Pagani Zonda R

Written by tonks on July 25, 2008

Pagani Zonda RThe Pagani Zonda R was made to be driving around the racetrack with the ultimate performance and not bound by any rules. The only rules they wish to follow are those of safety -which could never and should never be crossed.

The drawings for the Zonda R were first designed and ready in September of 2006. Designers sought hard to seek the approval of Mercedes-AMG to supply them with a powerful engine. The engine was indeed built by the racing specialists at Mercedes AMG, where the championship winning DTM cars are born, as well as the CLK GTR, probably the most devastating and effective weapon ever to compete in the GT series. From it’s engine the Zonda R borrows the basic architecture including an ingenious dry sump allowing a low centre of gravity.

This self-supporting engine with 750 bhp at 8000 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque carries a lightweight carbon-fiber high-performance intake system, a racing multiple disc sintered clutch and Formula 1 style exhaust system, hydroformed in Inconel 625 and ceramic coated for optimal heat dissipation. The power unit combined with a 6 speed transversal manual sequential synchronized gearbox is designed to satisfy the most ambitious drivers.

The central carbon chassis will incorporate a roll cage and a rubber racing fuel tank with 4 fuel pumps and quick refuel filler like on GT race cars. The wheelbase has been increased by 2 inches to offer the best stability. The front and rear subframes are brand-new, built to accommodate a new suspension geometry, produced in avional. The magnesium forged rims with central wheel nut and a quick pneumatic lifting system allows fast and effortless changes of the slick tires.

The Pagani customers who have ordered the Zonda R will be relieved of almost $1,6 million – which includes taxes.


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