• May 14, 2008
Spies have caught a Pagani Zonda mule during a brief respite from testing and at first glance, not much has changed. The greenhouse looks similar to the current version, while the front end benefits from a revised splitter and a softening of the previous model's hard creases. While these changes are minimal at best, it's not until you scope out the massive air intakes above the rear fenders that you realize that big things are afoot. Those new inlets are rumored to feed a supercharged version of an AMG-sourced 5.4-liter V8 – the same 680-hp mill that powers the McLaren SLR. Partnered with Pagani's extensive use of carbon fiber and other lightweight components, there's little doubt that the new Zonda will crack the three-second mark to 60 and continue on to a top speed of well over 200 mph. No production dates are available yet, but expect the new model to debut sometime next year.
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      • 6 Years Ago
      I was probably one of the first n Americans to see the original Zonda. It was early April of 1998. I was returning in the early evening from a cosmetic show in Bologna and was looking for my 2 star hotel in S. Modena. Dusk was falling and I looked over to my left to see what looked like an Italian Bat mobile cruise by me. The exhaust looked like a jet engine in the dim light. I normally would have given chase to see what the heck it was but I was too tired to care at that point. To my surprise the next year I saw the pictures of that bat mobile with that unique exhaust was an actual super car. Only wish I could afford one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Boo if they go for that engine combination. Half of what makes the current Zonda such a rolling orgasm is that magnificent NA V12 out back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I absolutely love the previous Zondas and I have to agree that is it doesn't have the same sound I'll be very sad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's seriously cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as I love the style of the zonda -and believe me I really do love it- I really wish they would do more that just reitrate on the same design. I want to seem more than just the zonda reinvisioned.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There SLR's V8 is already supercharged. Also, it only makes 626hp. The SLR 722's V8 makes 650hp. The motor you are referring to is out of the SLR 722GT that makes 680hp (which is the same V8 with just more boost).
        • 6 Years Ago
        to be fair, none of the info mentioned on output was confirmed, just more of a statement that the AMG motor has made 680HP in a similar configuration
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something to look forward too.