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
Celebrating The Zonda 20th Anniversary – PaganiAutomobili – YouTube
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Pagani Zonda 760 LM Roadster, a car worth over 3.5 million euros, was spotted on the track. Unfortunately, it started to rain while the car was on the track with the top open. Obviously, this led to rain getting into the interior. Basically, the Zonda 760 LM Roadster was being rained “in”. For a car of this value, that is not the best way to treat it… but, nature is out of the driver’s control.
7.3-Liter AMG V12 Engine with 760 Horsepower
The Pagani Zonda 760 LM Roadster sports a 7.3-liter AMG V12 engine producing 760 horsepower. The engine is coupled with a sequential manual transmission. As expected, the V12 has a purr of its own. The 750 LM Roadster can hit 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. This car was inspired by Le Mans prototype race cars. Compared to other Zondas, this car has new headlights, extended wheel arches, and a vented hood.
Minivan & Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
On the track with the Zonda filming it were a used minivan and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. The Gallardo Spyder is obviously very unique in its own way while the minivan… well that’s that. In the video, the Zonda can be seen on the track when it starts raining with the top open. This is definitely not a circumstance to be stuck in within such an expensive vehicle. Luckily, the driver was able to deal with the situation easily.
Hopefully, the Interior Wasn’t Damaged…
Overall, being stuck on the track with an open top Pagani Zonda 760 LM Roadster in the rain isn’t anyone’s goal. Well… maybe a few. On the other hand, the beauty and power of the Zonda 760 LM Roadster display the elegance of a true race car. A Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and a Pagani Zonda 760 LM Roadster at the track sounds pretty exciting in itself. In the end, let’s hope the interior of the Zonda wasn’t damaged by the unforeseen circumstances.