Pagani Zonda R 

  • $1.50M built in Italy
  • 2010
  • 760 HP 6.0L
  • 217 mph
High gears are fun, too, especially if you want to explore the V12’s wonderful vocal repertoire in detail, from the heavy, churning, guttural pulse close to idle, through the sudden and shockingly open-throated bellow at 3000rpm, to the frantic yowl as the V12 keens to 7000rpm.
by EVO
The perfectly positioned paddles actually make changing gear a pleasure, too.
by EVO (Sep, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pagani Zonda

0-60mph

Zonda R
2.7 s
Model S
4 s
Huayra
3.3 s

Top speed

Zonda R
217 mph
Model S
130 mph
Agera R
260 mph

Nurburgring time

Zonda R
6:47.0
Veyron
7:40.0

Data points Key details of the Pagani Zonda

Price

Zonda R
$1.50M
Model S
$107k

Number built

Zonda R
15 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Sesto Elemento
20 cars

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Performance

Monti is very deep into Gambon on the brakes, knocking in a seamless downshift at the last moment.
by EVO
This performance is extraordinary, but so is its delivery.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
It’s a paddle-shifter for those of us hooked on manuals – rev it to the red line and it won’t change up until you instruct it to, so you always feel in control.
by EVO (Sep, 2010)

Engine

So AMG's V-12 is sensational, but even that isn't as good as the chassis.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
And yet, unlike a turbocharged engine, response is precise, each micro increment of right-foot pressure bringing its exact and rich reward-all accompanied by the sound of an early-1990s Formula 1 warmup lap.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)
The gold topped, dry-sumped 6-litre Mercedes AMG V12 sits low in the chassis and six fat, white powder-coated exhaust pipes sprout from each side.
by EVO

Powertrain

Another straight and another yowling cacophony from the electric blue inconel/titanium exhaust goes bouncing around the hillsides for miles around.
by EVO
Montermini gives the Zonda a tickle of throttle on the straight that follows and it snaps forward with the alarming ease that distinguishes light cars harbouring big-capacity, violently powerful engines.
by EVO
Though to be honest, when the engine kicks for the red line the shove is so shocking that you’re not paying much attention to the sound it’s making.
by EVO

Interior

The wheel is trimmed in Alcantara and the seats are carbon buckets made by Toora.
by EVO
The cockpit isn’t as light and airy as usual thanks to that intake on the roof replacing the usual glass panels, and you are entirely reliant on the antennae wing mirrors to see what’s trying to keep up.
by EVO
It’s obviously a Zonda interior, with the breast-plate centre console and snorkel air vents, but pared back as much as possible.
by EVO

Handling

The suspension is made from magnesium and titanium, while the forged monobloc wheels are aluminium and magnesium, all helping to pare back the weight – and particularly the unsprung weight – to an absolute minimum.
by EVO
The comfortable, firmly padded seat is no race bucket, but somehow holds you almost as securely, while the part-leather, part-wood flat-bottomed steering wheel also works far better than you expect.
by EVO
The suspension is compliant.
by MotorTrend (Jan, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Pagani
Price $1,500,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
Highest auction price 2010 Pagani Zonda R, $1.249M, October 2010
Number built 15 cars

power & handling

Maximum hp 760 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 523 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,987 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.16 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 217 mph
0-60mph 2.7 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0
Laguna seca lap time 6:57.0

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Bosch 12-way traction control.
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Length 188 in
Wheelbase 109.5 in
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