• Aug 23, 2010
For years, Europe got all the hottest Pagani Zonda variants, but now we can count down the days until the Pagani C9 finally arrives Stateside. Expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new C9 is slated to get U.S. EPA and DOT certification and be Route 66-approved before going on sale in the U.S. sometime next year.

The gullwinged monster will be powered by an uprated version of AMG's 6.0-liter V12, boosted with two turbos to output approximately 690 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. And the fact that only 40 of them will be built every year isn't the only thing that will keep them exclusive: the €900,000 price ($1.145M U.S.) will prevent pretenders from even kicking the C9's specially developed Pirelli tires.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Lots of masking, but this isn't even close to be as good looking as the zonda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure to be downranked for my opinion, but the current model Pagani really captures the exotic car look. This prototype shown here looks like any 'ordinary' Ferrari/Lamborghini derivative; it just doesn't look as exotic.

      Well, it's just a prototype, perhaps, it will look alot better once it is done.

      • 4 Years Ago
      About time. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take my Pagani naturally aspirated, thanks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        sorry, but you cant be the reliability and dependability of a AMG. i trash my c55 everyday for last 3 years, not 1 problem
        • 4 Years Ago
        No your right. I'm saying I would rather have a naturally aspirated AMG like the 6.2 V8 in this Pagani. Hell, you could lift the Zonda F engine and put it in this new body and I would be satisfied.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if it will be as tacky as a zonda? Probably.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please do not bring that car to the USA. They will just wreck them and just use them to show off in the streets of California where the speed limit is 45mph.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With a profile so similar to Ferrari's 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C, I hope it gets labeled a rival and finds itself being compared to the other two on Top Gear one day!
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      Exciting! I wonder though why do they need two turbochargers in order to boost the power output to that level. Understandably it is possible to make that much power naturally aspirated without that much torque. I wish we could get one of Pagani's drive train engineers to answer that.
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        O that is right I forgot that the newer zonda's ran the 7.3 liter engine and not the 6 liter of the earlier versions. And just because you're running a turbocharged engine doesn't mean that you're automatically going to have a more reliable engine, o contrare it can be quite the opposite, you have quite a few more places for failure when running forced induction.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        They don't. The point of sequential twin turbos isn't for more boost than one, it's for lots of boost without lag. The benefits are two fold. You can fun the engine at a lower state of tune for the same output which means more reliability (making big turbo numbers is easier, cheaper and safer than big na numbers) and you can better meet emissions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure we'll see one on Jay Leno's Garage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is no "could", the company confirmed it a long time ago.
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