• Pagani ’C9’ spotted testing its air brakes in Germany

Pagani’s new beast on wheels, codenamed the ‘C9’, was recently spotted by Autogespot doing some air brake testing at a German highway, giving us yet another glimpse of the superduper car that is widely expected to succeed the brand’s omniscient beast, the Zonda.

We’ve come to learn that Pagani has been testing the air brake system on the C9 and if the company decides to use the technology on the supercar, it would make the C9 the third supercar to do so after the Bugatti Veyron and the Mercedes-Benz SLR. Given the insane speeds the C9 is bound to pack, employing an air brake system on this rocket ought to be a good idea.

The new Pagani supercar will be powered by an AMG sourced 6.0-liter V12 engine that will produce a total of 690 horsepower and 737 lb/ft of torque. The company’s founder, Horacio Pagani, has also announced that the C9 will carry a completely new look in terms of its design, weight, distribution, materials, and dynamics.


Source: Autogespot

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  (462) posted on 04.4.2011

Everytime i see the Pagani all i could say is wow! This sports car is not a newbie after all. And the good thing about the Pagani is that except for the aggressive look it also has an outstanding engine performance.

  (534) posted on 10.15.2010

Not sure I’m digging all that chicken wire mesh in the nose, but I guess that’s needed to keep leaves, bugs and small children from clogging the radiators. Everything else looks promising.

  (206) posted on 09.22.2010


The Ultimate Aero has been in production for 3 years. They have made at least 14 customer cars that are out on the road. One was raced by a customer in the Gumball 3000. The Sultan of Brunei also has one.

The Hennessey Venom GT is NOT a tuner car. I thought so at first but do some research. The whole front and rear space frames are designed by Hennessey. The suspension is Hennessey. The engines are Hennessey(Highly modded Chevy). The body is Hennessey. Only the crash certified tub, windows and doors, and various trim is Lotus.

They are both production cars. You are just so anti-American you are blinded. Wake up to reality. The Pagani C9 is car #5 to have air brakes.

  (868) posted on 09.21.2010


In the article’s defense, it was referring to production cars. The SSC Ultimate Aero isn’t a production car yet; they built numerous prototypes, but none of them are out on the road yet, and the Hennessey Venom GT isn’t a production car, it’s a tuner car. As far as street-legal production cars go, the C9 will indeed be the third to feature an airbrake.

  (206) posted on 09.21.2010

Once again Top Speed has their facts wrong. This will be the 5th car with air brake, not the 3rd. The 2009 and later SSC Ultimate Aero has air brakes. The new 2010 Hennessey Venom GT has an air brake. So the C9 is at least number 5, not 3.

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