Pagani is preparing to wind down production of their wild Zonda supercar. They recently unveiled a final Zonda edition: The 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the most powerful Pagani ever built. It puts down 800 horsepower to the wheels, so speed is of no matter in a car that weighs 2400 pounds. The Zonda Revolucion is an evolved Zonda R, and it is powered by a 6.0-liter Mercedes-Benz V12. Fuel economy obviously isn’t on the top of Pagani’s radar.
To slow down the car, Pagani upgraded the brakes on the Zonda Revolucion to the latest version of their CCMR carbon-ceramic brakes. It is said that the brake system is 15% lighter, yet better than ever at dissipating heat during track use. Another quite new piece of technology is the F1-inspired Drag Reduction System rear wing that can automatically adjust downforce produced depending on the car’s speed. Plus, the driver can manually override the wing setting by pushing a small button on the steering wheel (the only button on the steering wheel other than the horn!).
As for visual enhancements, the Pagani Zonda Revolucion looks like it came directly out of a Batman movie. It’s matte black, with a red stripe down the center with white and yellow borders. It also has yellow wheel lips and white, red, and yellow stripes on the sides of the car.
The 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion will NOT be offered in the U.S., but it costs the equivalent of $2.8 million before taxes set in. Will it be the last of the Zondas? Pagani says that the Zonda’s production will stop so Pagani can focus on the Huayra hypercar. Yet, here we are talking about a new Zonda model!
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Where do you get some “drag reduction”? I could really use some in my house!
The design is better at cutting through the air, if you will. It has less surface for air to drag along on.
What a cool car. So, if you want to be like Pagani when you grow up, I will support you fully (provided you always give your Mama one of the cars you design…).
I went and looked at the picture again. What an amazing looking car – it looks like a spaceship!
It does. It is one fast spaceship. Captain Kirk would be proud!