Pagani Introduces the Last Zonda Special, the New 800HP Track-Exclusive Revolucion

Pagani Automobili has unveiled what it calls the “final version” of the Zonda, the new special edition “Revolucion”. Based on the Zonda R, the Zonda Revolucion is a track-only car that has a central monocoque made from carbon-titanium that helps keep its overall weight close to 1,000 kg, or 1,070 kg (2,359 lbs) to be precise.

It is powered by an AMG Mercedes engine that is an evolution of the Zonda R powerplant. The 6.0-liter V12 unit develops 800 horsepower (50 hp more than the Zonda R) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque, which give the Zonda Revolucion a power to weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne. The engine is linked to a six-speed magnesium transversal sequential gearbox that changes gears in 20 milliseconds.

Although company founder Horacio Pagani says the Zonda Revolucion is “the fastest Pagani vehicle ever,” there are no performance figures available – except that the car is quicker round the Nürburgring Nordschleife than the Zonda R, already the fastest non-road homologated car there with a lap time of 6 minutes 47.5 seconds.

To make sure drivers feel more comfortable with such an amount of power at their disposal, the Bosch traction control system has 12 different settings, while the renewed ABS system allows the driver to adapt the behavior of the car to his or her driving style.

As the photos reveal, the car features aerodynamic updates like new deflectors on the front bonnet, as well as a vertical stabilizer mounted on the rear bonnet. The Zonda Revolucion also sports a DRS (Drag Reduction System) on the rear wing, which has two different operating modes, manual or automatic. The manual system is controlled with the DRS button on the steering wheel. The rear wing changes between maximum and minimum downforce settings, at the occurrence of a lateral acceleration of + / – 0.8 g and a minimum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

By holding down the DRS button for more than two seconds, the automatic mode is activated, with the system working according to the algorithms designed by the Pagani Automobili engineers during the development phase.  

Stopping power is ensured by the Brembo braking system, which is fitted with F1-derived CCMR discs that offer higher stiffness and lower operating temperatures on extreme track use. The Zonda Revolucion has a starting price of €2.2 million ($2.7 million) plus taxes.

By Dan Mihalascu



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