Pagani’s New Zonda Revolucion is the Ultimate Supercar |

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Pagani just unveiled the latest, and likely the last, in its line of ultra-high-performance Zonda supercars: the Revolucion. Since automotive engineer Horacio Pagani started his company in 1992, it has been building some of the world’s most exotic cars. When it brought out the Huayra brand last year, many thought that the Zonda R would be the final car of that series. While the 2009 Zonda R was already the fastest to ever take a lap at the famed Nürburgring race track, the Revolucion has been built to improve on the R in every way.

Ready for the races!

Zondas are anything but subtle, and the new Revolucion’s design looks ready for the races. It keeps the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-litre V12 engine from the Zonda R but now delivers an astonishing 800 horsepower, coupled with 538 pound-feet of torque, 789 bhp and a new 6-speed gearbox that snaps from gear to gear in only 20 milliseconds. Experts estimate it can do 0-to-60 mph in about 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 346 km/h. All this power to impress anyone in auto mechanic courses and less machine than ever to push. Thanks to its carbon fiber-titanium monocoque chassis, the Revolucion weighs in at only 1,070 kg, 140 kg less than previous Zondas. That’s 800 horsepower in a car weighing less than a Miata!

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Aerodynamics and braking

The efficient aerodynamics and a 12-step traction control help to keep the machine from blowing away. Pagani’s engineers customized special front deflectors, a vertical stabilizer along the rear cover, and a Formula One-inspired Drag Reduction System (DRS) on the rear wing. The DRS can be either automatically activated, depending on the vehicle’s speed, or manually by pressing a button on the steering wheel. The huge rear wing’s angle will then be adjusted, cutting air resistance at high speeds.

The Revolucion ABS system is also top of the line. They are a new generation of CCMR brake discs, derived from F-1, which are stronger but 15% lighter than conventional carbon ceramic discs. By having a lower operating temperature, they can be applied earlier when driving and will last four times as long before needing the services of an auto technician.

The press release calls it “the evolution of the species, the revolution in the concept of art applied to pure speed.” It is designed to be the “ultimate experience” for the track and car collections but it doesn’t come cheap. Each of the five Zonda Revolucions custom-built to buyer’s specifications will cost 2.2 million euros, or roughly $2.97 million Canadian. These types of extreme supercars designed where money is no object are relevant to BC drivers in automotive careers because they are often the first adopters of new technologies later found in cars we can actually afford. Plus, it’s nice to dream!

Take a look at this video for a closer look at the new Pagani Zonda Revolucion and tell us what you think!

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