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$2.9 million Pagani Zonda Revolucion introduced

Tue, 04 Jun 2013

Supercar maker Pagani introduced the Zonda Revolucion at its yearly international Pagani meet up. The Revolucion will be the last version -- for now -- of the Zonda. The company also said the R would be the last version, and then said the same thing about the Tricolore.

The Revolucion has a carbon-titanium monocoque which reduces total curb weight to a scant 2,358 pounds. With its Mercedes AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 pumping out 800 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque, it leads to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.94 pounds per horse. That's better than the Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1 and its cousin, the Pagani Huayra. A six-speed sequential transmission changes gears in 20 milliseconds, according to Pagani. The traction control has 12 settings from “don't touch that gas pedal” to “holy crap where'd my rear end go.”

Additions to the aero setup include new deflectors on the hood as well as a vertical stabilizer mounted on the trunk.

In a first for the Zonda, the Revolucion will use a drag reduction system inspired by Formula One. The system can operate manually or automatically, changing the rear wing between maximum and minimum downforce settings.

Braking is done by Brembo carbon ceramic discs which save weight and fade less than the previous setup. Zonda says they'll also last four times as long as standard discs and offer more braking power.

Like all Paganis, the Zonda Revolucion is made to order at Alelier Pagani at San Cesario sul Panaro, Modena, Italy. It will cost about $2.9 million converted from Euros.

By Jake Lingeman