution of the Zonda.

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