Final version of the Pagani Zonda to get 789bhp 6.0-litre V12, improved aerodynamics and upgraded brakes

The Pagani Zonda 'Revolucion' – seen here at the Geneva motor show – is the final version of the Zonda, which was originally launched back in 1999.

Originally revealed at 'Vanishing Point', the international Pagani gathering, it is stated to represent the ultimate form of the Zonda.

With a central monocoque formed from a blend of carbon and titanium, the Zonda Revolucion tips the scales at 1070kg; that's equal to the weight of 2007's Zonda R.

Power comes from the brand's familiar naturally aspirated AMG Mercedes V12, an evolution of the unit found in the aforementioned Zonda R. The 6.0-litre engine develops 789bhp and 538lb ft – increases of 50bhp and 14lb ft over its predecessor.

A six-speed sequential transmission made from lightweight magnesium drives the rear wheels and allows for gear changes in as little as 20ms. No performance figures have been announced, but expect a minor improvement on the R's 0-62mph time of 2.7sec and a top speed in excess of 217mph.

Pagani has also further evolved the car's traction system, allowing for twelve different settings. This, in conjunction with a revised ABS system, allows the driver to configure the car to suit their driving style.

Aerodynamic changes include new front deflectors on the bonnet, a vertical stabiliser on the rear and a drag reduction system (DRS) on the rear wing. The DRS can be activated manually, via a button on the steering wheel, or left to its own devices in an automatic mode.

Furthermore, the car's Brembo brakes now utilise a different type of carbon ceramic disc. The upgraded rotors are claimed to have a lifespan that's four times longer than the previous items, as well as offering improved durability, reduced fade, a weight saving of 15 per cent and more stopping power.

Horacio Pagani, owner and chief designer of Pagani Automobili, said, "We knew it would be very difficult to design and build a car that was even more extreme. But thanks to the creativity of our designers, engineers, and the whole Pagani family, we created a beautiful object and the fastest Pagani vehicle ever."

The Pagani Zonda Revolucion is on sale now for €2.2m, plus taxes, meaning a UK price tag of around £2.3m.

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5 March 2014
So, is this the final version of the Zonda, or the final final version, or the probably final version, or the definitely maybe final version, of the definitely probably maybe final final final version of the Zonda?

TBC

5 March 2014
It's not quite a dead horse, so why not flog it?

5 March 2014
The price has gone up £500k is the last 20 minutes!


5 March 2014
You've got to be impressed that even with a new model the Zonda still commands respect and customers. Pagani's first car was that impressive all the journalists swooned over it. Headline grabber that's probably only ever been 200 example built. I believe the production figures are genuinely that low!

5 March 2014
15 years old and it still looks better than a McLaren P1. Horacio got it right first time with this beauty.

5 March 2014
For a 15 year old design, the Zonda still looks as good as it always has. I wonder if the current Lambo's will still look as fresh in that time.

5 March 2014
Jesus has a long way to go to catch-up with the number of times the Zonda has been resurrected. Not impressed by the styling updates though, it used to be much better looking.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

6 March 2014
It is a revolution when you remember the original Zonda only had 389BHP, and this has over double that! This is the spiritual successor to the CLK-GTR. Its just a race car for the road. Amazing.

I'd have a Zonda F though... that exhaust note....

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7 March 2014
The Zonda has had more final editions that Cher has had farewell tours

TS7

7 March 2014
squelchuk wrote:

The Zonda has had more final editions that Cher has had farewell tours

And more facelifts too.

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