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|10th February 2009, 00:13||#1|
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2009 Pagani... its a Zonda R
Who knew track cars could look so good? The 2009 Pagani Zonda R, based on the Zonda and Zonda Cinque models but featuring a whole host of race only goodies, should be capable of levels of adhesion not even roadgoing Pagani cars can match. Saying a lot, considering the Zonda at one point held the production car lap record for the Nurburgring Nordschlieffe, perhaps the world's most difficult road course.
There's a lot to like with the new Zonda R, starting with the Mercedes/AMG-sourced V12 bolted directly onto the rear of the chassis. The 6.0 liter firebreather outputs 750 horsepower in Pagani Zonda R trim, enough to take the car to 60 mph in less than 2.7 seconds on race tires, among the fastest acceleration of anything on four wheels, anywhere.
Bosch provides a tricky two-way traction control and ABS system. Top speed is listed as 350 km/h, or a lofty 217.47 mph. In track situations where flat cornering is more important than outright speed, the 2009 Zonda R's aero system can be adjusted for a maximum of 1.500 kg of downforce.
The cockpit carries two seats, though most will of course prefer to take the Zonda solo. Not drivable on the street, the new 2009 Zonda R is available for purchase by privateer racing teams, though you'll have to pay through the roof: a cool 1.46 million Euros.
Expect Zonda R models to compete in endurance series worldwide this year, as well as in the annual fun and games at Nurburgring. Release date will be in time for the 2009 racing season.
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.
Layout Rear Engine, RWD
Type: Mercedes AMG-Sourced V12
Displacement 6.0 liters
Horsepower 750 bhp
Torque 524 lb-ft.
Body Type Lift-off Body Single 2 Seat Race Car
Curb Weight 2359 lbs
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) Less than 2.7 seconds
Final Drive Ratio 3.1 lbs. per horsepower
|10th February 2009, 02:46||#5|
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Damn Damn Damn that thing looks hot! Its so much more desirable then the Veyron. (Are you listening BE?)
|4th June 2013, 22:43||#7|
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Re: 2009 Pagani... its a Zonda R
Well it's 2013 now and the successor of the Zonda is out but it seems Mr Pagani still can't stop making the Zondas (which is a good thing)
Presenting the Pagani Zonda Revolucion
Quoting Mr Pagani
Now what I'd like to know is how faster this is going to lap the 'Ring than the 6:47 set by the Zonda R.
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