Pagani Zonda Revolucion Goes Wild At Fuji Speedway: Video
What do you do if you have a Pagani Zonda Revolucion and you have a racetrack like the Fuji Speedway in Japan all to yourself? Chances are, you’re going to do what Bingo Sports did. Taking full advantage of the opportunity to run unimpeded in one of the world’s most formidable tracks, Japan’s most prominent supercar dealership took to the Fuji Speedway to showcase all of its latest exotic masterpieces. One of these cars was the Zonda Revolucion, considered to be the fastest and most powerful iteration of Pagani’s iconic Zonda nameplate.
The following video is what I look to call “showpiece evidence” of the Zonda Revolucion’s incredible track abilities. Running virtually alone around the track, you can see and hear just how crackling this monster of a Zonda is. That 6.0-liter V-12 engine that’s been tuned to produce 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque roars to life in just about every kerb and chicane on the track. Dial up the volume and the sound becomes incredibly intoxicating. So, take a few minutes and check out this video of the Zonda Revolucion running roughshod over the Fuji Speedway. At one point, there’s even a shot of the car disappearing in the distance while the majestic Mt. Fuji sits ever-so still in the background. As far as picturesque landscapes go, it doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
As a brief refresher on the awesomeness that is the Zonda Revolucion, Pagani introduced the model at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show as a souped-up version of the already souped-up Zonda R. In fact, the model that Pagani showcased in Geneva almost two years ago is the exact same model that Bingo Sports has. Yep, the naked carbon-bodied Zonda Revolucion that’s in the video is the same one that caused a lot of jaws to drop in Geneva back in 2014. It’s unclear if Bingo Sports is selling this particular Zonda Revolucion, but with only five units in existence, I certainly can’t blame the Japanese supercar dealer for resisting the urge to sell this ultra-exclusive supercar.
We should all know by now that the Pagani Zonda, and even its successor, the Huayra, are not street-legal in the U.S. Sure, Pagani may still be fighting with the NHTSA to gain an exemption for the Huayra, allowing it to legally roam U.S. streets, but the Zonda never was and never will be allowed to drive on U.S. roads, even if three or four have managed to slip through into private collections.
As a result, a desperate owner in the U.S. took matters into his own hands and created his very own Pagani Zonda replica, which was recently spotted broken down in Mountain View, California.
The pictures captured simply scream "replica," as the dimensions are all wrong, despite the fact that this particular unit is far off from the real thing. No specific details have been released about this particular unit, but based on the huge number of Ferrari replica’s designed around the Toyota MR2, it’s likely that this vehicle utilized a similar affordable sports car and has been designed around it.
If true, that means this Zonda replica would be gravely underpowered as the Toyota MR2 only featured a tiny 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, producing just 138hp at 6,400 rpm and only reached a top speed of 129 mph. Compare this to the Pagani Zonda F however, and the true extent of the differences become clear.
The Zonda featured a 7.3-liter V-12 engine sourced from AMG and produced around 650hp, helping the lightweight hypercar sprint to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and onto a claimed top speed of 220 mph.
Just a few days ago, we released a video courtesy of Marchettino which was claimed to capture the Pagani Zonda R Evolution, or ‘Evo’. Now that the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 has come around however, we can officially confirm that that particular car was not the Evolution, but the car in the video above is. After looking at both, we’re glad that Marchettino got it wrong this time.
The Pagani Zonda R Evolution is basically an even more extreme version of the already-insane R, and promises to be substantially faster than the standard car, meaning a possible Nordschleife run could see the new car eclipse the regular R’s record-breaking lap of 6:47.
Taking a leaf out of the book of the Zonda 760 RS and 760 LH, the new Zonda R Evolution delivers, you guessed it, 760BHP from its modified 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V12 engine. Additional changes have been implemented throughout the suspension set up, although Pagani has yet to reveal any official details about these changes.
What we can confirm however, is that the Zonda R Evolution features a dramatically re-designed body with various new aerodynamic aids now being featured on the car. These include additional vents at the front end, including a more aggressively-styled splitter and larger winglets. Furthermore, the rear also features aerodynamic improvements with a second small wing now situated below the larger rear wing, which has also been improved.
Follow the jump to check out an awesome video of the car revving, and stay tuned for the official release of the Zonda R Evolution in the coming days.
We caught wind of the Pagani Zonda R EVO less than two weeks ago and YouTube user, Marchettino, has already managed to capture the special Pagani Zonda on video.
The Zonda R EVO is set to be unveiled next week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will feature new suspensions, while its V12 AMG engine will deliver a total of 771 HP. It looks like this supercar is ready to set a new record at the Nurburgring.
Here’s what Marchettino stated about his video: "At a moment I stopped recording because I felt a bit guilty so I gave some help to my friends that were pushing the car to the showroom. The debut to the EVO will take place in the hills of Goodwood, I’ve been very lucky to see and film it as first."
About a month ago, Pagani unveiled a pretty cool documentary explaining the technology behind the Huayra. And because people were thoroughly impressed with it, the company decided to offer a new documentary, this time explaining the history of the very successful company.
Parts 1-4 have already been unveiled and talk about the beginnings of the company. Part One talks about Pagani founder Horacio Pagani and reveals a collage of personal photos, while Part Two explains how the company was founded in 1999 and talks about the first vehicle produced by Pagani: the Zonda C12. Part Three goes into years 2005-2008 of the company and the production of the Zonda F and Part Four handles model year 2009 with the Zonda R. Finally, Part 5 covers the 2009-2011 model years with the Zonda Cinque.
Parts Two, Three, Four and Five can be found after the jump. Enjoy!
Marchettino always seems to be at the right place, at the right time. Mix that with his tremendous skill on the computer, and you have amazing videos that capture the most spectacular vehicles on the market. His latest video shows off the best sounds of all the Pagani models he has filmed over the year. He says the video is a tribute to Horacio Pagani, "a person I really admire for how he started his career with almost nothing, and now produces some of the best and most exclusive supercars in the world."
The video includes the engine sounds of models like the Zonda Cinque, the Zonda F, and the Zonda R, as well as the latest Huayra supercar. The cars were caught both on the track and on public streets with brutal accelerations, launches, loud revving scenes, and more! All you have to do is turn up the volume and enjoy!
Here’s another go-around into the future with yet another design study based on an electric sports car. The only difference is that this study wasn’t put together by students as a final project, but was designed by none other than Pagani interior/exterior designer, Antonio Bruno. His project, the Electrodynamics Concept, features a design made of unstructured volumes and, of course, an electric powertrain.
The Electrodynamics is much like any other sports car in that it has a very aerodynamic shape. That shape is then visually broken up by black and white exterior features and a set of futuristic wheels. When talking about the exterior design of the concept, Antonio Bruno said: "The absence of a brand reference has contributed to the free forms and is totally devoted to aerodynamic influences and perceptions typical of product design. The upper dome is formed from a tinted acrylic component that stretches up to the front bumper, where it could hide the additional headlights."
We can go on about the look of the car, but the real focus is the origin of power. The future is obviously in electric cars so this concept is destined to be powered by four permanent magnetic electric motors placed inboard and connected to the wheels via drive shafts. What these motors will do for performance times is obviously unknown at this point.
Whether we’ll actually see this independent design study out on the streets is highly doubtful. However, the redeeming factor of having designers who can come up with studies like this is that it gets everyone’s brains to churn out better and better ideas for the future and that is always a good thing.
Pagani’s future C9 supercar has been caught testing again, and this time, the spy shots are extremely clear. Replacing the current Zonda, the C9 will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Pagani announced it will produce a number of 40 units a year, and that the C9 will carry a price tag of approx. $1,250,000.
The C9 will be powered by a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 engine, that delivers around 700bhp and more than 730lb ft of torque. The engine will send its power to the road through a seven-speed sequential set-up, sourced from British transmission specialist X-trac.
The Pagani will be distinguished by side-mounted air intakes, Enzo-like scallops in the bonnet, gullwing doors, and, of course, an ultra-expensive, ultra-lightweight carbon-titanium chassis. This will help the C9 tip the scales at just 1230kg.
The good news doesn’t stop there, folks! The C9 will be homologated for sale in the United States. So, start saving!