• Aug 6, 2008

Following the previous shot alongside the Mercedes SL65 Black test mule in Colorado, the developmental next-generation Pagani Zonda has shown up again in the lenses of spy photographers right here in the good old U.S. of A. The undisguised test mule of the upcoming AMG-powered supercar has sent the online automotive community scrounging for speculation over the nature of the new Zonda, and we'll throw our ten-gallon hat into the ring.

The test mule is all but completely undisguised, giving us what's being touted as an accurate look at the second iteration of the Zonda. The front airdam is slightly enlarged, the flanks resculpted and there are some new vents added to the rear. There'll likely be a transparent engine cover to give onlookers a good view of the engine – be it the SLR's supercharged V8, the SL65 Black's twin-turbo V12 or another power plant entirely – however, the decklid window was taped over to prevent prying eyes from getting a premature glimpse. By and large this Zonda test mule, which reportedly carried a Zonda F badge, looks like the model it will replace, leaving us to wonder if Horracio Pagani might not be playing a little game with us, putting slightly revised body panels from the existing model onto the test mule to throw us off from a more radical restyling when the second-generation Zonda – if indeed it will even be called that – is finally unveiled about a year from now.

[Source: CarZi and World Car Fans]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't think this car could get uglier. My bad.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Daniel, I would agree. The only part I hate is the Gaudy Interior! Maybe that will change?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. It definitely has that supercar look to it. But I don't find it pleasing. And this front end is hugely worse than even the old multi-eyed look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I for one think it is irregular ,and that's the point of a supercar.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice looking car, except ... what the heck is that strange looking air intake doing on it? Not sure I'd want anything that slapped together looking if I was going to pay the big bucks for a Zonda. It looks like something made in a beginners sheet metal class and would be more appropriate hanging off the side of a heater unit in a warehouse or something. Surely this isn't/can't be the final iteration for the intake.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the Infernus. I mean Zonda. Got to stop playing GTA.
      Don't mind me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Front bar looks very ala-Reventon.

      Theres something about the offensive ugliness of the Zonda's that make it so loveable...confusing?