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The world's major sportscar-makers all have major parent companies behind them: Ferrari and Maserati have the Fiat Group while Lamborghini (and Bugatti) are under the VW/Audi umbrella. Pagani Automobili SpA, however, remains independent, but hooked up with Mercedes to provide the motivation in the heart-racing Zonda supercar. Not to worry, though, because by all accounts the V12 engine that AMG builds by hand for Pagani is an awesome powerplant. Its displacement and output have increased from six liters and 408 horsepower in the original C12 to 7.3 liters and 602 hp in the latest Zonda F. With dedicated development like that, it would be foolish for Pagani to look elsewhere or consider designing its own engine. So it's probably a good sign that Pagani and AMG have renewed their partnership, the fruits of which we're looking forward to seeing in the highly anticipated successor to the Zonda, whenever it debuts.

[Source: Pagani]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Who else could they really go for to make huge HP engines?
        • 7 Years Ago
        With a Chevy block it would have nowhere near the awesome sound from the 7.3 AMG V12.
        • 7 Years Ago
        BMW, Ferrari, Audi, Chevrolet, just to name a few.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That would be awesome, a Zonda with a Big Block Chevy, even a Small Block. Bet it'll even shed a few pounds over that 12 cylinder merc block.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Turns out metal engine covers can be as stupid as plastic ones.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't Porsche a major independent sportscar-maker? If anything they are buying up the other parent companies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      AMG's engines for the Zonda actually go up to around 650hp in the Zonda F Clubsport.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The AMG 7.3 litre V12 is going out of production. This, I think, will confirm that the next Pagani will have AMG V8 power.