Pagani Zonda Super Sport Car
The Pagani Zonda is a mid-engined sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani.
It debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2011, with three special edition cars,
the Zonda 760RS, Zonda 760LH and the Zonda 764 Passione,
being produced in 2012, and another special edition car, the Zonda 760RSJX, being produced at the end of 2014.
By June 2009, 135 Zondas had been built, including development mules. Both 2-door coupé and roadster versions have been produced.
Construction is mainly of carbon fiber.-Justplay
Some of the early Zonda engineering was done by Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
The car was originally to be named the “Fangio F1” after him, but, following his death in 1995,
it was renamed for the Zonda wind, a regional term for an air current above Argentina
Pagani unveiled the final version of the Zonda, called Zonda Revolución to clients and family members during “Vanishing Point 2013”,
the International Pagani gathering.
The central monocoque is carbon-titanium, the needle on the scale stops at 1070 kg. The Mercedes-AMG engine is an evolution of the Zonda R powerplant.
The 6.0-liter V12 now develops an output of 800 PS (588 kW; 789 hp) and 730 N·m (540 lbf·ft) of torque,resulting in a power to weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne.
The Xtrac 672 6-speed transversal and sequential gearbox changes gears in 20ms. The traction control developed by Bosch with 12 stage traction control and the renewed ABS system,
allows the vehicle to further adapt to the driver’s driving style.
The aerodynamics feature new and updated canards on the front, as well as a vertical stabilizer supporting the main rear wing.
Beside using R Evolución’s body, the Zonda Revolución also features a DRS (Drag Reduction System) on the rear wing.
The system has two different operating modes, both can be activated by the driver at any time.
The manual system is controlled with the DRS button on the steering wheel.
The rear wing changes between maximum and minimum down-force settings,
at the occurrence of a lateral acceleration of 0.8 g and a minimum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).
Holding down the DRS for more than two seconds engages the DRS to work automatically according to the algorithms developed by the Pagani engineers during the development phase.
The main rear wing also utilises mounts on the side of the vehicle alongside a smaller wing at the end of the vertical stabiliser.
The Brembo braking system adopts new CCMR discs derived from F1 technology. With a weight saving of 15% compared to the previous CCM discs,
the CCMR offer higher stiffness and lower operating temperatures on extreme track use.
This contributes to the life of the disc which is increased by four times, with no sign of fading and a significant overall increase in braking power.
Each Revolución, of which only five were built, was priced at €2.2 million before taxes.
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