1999 ----- Pagani Zonda C12
In 1998 we saw our country become a nuclear power and just after one year the world saw automotive world become a hydrogen bomb with the birth of a monster named Zonda. Zonda C12 was made to go up against Ferrari Enzo, Koenigsegg CCR, Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes McLaren SLR and Lamborghini Murcielago.
The C12 made its debut at 1999 Geneva autoshow with a claim of producing 402 bhp, top speed of 195m/h and 0-60 m/h in 4.2 seconds. The C12 was powered by Mercedes AMG M120 6.0 litre V12 engine. Came along was Zonda C12 S with a 7.0 litre V12 producing 543 bhp with 0-60 time in 3.7 seconds. This was it when people saw Zonda become 4th fastest road car on planet earth because it could do 220m/h. The collective number of Zonda C12 and C12 S present is around 40.
Then came along Zonda C12 S 7.3, the supercar powered by the biggest V12 engine in known human history, a whooping 7.3 litre AMG tuned V12. The car produced 547 bhp. Only 7 coupe and 10 roadsters of C12 S 7.3 are thought to exist on roads today.
the_SHIFT really liked the Zonda. Its one of the few cars among which the_SHIFT has a consensus that they are good. We liked the looks, we liked the way it kills the driver and we really liked the revolutionary rear spoiler for downforce…
2005 ----- Pagani Zonda C12 F (Zonda F)
Making its debut at 2005 Geneva Autoshow, Zonda F took whole world by storm. Zonda F is considered to be the most extensively engineered car Pagani has ever made. Zonda F produced 593 bhp from the same 7.3 litre V12 with Clubsport version producing 641 bhp.
The roadster version of F made public appearance at 2006 Geneva Autoshow. Both Zonda F and Zonda F Roadster had a limited production run of 25 units.
2009 ----- Pagani Zonda Cinque
Pagani decided to make a special version of Zonda with a limited production run of only 5 coupes and 5 roadsters for 10 wealthy Pagani lovers. All units were pre sold. The 1+ million euro monster produced 679 bhp with 780 Nm of torque from the same tweaked and tuned 7.3 litre AMG V12.
2010 ----- The Zonda R
The last hurrah from Pagani, the Zonda R. An engineering master piece, the ultimate of the ultimate, the apex of engineering perfection. With the concept revealed to public in 2008 but there was so much work going on the car that the first unit rolled down the factory production line at the end of 2009 but it is here with lap record of Nurburgring holding in her hand… Check out the link for details because whatever I say in its favour is still nothing for it…
2011 ----- *******
Now the real big news, you would be thinking that I’ve gone nuts, writing about a car that came along a decade ago but you’d be wrong. 2011 Geneva autoshow is coming in March and you must have heard the rumors that new supercar by Pagani is coming and yes it is… It is called Pagani C9 and it’s a whole new supercar making its debut at Geneva Autoshow. That is all what we know at the moment but keep visiting the_SHIFT for latest updates on Pagani C9. For now, check out the teaser released by Pagani for their C9…