Even though the Zonda has been officially out of production since 2011, and replaced by the Huayra, Pagani seems to have a hard time saying no to all the special edition Zondas that have been commissioned in the years since. Presented at the end of 2014, the Zonda 760 RSJX was considered to be the last Zonda, built after the car was supposed to go out of production.

That said, yet another Zonda has appeared on the horizon in 2015. Called ZoZo, the latest Zonda was built for Japan’s youngest billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, who is the founder of an online fashion mall called ZoZoTown, hence the supercar’s moniker. Featuring an evolutionary design that blends old-school Pagani features with a couple of motifs inspired by early sketches for the Zonda R, the new Zonda 760 ZoZo is quite similar to Lewis Hamilton’s 760 LH in specifications.

Continue reading to learn more about the Pagani Zonda ZoZo.

  • 2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    800 @ 8000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    538 @ 5800
  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • Price:
    1500000
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Exterior

2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo Exterior
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The side's design isn't discernible from the available photos, but the air scoop on the roof seems to have been moved toward the rear, behind the cabin.

Most of the model’s exterior is painted in a similar shade of purple as the Zonda 760 LH, with the bodywork festooned with exposed carbon-fiber elements. The ZoZo’s bodykit seems to be an evolution of Lewis Hamilton’s car as well, with the front end featuring two round headlights at each corner and a deeply sculpted air splitter. The side’s design isn’t discernible from the available photos, but the air scoop on the roof seems to have been moved toward the rear, behind the cabin. Either that, or the car isn’t yet completed, a fact made clear by the gray test rims, which will probably be exchanged for black-painted ones on the finished model.

The rear end is where most of the differences from Hamilton’s Zonda 760 LH exist, as the ZoZo features a slightly modified rear wing that’s missing the dorsal fin. The ZoZo is also sporting a pair of extra taillights which, seem to have been inspired by early renderings of the Zonda R, while the distinctive regular taillights are flat black to go with the exposed carbon-fiber. The diffuser seems largely identical to other Zonda 760 versions.

Interior

Unfortunately, there are no interior shots of the interior for the Zonda ZoZo, but I expect the same level of exquisite craftsmanship as in any other Pagani. Almost every surface is probably covered in fine leather, while the center console is a symphony of carbon-fiber and aluminum. As with every car that Horacio built, the cabin is likely exotic from every perspective.

Drivetrain

2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo Exterior
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Top speed should be over 217 mph, while the naught to 60 mph is probably in the mid-two seconds.

Though not confirmed, the Zonda ZoZo is likely using a six-speed manual transmission instead of Huayra’s single-clutch sequential gearbox, thus entering a diminishing club of supercars that let you row your own gears. The model’s powerplant is sourced from Mercedes-AMG, as usual, with the gigantic 7.3-liter, hand-built, V-12 mill churning out no less than 760 horsepower and over 516 pound-feet of torque, all of it sent to the rear wheels. Top speed should be over 217 mph, while the naught to 60 mph is probably in the mid-two seconds. The chassis is built from an alloy patented by Pagani, called carbotanium, and it consists of (you guessed it) carbon-fiber mixed with titanium for added rigidity and less weight, while the V-12 engine is used as a stress member, like in most racecars.

Prices

2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo Exterior
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There is no word on pricing, but considering that all Zonda 760 models went for way over $1 million, you can probably guess that the ZoZo is no exception.

Competition

Koenigsegg One:1

2015 Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Koenigsegg is planning on breaking a few records with the Agera R and One:1.

Even though when I interviewed Horacio a few years ago he said that he doesn’t consider Koenigsegg to be a competitor, the truth is that Koenigsegg has also been part of the hypercar club in the last decade or so. Until the Regera reaches the market, the only true rival for the Zonda ZoZo is probably the One:1, even though it uses an entirely different approach to the hypercar genre compared to the Pagani model.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V-8 with 1,341 horsepower and 1,111 pound-feet of torque, Koenigsegg’s most powerful non-hybrid model is called the world’s first "megacar," courtesy of its "one MegaWatt of power." With a top speed of over 249 mph, it is in a slightly different league compared to the Zonda as far as straightline performance goes, but the Pagani bounces back in other areas.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale"

2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" High Resolution Exterior
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Even though the ZoZo may not actually be the last Zonda, since demand for old-school Pagani specials is still high, the Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" is without a doubt the last Bugatti Veyron to be made. The special model officially marks the end for the veteran hypercar, being equipped with the more-powerful version of that incredible sixteen-cylinder engine. The quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, W-16 delivers 1,184 horsepower and a massive 1,106 pound-feet of torque, delivered to all four wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

With a 0-62 mph acceleration of just 2.6 seconds and a top speed electronically limited at 255 mph, the Grand Sport Vitesse in "La Finale" guise is a worthy end for the long-running Veyron, approximately one year before it gets replaced by a new Bugatti model. Compared to the Zonda ZoZo it is probably less exclusive, since Pagani built its entire company from scratch, not with the help of a car giant like the Volkswagen Group.

Conclusion

2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo Exterior
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While there aren’t too many details available about the ZoZo yet, I know enough to consider it another one of Pagani’s rolling works of art. I’m not much of a fan of purple on cars, but the Zonda pulls it off without it appearing too... feminine, albeit flamboyance has always been one of Pagani’s design trademarks. ZoZo’s billionaire owner will probably be one happy man when he takes delivery of this masterpiece, which will hopefully be driven and not kept in an air-conditioned storage facility to increase its value.

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    • * Not the fastest hypercar out there
    • * Too expensive

Source: PrototypeZero

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