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click above for more high-res images of the Pagani Zonda R

We've been waiting to see the production version of the Pagani Zonda R for about a year now. The track-only version of the Zonda was announced around this time last year and in July we got word that it was headed for production. We're clearly excited to be in the presence of a car boasting 750 horsepower, a bare naked carbon fiber body and a price of 1.2 million euro. Unfortunately, while we'll be in attendance early next month at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Pagani Zonda R will not be.

Word has it that Pagani's intentionally delayed the development and official reveal of the Zonda R to focus on other projects, not the least of which is the car slated to replace the Zonda, internally known as the C9. The boutique exotic automaker originally claimed that it planned to sell only 10 examples of the Zonda R, but needed to sell all of them to cover the cost of the project. According to the source we linked, the last count was at six to eight buyers who had paid a deposit for the car. We're not sure if failing to meet the target number of buyers (if true) has derailed progress on the ultimate Zonda to some degree, but regardless, Pagani reportedly promises to provide more official specifications for the Zonda R, as well as photos, in the coming months. But for now, we've been stood up by the prettiest car at the show, and that hurts.

[Source: Argentina Auto Blog (no relation)]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      sex on wheels... simply amazing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not many buyers for a 1.2 million euro car that only those in the know have heard of.

      "You own a Honda?"
      "No! It's a Zonda!"
      "I think it's pronounced Honda."
      "No! It's a Pagani Zonda!"
      "Is that some sort of South American Honda?"

      Well I do hope they make some money on this I love having the plethora of supercar manufacturers we have these days.
        • 7 Years Ago
        People with this kind of money still care about resale.
        Everyone has heard of Saleen S7's and they are worth 50% used.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This Pagani is a lot better looking than the Zonda F. It's more aggressive, and it seems to have gone in the same styling direction as Lamborghini's Reventon; they both have that same fighter jet look. Wicked cool car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah that absolutely sucks, this was one of the reasons i wanted to go to the motorshow; The Zonda F Roadster was the main reason i convinced my brother and dad to take me 2 years ago (but i told them it was because we were choosing my mum's car at the time and wanted to compare the GL and Q7). I was really, really looking forward to seeing this in the flesh. Gutted; Absolutely gutted.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ubi, Pagani is such a down to earth & humble guy as well. A real inspiration. I mean he comes along with nothing more than a dream. Sets up camp in the back yard of Ferrari & Lambo. And essentially proceeds to build one of the best vehicles ever right under their noses. I mean its brilliant!

        Make the effort to visit his factory, you gotta call ahead & make reservations first. While you're at it, do the whole tour from Stanguellini, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Bimota, etc.

        Catch a race at Misano Circuit, Rimini.
        Or the Yama Fest in July! Enjoy
        • 7 Years Ago
        Direttore, I completely agree. Truth be told, that's one of the main reasons i absolutely adore the company Pagani as well. Horacio showed that you can start with nothing (well, with a mop, cleaning Lambo's floors) to having whatever you want (which in his case was a supercar).

        I wanted to sort out a trip to Italy last year, but unfortunately i just haven't been able to. Hopefully next summer (as i'm caught up in exams until then) and only see possibly half term as a possible time, if i get my car by then.

        But thank you, and I'm delighted someone else clearly shares my passion for Pagani and all his achievements, even if he isn't the owner of biggest firm. You have to respect a man who will tinker with a car (all the iterations of the Zonda) constantly until it is just as he wants it. The Zonda F (for Fangio, i just found out) is just his perfect Zonda, so he's moving on. I was just hoping i could see the next step. :-(
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wish i had the money for a regular zonda F.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Given that they're ALL renderings, I'd say so :)