Pagani Zonda replaced by new Huayra – official photos

January 27th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

It hasn’t been an easy launch for Pagani’s new Huayra supercar, a series of grainy leaked images spoiled the party and stole the radically designed vehicle’s thunder. Regardless, Pagani is spushing on and has officially released details and images on the brand new Zonda replacement.

So what’s it all about? Well, Horacio Pagano’s newest creation is named after the Andean god of wind, Aymara Huayra Tata. The Huayra a more rounded styling and isn’t quiteas raw as the Zonda, but the two models do share certain brand similarities. Like the Zonda the Huayra won’t appeal to all tastes but it was never designed to.

Entry into the supercar is through a pair of swooping gullwing doors which reveal a fully bespoke interior with some cool details like blue illumination and an exposed gear selector.

The Italian machine is built around an all-new carbon-titanium monocoque frame while the body parts are constructed from carbon fibre. Lightweight materials have been thoroughly used during construction, with the Huayra tipping the scales at just 1,350 kg.

Behind the passenger firewall sits a brand spankers 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, built specially for Pagani by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division. The 12-cylinder monster produces more than 700 hp and a torque figure of over 1000 Nm. Exact performance numbers and times will be announced at a later date. Continue reading “Pagani Zonda replaced by new Huayra – official photos” »

One-off Pagani Zonda HH drawings shown

August 3rd, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

The latest special edition Zonda to come from Pagani has been built for one ludicrously wealthy American buyer. While it will be delivered later this year  a sneak peek of the Zonda HH has arrived online.

There’s still no word on who exactly this one-off convertible is being built for, but the proud potential owner has shown off his creation and it looks like an amalgamation of the Zonda F and Cinque.

The HH starts with the Zonda’s carbon-titanium tub, and from there the owner has picked the best bits from the Pagani parts bin. Carbon ceramic brakes sit in behind center-locking wheels, while the Cinque’s 680-horsepower AMG-sourced V12 lives out back, sending exhaust fumes out through a titanium exhaust system and delivering power to a traditional manual gearbox.

The Monterey Blue exterior and yellow accenting is locked in but the design is still being fleshed out and the man behind the HH hopes to have it in his possession by year’s end, complete with the F’s front clip but without the massive rear-mounted air intake. Beacuse in the mystery buyer’s own words, “that was a little much.” Continue reading “One-off Pagani Zonda HH drawings shown” »

Pagani Zonda R – Commercial

July 7th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Pagani Zonda R – Official Commercial

Pagani Zonda Tricolore tribute car revealed

February 26th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Pagani is getting all patriotic with its latest special edition Zonda called the Tricolore.

What’s expected to be the final incarnation of the hyper-exotic-car Zonda before the new C9 model reaches production, the Tricolore edition honors the Italian air force aerobatics team, known as the Frecce Tricolori.

Based on the Zonda Cinque, the Tricolore’s body is constructed entirely from a unique carbon-titanium weave which is mixed with a blue lacquer. Red, white and green striping runs from the nose along the top of the car’s surface.

Other exterior mods include LED running lights which are unique to the Tricolore. This special version is set to be very exclusive with only one example being produced and Pagani isn’t going to gift it to the Italian air force, instead it will sell for 1.3 million euros.

The Tricolore is ready to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, till then check out some images in the gallery below.

Pagani C9 set to replace Zonda this year

January 25th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

The Pagani C9 successor to the exclusive Zonda supercar is moving ever closer to its unveiling later this year.

Pagani boss man Horacio Pagani spoke recently with Autoblog Argentina and revealed the first details for his new supercar.

Power will come from a 6.0 litre V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine tuned to produce around 520kW and 1000Nm of torque, the Pagani C9 will rival the 550kW/710Nm of the company’s top brass Zonda R (pictured) which was limited to just 16 examples.

The C9 is said to be a completely new car, from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics. It will feature more than 3,770 new parts among which are a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires and Bosch electronics. The styling should be similar to the Zonda but overall proportions will be smaller.

Pagani will build no more than 40 units each year, with pricing expected to start at a hefty $1.2 million USD.

Production of the current Zonda and its various models, meanwhile, is expected to end this September. Beyond that, Pagani will be moving into a new production facility, which will allow it to boost production to around 60 cars per year from the current 16.

Need for Speed SHIFT: Car battle mode trailer

December 20th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
Since the car has been invented people have argued about which car is the best. In Need for Speed SHIFT you get to answer that question in the unique Car Battle mode.

Since the car has been invented people have argued about which car is the best. In Need for Speed SHIFT you get to answer that question in the unique Car Battle mode.

Pagani Zonda R official commercial

December 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

It’s a 750hp carbon fibre missile aimed right at the soft underbelly of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ascari, Gumpert and other exotica. Pagani exceeds itself again.

Pagani Zonda F laps Nurburgring in 7m 27s

December 16th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
Gunning for the out-and-out production car record, the Zonda F is on the limit

Gunning for the out-and-out production car record, the Zonda F is on the limit

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