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February 5th, 2009, 13:50
"A Pagani Zonda is never shy of a drive at the racetrack, a fact that was undermined numerous times in the past with records for production vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. With the input of its avid track focused customers, the Pagani team has created the Zonda R using bespoke engineering solutions to meet the performance demands for a trackday version of the highly popular Zonda F.

The central monocoque is made of a Carbon-Titanium composite, increasing rigidity while reducing significantly the weight. Bolted directly to the chassis is the Mercedes
AMG 6.0 litre race derived V12 engine, with 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque. A direct throttle actuation via mechanical cable ensures immediate throttle response. The Xtrac Magnesium cased dog ring gearbox combined with tha Automac Engineering AMT system performs gearshifts in 20ms, triggered by the drivers input on the paddles behind the steering wheel. A 12-way Bosch Motorsport traction control and ABS system allows the driver to fully adjust the settings while driving the Zonda R.

At the pits, each driver will be able to find a suitable setup thanks to a fully adjustable suspension and wing configuration. The effectiveness of the rear is matched by a complex new front bonnet, a masterpiece realised with the help of models by Ennegi, as well as the closed underbody and rear diffusor. Aerodynamic setups rage from a high downforce setting of 1.500kg to a 350kmh top speed setting.

Aspa forged AvionAl suspension components as well as machined structural ErgAl parts holding the engine and gearbox have been designed to reduce the weight of the overall car, Poggipolini Titanium screws are used on the whole car. These measures lead to a dry weight of 1.070 kg.

The interior has been designed to offer a perfect environment for the driver. The controls are limited to the indispensable, but the quality finish reflects the usual demanding Pagani standards. The bespoke Toora seats are FIA homologated and comply to latest HANS standards, five-point safety belts and a CrMo roll-cage assure the occupants’ safety.

The lucky owners of the Zonda R will experience a level of performance on the track, that is simply not possible on the road. A power-to-weight ratio of 701 hp-per-ton will catapult them from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2,7 seconds, the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes ensure the car comes to a standstill even quicker.

The Zonda R is built in a limited production run and sold at a price of 1.460.000 Euro plus taxes, a performance machine, a track toy, a collectors item, a masterpiece signed by Horacio Pagani.

Technical Data
Engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG - M120 - 12 cylinder V 60°, 48 valves; displacement 5987 ccm, dry sump.
Max. Power: (kW) hp/rpm: (551) 750 / 7.500.
Max. Torque: Nm/rpm: 710/5.700.
Stroke: 80,20 mm.
Bore: 89,00 mm.

Traction control: 12 Stage - Bosch Motorsport traction control system.
Intake: Single throttle bodies, mechanically operated.
Exhaust system: Hydroformed Inconel, ceramic coated.

Transmission: Longitudinal mid engine; rear wheel drive with self-locking differential.
Gearbox: XTRAC 672 bespoke magnesium casing gearbox, 6 speed sequential dog gearchange with Automac Engineering AMT system.

Carbon-ceramic brakes: 4 ventilated Brembo disks, hydraulic power brake. 12 Stage - Bosch Motorsport Race ABS.
Dischi: Front 380×34 mm 6 piston caliper; Rear 380×34 mm 4 piston caliper.

Wheels: Forged alloy APP wheels; 19” front, 20” rear.
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Zonda R: ant. 255/35/19; post. 335/30/20.

Suspensions: 4 independent wheels with double A-arm; Forged Avional suspension arms; pull rod helical springs and Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers.

Structure: Central carbon-Titanium chassis, Engine is a stressed member; front and rear Cr Mo space frames; bodywork carbon fiber MD System.

Dimensions: Length 4886 mm; Width 2014 mm; height 1141 mm; Wheelbase 2785 mm; Dry weight 1070 kg.

Safety: Roll cage in Cr Mo steel; carbon fibre seats HANS compatible; five point harness.

Performance: 0-100 km/h in 2,7 sec.; Top speed: > 350 km/h.
Weight-to-Power ratio: 1,43 kg/hp."








February 5th, 2009, 13:52








February 5th, 2009, 14:50

"The controls are limited to the indispensable"

LOL I hope it comes with a full-fledged interactive custom driving simulator...

February 5th, 2009, 22:31
Styling, engineering look fabulous.

The interior is just unbelievably tacky with all those cheap plastic silvery bits. (or worse, aluminium made to look like plastic !)

The price...........:costumes:

That said, I have broken open the piggy bank and ordered one in a tasteful Scottish blue, and am having the cockpit redone in a nice walnut-and-leather finish appropriate to my image. Pop over any time you want a spin, Ferry.

February 5th, 2009, 23:59
IIRC this is the final version of the Zonda, much to my suprise, I've actually become quite impressed with the car as it has evolved!
However (and there's always one) I dislike the whole garish interior with a passion ......... should be ALL charcoal grey, C/F and black anodized aluminium IMHO.
Ditto the exterior, no stripes and gun-metal finish wheels.
And FWIW, this is a far superior device to the 'Volkswagon' Veyron.

February 6th, 2009, 05:49
That roof scoop is ugly!!!


February 6th, 2009, 06:42
Re the stripes and yuk interior,you have to remember most of them will go to soccer players. Elderly billionaires like us are supposed to have custom Bentleys.

February 6th, 2009, 12:43
I think that for 1.4 million Euros you can have it painted (Inside and out) in any colour you like...

And since this is for track use only, I doubt you'll see any soccer players in it. They can't really show off in it.. ;)

February 6th, 2009, 13:36
I want one...

No I want 2...:faint:

February 6th, 2009, 22:46
Re the stripes and yuk interior,you have to remember most of them will go to soccer players. Elderly billionaires like us are supposed to have custom Bentleys.

I still think the one and only 'modern day Supercar' I'd really want to own is the Mclaren BMW F1GT ......... :jump:

February 7th, 2009, 13:08
I'm going to tell ya, it's gettin' real hard for me to tell what is "virtual" and what is "real" anymore!

Ugly 'nuff to put scabs on a dawg's arse, however! :d


February 18th, 2009, 13:25
A video of this beast at Monza has appeared:



February 18th, 2009, 13:34
All your's for 731,000 bucks. Or you can get Need For Speed Prostreet, spend a month "earning money" and tune it to 1500 hp XD)