Pagani Zonda R

Pagani has officially unveiled the first official photos of its track-only Zonda R. Just 16 of the 739bhp monsters will be built and just 10% of the Zonda F’s components will be carried over.

The 6.0-litre V12 is derived from the Mercedes CLK GTR race car and power will be dealt with via Pagani’s first ever paddle-shift gearbox. The wheelbase has been stretched by 47mm – the overall length is 394mm – and the track is increased by 50mm.

Zonda says the new coupe is designed to be ‘the ultimate performance at the racetrack without any implications of rules, except for safety.’ The Zonda R is made of a carbon fibre and titanium mix and tips the scales at 1,070kgs.

It can accelerate from 0-60mph in three seconds, on its way to a top speed of 233mph. The project began as a request from an Italo-American customer but now Zonda will build 16 for a cool $1.8million each.



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  • iluvmercs 06 Feb 2009

    That looks absolutely stunning!
    And that engine from a CLK GTR should be superb. I assume the gearbox is GTR, too? scratchchin

    But how come 16? A bit of random number, don't you think? Is there any significance to that number, for Pagani? confused


  • sprinter885 06 Feb 2009

    Only Monaco or Gulf residents need apply.

    Certainly priced to rule out yer average Lottery winner..

    I do want one though. frown

  • Risotto 06 Feb 2009

    I think I read in evo that they promised buyers they wouldn't make more than 15 customer cars and 1 for the factory.

  • FourWheelDrift 06 Feb 2009

    Perhaps they have only got access to 16 engines. smile

  • Neil G60 06 Feb 2009

    Evo had all of this information plus far more pictures and tech lowdown in a magazine which was delivered to me 2 weeks ago?

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