If you thought Pagani had replaced the Zonda with the Huayra, think again. The Modenese purveyor of the most exotic of supercars is apparently willing to continue building Zondas for moneyed buyers who still want them. And far from simply continuing the model it had, Pagani has been further developing the Zonda into ever-more extreme variants.
The Zonda may be old news with Pagani beginning production of its new supercar, the Huayra, but that doesn't mean that it's lost its place in our hearts. That's why when Pagani brought out a Zonda R last night to McCall's Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center, we ogled over every square inch of the carbon fiber bodywork.
Even though the Zonda is on its way out, Pagani has announced that the a track-focused version of the eccentric supercar is slated for production, making 750 HP and taking aim at the Ferrari FXX. At a price of 1.2 million euro, six deposits have already been placed on the Zonda R, with another four waiting in the wings. Production is scheduled for March of '08, right before Pagani moves into its new manufacturing facility, less than a mile from its current home.
Rumors of a high-po track version of the capable Pagani Zonda have materialized as true today in the form of official looking pics and info on the Swedish website Sportbilen.se. No translating utility we could find was able to decipher the site's cryptic native language, but we've picked out what we can and combined with knowledge from elsewhere on the net can tell you that the Zonda R will feature a 750bhp V12 engine likely sourced from Mercedes that also produces 523 ft-lbs. of twist. The curr