Pagani Zonda Special editions
|Pagani Zonda 2000 to 2018|
|Body style||2-door berlinetta
|Layout||Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|Engine||6.0 L/7.0 L/7.3 L M120 AMG V12|
|Wheelbase||2,730 mm (107.5 in)|
|Length||4,395–4,435 mm (173.0–174.6 in)|
|Width||2,055 mm (80.9 in)|
|Height||1,151–1,141 mm (45.3–44.9 in)|
|Curb weight||Dry weight:
1,210–1,280 kg (2,668–2,822 lb)
The Pagani Zonda is a mid-engined sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani. It debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2018 with the Zonda HP Barchetta and other commemorative special editions being produced until the same year.
The Zonda Cinque (Italian for five) was meant to be the last iteration of the Zonda, being a road going version of the Zonda R. Only five were built hence the name and sold for £1 million ($2,193,070), with deliveries set to June 2009 for all five cars.
The differences from other road-going Zondas were the new 6-speed sequential gearbox, resulting in shifts taking less than 100 milliseconds, dropping 0–62 mph down to 3.4 seconds. The Cinque also had a revised form of carbon fibre called "carbo-titanium" which incorporated titanium to increase strength and rigidity. The suspension used magnesium and titanium components, and the 7.3L-engine's power and torque were increased to 678 PS (499 kW; 669 hp) and 780 N⋅m (575 lb⋅ft). Revised bodywork, which included a longer front splitter, new sideskirts, rear diffuser, bumper canards, and a flatter underside as well as a roof-mounted air intake scoop, enabled the Cinque to create 750 kg (1,653 lb) of down-force at 355 km/h (221 mph) and 1.45 G of cornering force.
Zonda Cinque Roadster
The Zonda Cinque Roadster had the same specs as the Coupé from which it was derived. Only five units were built, with a price of £1.3-million/US$2 million, plus local taxes.
The Zonda Tricolore, was originally conceived as a one-off; there were actually three Tricolores built. It was built as a tribute to the Frecce Tricolori, Italy's aerobatic team. It carried much of the body from the Zonda Cinque. The car was unpainted except for a clear blue lacquer, and red, white, and green stripes from the nose along the top of the car's surface. Unique to this car was a small wing placed behind the cockpit which reflected the tail wing of Frecce Tricolori's Aermacchi MB-339 PAN stunt plane. The three Tricolores were priced at £1.2 million. It was also 6 mph (9.7 km/h) faster than a standard Zonda at 220 mph (350 km/h).
Zonda HP Barchetta
The Zonda HP Barchetta was unveiled at the 2017 Pebble beach Concours d'Elegance as a present to the company's founder, Horacio Pagani for his 60th birthday as well as to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Zonda. It has unique exterior design cues which makes it different from other Zondas produced with the most distinguishable features being the barchetta body style and rear wheel covers inspired by group C race cars, making it the first Pagani to ever use this styling. It also has a rear spoiler, air intakes and rear lights taken from the 760 series cars. Power comes courtesy of the 7.3 L (445 cu in) Mercedes-Benz V12 engine engine producing 800 PS (590 kW; 790 hp) and 850 N⋅m (627 lb⋅ft) of torque making it the most powerful road legal Zonda ever produced. It borrows its seats and suspension from the Huayra BC along with its power output being identical to the BC with the only difference being that the BC has a Bi-turbo engine while the HP Barchetta is naturally aspirated. The wheels of the car also have different colour inlays with the wheels at the left having gold and the wheels at the right having blue inlays. Production is limited to just 3 units with one unit retained for Horacio Pagani's personal collection and the other two costing US$15M. . The Zonda HP Barchetta marks an end to the Zonda's production run. The 760 series cars and other special edition Zondas can still be commissioned upon customer request.
Zonda C12 Monza
The Zonda Monza shown at the 2004 Paris Motor Show is a track-day version of the Zonda built for King Moka. Borrowing its appearance cues from the Zonda GR, the Monza included a dry sump version of the Zonda S 7.3 engine tuned to 600 PS (441 kW; 592 hp) and had improved cooling. Modified aerodynamics, including a different wing and front diffuser, allowed greater speed, as did optimized gearing. The car was lighter and fitted with polycarbonate side windows along with an unmuffled exhaust. The revised interior includes different pedals, steering wheel, and seats, as well as a reinforced roll cage. Larger brakes and a stiffer suspension also improve performance. Finally, an external fire extinguisher is included for safety.
A special one-off built for Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, a member of the royal family of Qatar, famous for his turquoise car collection. Originally, the car was a Zonda F Roadster that was crashed in Qatar and was sent back to the factory to be rebuilt. The car specifications are similar to those of a Cinque with the new carbon-titanium chassis. It also has the LEDs on the front of the car like the Tricolore. Unique to this car are the darkened rear lights and the rear exhaust; the four pipes are shorter than standard. Also, the black wheels with turquoise wheel-striping, and the dual-tone diffuser are eye-catchers, together with numerous black accents, like those on the exhaust system unit. Now the car belongs to a Chinese owner and he also added some unique logos that represent himself.
The Zonda HH is a special one-off edition, in Monterey Blue, that features the engine from the Cinque and most of the bodywork from the Zonda F Roadster. The HH was commissioned by Danish programmer David Heinemeier Hansson.
The Zonda 750 was another special one-off edition Zonda for a member of the Al-Thani family. However the order for it was canceled due to a disagreement between the proposed owner and Pagani. The 750 is mainly based on the Cinque, but also features several custom parts. It was expected that it would be finished in a purple colour, but the project was left incomplete in orange with the front end left unpainted. It was later revealed that it was a Zonda Cinque development mule that appeared in the short film of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. It was upgraded to 750 bhp upon customer's request. It is now known as the Zonda 760 La Nonna and upgraded to the 760 series specifications. "Nonna" is Italian for grandmother, because it was actually the prototype for the Zonda F model.
The Pagani Zonda Absolute is a special one-off edition Zonda shipped to Hong Kong. It features a matte black carbon fiber body and the engine of the Pagani Zonda Cinque as well as right hand drive.
A one-off special that was commissioned by Peter Saywell. It was finished in white with yellow striping on the side.The car is the only one with all four exhaust pipes placed in a row instead of a square. In January 2013 pictures surfaced of a redesigned Zonda PS. The PS has now been finished in bright blue and has the same rear-fin, air intakes, roof scoop and the spoiler as the 760RS & 760LH, but the exhaust pipes arranged in a row have now been replaced with the original layout. Also it features the same day-time LEDs as on the Tricolore, 760LH and the 760RS. What makes this Zonda unique is that its front arches are fitted with carbon-fibre fenders for improved down-force. Actually it's not a formal member of Zonda 760 series because the engine remains the same as before. The car was involved in an accident in the UK in October 2017.
The Zonda GJ was commissioned by a Scottish entrepreneur Gareth Jones whose Zonda S heavily crashed in 2009. He decided to get the car modified to a special edition exclusively made for him after the crash. The car was upgraded in both looks and performance, such as the addition of design elements from the Zonda F and Cinque along with a matte carbon exterior finish with red accents. The engine was upgraded to the specifications of the Zonda F clubsport.
Zonda F Roadster Final Edition
The last Zonda F Roadster was commissioned in 2010 and 2011 to commemorate the end of the Zonda F production. All of them were finished with a carbon-fibre body and the power was increased to 665 bhp.
Zonda 760 One-off Series
The Zonda 760 Series is a Zondas' line-up built for special customers. These cars have the same 7.3 L M120 engine but with the output of 760 PS (560 kW; 750 hp) and 780 N⋅m (575 lb⋅ft). The 760-series Zondas are considered to be the most powerful road-legal Zondas ever produced.
The Zonda 760RS is a one-off version built for a businessman in Chile, who is said to be a very close friend of Horacio Pagani. It has the engine attached to a sequential gearbox and finished with a purple tinted carbon exterior and black interior. The 760RS also features a distinctive rear fin that runs down the centre of the car, while also feature the same air ducts and roof air intake as the Cinque.
Same as the Zonda 760 RS, it features a different colour, purple, both for the exterior and the interior, and a manual gearbox instead of the sequential one.It has been commissioned upon request of Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, hence the initials LH. The car was involved in an accident in Monaco in late 2015 but was later repaired and still remains in possession of Hamilton.
Zonda 764 Passione
The Zonda 764 Passione features the same appearances as that of the 760RS and the 760LH, but it is an upgraded Zonda F and features a bigger rear spoiler and bigger distinctive central rear fin. It is finished in grey carbon fibre with accents of natural carbon fibre with light grey striping on the sides and the Italian flag running alongside the nose just like on the Tricolore. The car has purple-pink interior with wooden steering wheel, all done upon customer's request. The engine is mated to the same 6-speed manual gearbox Lewis Hamilton commissioned on his Zonda. The 764 Passione was delivered to its owner in Tokyo, Japan in December 2012. The car is Zonda F chassis No.83.
Zonda 760 Fantasma
The 760 Fantasma is the fourth 760-series Zonda, after the 760RS, 760LH and 764 Passione, and is a rebuilt orange Zonda F which was badly damaged in an accident in Hong Kong during 2012. The car was originally commissioned by Peter Saywell, chassis number 53, who later sold it to a Chinese businessman in Hong Kong. After the car's accident it was sent back to the Pagani factory where it was repaired and received all the 760-series upgrades. The central monocoque is the same Zonda F chassis and finished in reddish maroon with the Italian flag running up from its nose like the Zonda Tricolore with the central section left unpainted. The only details remaining unchanged are wheels which are from the Zonda F and the interior.
In 2017 the owner sent the car back to factory for a rebuild and the name was changed from Zonda Fantasma to Zonda Fantasma Evo.
Zonda 760 Kiryu
A roadster dubbed the Zonda 760 Kiryu was delivered to Bingo Sports in Japan in 2015, the second 760-series model shipped to that country and the 14th produced overall. The Kiryu features a dark blue tinted carbon fibre body and gloss carbon fibre trim. Excluding the modified Zonda F roadster, the Kiryu is only the second roadster in the 760 series.760 AG
Zonda 760 AG
It is the first roadster variant to be commissioned in the 760 series of one-off cars. It was commissioned by a customer in Dubai. The car has exterior features like the other 760 cars and also resembling the Zonda Cinqué. Like the other 760 series cars, the car does not have the daytime running LED lights and a sequential transmission which makes it stand out from the other one-off models. The car features a marine blue exterior paint with wheel arches, side sills and front canards in bare carbon fibre, a carbon fibre rear fin and spoiler with tricolore stripes and a black leather interior with carbon accenting throughout.
Zonda 760 LM and 760 LM roadster
This one-off Pagani Zonda was the second to last edition of the Zonda made in 2015. The bespoke supercar is based on the 760 RS model and pays tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Unlike other special edition Zondas, the LM has revised headlamps (only Zonda which has different headlights) and an even bigger rear spoiler than the original 760RS. The LM also has the tricolore stripes depicting the Italian flag on the right side of the bonnet and the German flag on the other side. The rest of the body is built on standard 760 RS specifications. The car has a carbon exterior. A roadster version was also commissioned with the coupé version by the same customer with specifications identical to that of the coupé.
Zonda 760 OLIVER Evolution
This one-off Pagani Zonda was the 760 edition of the Zonda made in 2016. The bespoke supercar is based on the 760 RS model and specially built for one of the big Pagani collectors. Unlike other special edition Zondas, this 760 has a uniquely designed rear spoiler and was engineered by one of the world GT champions to generate the maximum downforce to give the ultimate grip on the circuit. The car was tested by the Toyota factory driver and GT500 champion Akira Iida on Fuji Speedway during the Pagani Raduno in Japan this year. Mr Iida commented the Zonda Oliver Evolution is the best handling and closest to the Zonda Evolution R road car he has ever driven.
Zonda 760 Riviera
The 760 Riviera is another addition to the 760 series of the Zonda which is based on a Zonda F. The owner sent his yellow Zonda F to the factory to get the 760 series treatment which means that it makes 760 PS; 559 kW (750 hp) from a 7.3 L M120 V12 engine. The exterior styling is inspired by the French Riviera (côte d'Azur) along with the Zonda Cinque and includes the addition of a rear spoiler, a roof scoop, rear fin and front splitters. The car has a snow white paint job with bare carbon at the centre along with blue accents throughout the car. The car was revealed in an online video from Pagani in 2017.
Zonda 760 Aether Roadster
This one-off was commissioned by the same owner of the Ferrari SP38 one-off. It was unveiled at the 2018 Pagani Raduno event in Italy and draws on a lot of parts from the Zonda Cinque but has some special features. These include having a rumoured 800hp output and rear-wheeled drive, manual transmission layout. The car also has door straps instead of normal door handles.