The 2010 Pagani Zonda F prototype was spotted testing in the U.S. In case some of you have not been able to keep up – the Zonda F was first known as the C12 – which debuted all the way back in 1999 during the Geneva Motor Show. Since that time it has been given many changes including different names.
Up front, this next-generation Zonda F will get an all-new front clip. In back, the rear quarter panels have been re-sculpted to allow for significantly increased airflow. The rear diffuser has also been redesigned and there is a totally new air scoop that sticks up from the middle of the engine cover.
This Pagani has absolutely enormous 335/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires in back and 255/35/ZR19 tires in front. Inside the wheels are equally enormous carbon ceramic brake rotors. What powerplant this supercar might be packing is a bit of a mystery. Pagani certainly wants to keep the motor a secret as the clear engine compartment panels were covered with black tape. Judging from the new, larger air intakes on this prototype, whichever motor resides under the cover obviously needs more airflow than the Mercedes AMG 7.3L V8 found in the current Zonda F.
The new car is being designed for the U.S. and Japan and should be ready for launch sometime in 2009. Although pricing is far from official, expect an MSRP of at least $650,000. Because of high demand, Pagani will also boost production to 60 cars a year, up from its current annual production of 16 units.