Pagani Zonda Revolucion is a four-wheeled uprising

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Remember when Pagani rolled out its final special-edition Zonda? It's happened about six times now. Not that we're complaining – it's hard to tire of supercars, especially weapons-grade devices like the entire Zonda franchise. This new Revolucion moves the game on even more, with its AMG-sourced, 800-horsepower, 6.0-liter V12 bolted to a carbon-titanium monocoque. Weighing just 2,358 pounds – about the same heft as a Mazda2 – it figures to be a highly entertaining drive.

It certainly looks the part, with enough wings and canards to outfit a half-dozen lesser supercars. Featuring a six-speed sequential gearbox with 20-millisecond shift times, the Pagani also makes use of an active rear wing, upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes and a 12-mode traction control system to keep this Zonda out of the hydrobarriers.

What price winged excess? Try 2.2-million euros, about $2.9 million. So, if you've got about 3-mil burning a hole in your wallet to spend on just one car at Geneva, it's basically this or the Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt.

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Pagani Zonda Revolucion at the 9° Pagani Gathering

The evolution of the species, the revolution in the concept of art applied to pure speed. Pagani
Automobili unveiled the final version of the Pagani Zonda Revolucion to clients and family
members during Vanishing Point 2013 - The International Pagani gathering.

The Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the apex of the celebration of performance, technology and
art applied to a track car. Horacio Pagani and his team have created a car designed to amaze
both on the track and in a car collection.

The central monocoque is carbon-titanium, the needle on the scale stops at 1070 kg. The
AMG Mercedes engine is an evolution of the Zonda R powerplant. The 6.0-liter V12 now
develops an output of 800 hp and 730 Nm of torque, resulting in a power to weight ratio of
748 hp per tonne.

The 6 speed magnesium transversal and sequential gearbox changes gears in 20ms. The
traction control developed by Bosch with 12 different settings and the renewed ABS system,
allows the driver to adapt the behavior of the car to his driving style.

The Zonda R program has always represented the highest expression of the technology at
Pagani Automobili. The aerodynamics feature important innovations, like new deflectors on
the front bonnet, as well as a vertical stabilizer mounted on the rear bonnet.

Pagani Zonda Revolucion also features a DRS (Drag-Reduction-System) on the rear wing.
The system has two different operating modes, both can be activated by the driver at any time.
The manual system is controlled with the DRS button on the steering wheel. The rear wing
changes between maximum and minimum downforce settings, at the occurrence of a lateral
acceleration of + / - 0.8 g and a minimum speed of 100 km / h. Holding down the DRS for
more than two seconds engages the DRS to work automatically according to the algorithms
developed by the Pagani Automobili engineers during the development phase. The result is a
car that is always fast, a strong performer able to take on any circuit in the world.

The Brembo braking system adopts new cutting edge F1-tecnology derived CCMR discs. With
a weight saving of 15% compared to the previous CCM discs, the CCMR offer higher stiffness
and lower operating temperatures on extreme track use. This contributes to the life of the disc
which is increased by four times, with no sign of fading and a significant overall increase in
braking power.

Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the ultimate experience for individuals who want to experience the
thrill of an extreme track experience, in a safe and intuitive machine. Pagani Zonda Revolucion,
like all creatures coming our to the Atelier in San Cesario sul Panaro, is tailor made. An object
where art and science blend to create a perfect synthesis of technology, performance and
aesthetics. A new masterpiece signed by Horacio Pagani.

Pagani Zonda Revolucion is on sale at a price of 2.2 million Euros plus taxes.

Horacio Pagani, Owner and chief designer of Pagani Automobili:

"Limits are made to be overcome. We knew that Pagani Zonda R was already a fast car, the
fastest ever on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife. We knew it would be very difficult to design
and build a car that was even more extreme. But thanks to the creativity of our designers,
engineers, and the whole Pagani family, we created a beautiful object and the fastest Pagani
vehicle ever. A car that I am sure will electrify all our customers and fans all over the world."

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