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Twenty Years Since the Pagani Zonda C12 Debut
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Pagani celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Zonda. It was first at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show that Pagani revealed the first Zonda, the C12. Ever since, the Zonda has been a legendary sports car known for its prowess, price tag, and racing abilities. After the C12, there was the Zonda S, Zonda F, Zonda Cinque, and more. Now, the successor is on the market – the Pagani Huayra. But, that doesn’t mean the Zonda is dead. It is no less an amazing vehicle today than in 1999.
Specs of the Original Pagani Zonda C12
The Pagani Zonda C12 sports a 6.0-liter Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine. This motor produces 444 horsepower and 572 lb.-ft. of torque. This works in combo with a 5-speed manual transmission. Not surprisingly, this car could reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and 100 mph in 9.2 seconds. In total, only 5 Zonda models were built with the 6.0-liter engine. From there, the Zonda upgraded to a 7.0-liter V12 in the S model. And, obviously, each model further receives more power as well as more capabilities.
The Pagani Zonda is a Legendary Car
Ever since its debut in 1999, the Pagani Zonda has become a legendary car. Whether viewed in real life at an auto show, in the streets, or via a video game, this car has obtained the respect of car lovers worldwide. Owning a Zonda is a rare opportunity that many people would love to enjoy. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a Zonda. But everyone can appreciate the engineering feat that this car is in the auto market. Overall, the Zonda is an amazing sports car – congrats to Pagani Automobili!
Note: The featured image is by Alexander Migl of Wikimedia.
A Dedication to Italy’s Aerobatic Team
For the 2010 model year, Pagani introduced the Zonda Tricolore, a tribute in design. The Pagani Zonda Tricolore is an honor to Frecce Tricolori, Italy’s aerobatic team. With only three units total, this car is quite a collectible vehicle. The Frecce Tricolori aero team is a team of pilots that can pull amazing stunts across the blue sky. Refer to the video below for a view of their most popular video on YouTube. In concept, the Tricolore takes much away from the Zonda Cinque. But, there is quite a few things that reflect the Tricolori.
Differences from the Zonda Cinque
Pagani Zonda Tricolore – PaganiAutomobili – YouTube
The Pagani Zonda Tricolore does differ from the Zonda Cinque. Although much of the body is similar, there are a handful of things that make it stand out. First, there is a clear blue lacquer paintjob in combo with red, white, and green stripes. Second, there is a small wing behind the cockpit, relating to the tail wing of the Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi MB-339 PAN stunt plane. On a hidden note, the car is 6 mph faster than a standard Zonda. This means it can reach 220 mph! Even though it is not a huge difference, why not hit the next decade of speed.
Another Amazing Zonda Model
Overall, the Pagani Zonda Tricolore is an amazing, new model for the Zonda lineup. For $1.35 million USD ($1.2 million Euros), this car could’ve been yours! Unfortunately, it is long gone, and with only three builds, this car is quite rare. Seeing one of these on the road is like hitting Mega Millions or the Powerball. The Pagani Zonda Tricolore tribute to the Frecce Tricolori is quite a statement by the supercar company. Frecce Tricolori can do amazing things in airplanes, so it is not surprising to dedicate such a fine vehicle to their spectacle. In conclusion, the Zonda Tricolore is another beauty by the Pagani Automobili.
RIAT 2014 Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force The Royal International Air Tattoo – Tonkatsu298 – YouTube
Note: The featured image is by DomiD19 on Wikimedia.