Pagani zonda is one of my favourite supercar off all time.It is one hell of a fast car. This can be proven of when the Zonda F clocked 7:32 at the world famous Nurburgring a.This should be more than enough for most of us.But for this Italian car maker, it is just too slow for them. So they decide to built another version.
Behold, the Pagani Zonda R.
The Zonda R was designed from scratch, with only 10 percent of Zonda F components being carried over. It features a 750 horsepower from Mercedes AMG division, derived from the CLK GTR race car.
The main purpose of this car being built is To become the ultimate performance at the racetrack without any implications of rules, except for safety, where no compromise is allowed.
A Brief Specification of the Pagani Zonda R
A new heart
The engine is 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 hp at 8000 rpm and 710 Nm of torque carries a lightweight carbon fibre 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 synchronised 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 47mm 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 tyres.
Bodywork and aerodynamics
The new bodywork has been honed to offer elevated downforce even in low speed corners. The longer front bonnet with flaps, closed underbody and the rear overhang with the adjustable rear wing and race derived diffuser translate into shattering aerodynamic efficiency and will let you experience cornering speeds beyond imagination. The car displays and logs information about the amount of downforce that the car is generating at each moment. Combined with the adjustable wings you can easily find the best setup for each track.
The interior is designed to accommodate the driver and passenger in bespoke seats, built to offer the best support, when the G-forces from the vehicle dynamics come into question. The Digitek instrumentation provides the essential information and a sophisticated telemetry allows through a variety of sensors to monitor every single component of the car.
– Engine :Type V12 – M120 V – angle 60°
– Displacement 5987 ccm
– Stroke 80,20 mm
– Bore 89,00 mm
– Valves per cilinder 4
– HorsePower 750
– Power output 551 KW at 7.500 1/min
– Torque output 710 Nm
– Aspiration Single throttle bodies, mechanically operated
– Lubrification Dry sump with separate oil tank
– Firing order 1-12-5-8-3-10-6-7-2-11-4-9