Ride of the Day: Zonda Pagani Revolucion
Pagani unveiled the final version of the Zonda, called Zonda Revolución to clients and family members during Vanishing Point 2013 – The International Pagani gathering. The central monocoque is carbon-titanium, the needle on the scale stops at 1070 kg. The Mercedes-AMG engine is an evolution of the Zonda R powerplant. The 6.0-liter V12 now develops an output of 800 hp (597 kW; 811 PS) and 730 N·m (540 lbf·ft) 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 aerodynamics feature new deflectors on the front bonnet, as well as a vertical stabilizer mounted on the rear bonnet.
The Zonda Revolución 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 (62 mph). Holding down the DRS for more than two seconds engages the DRS to work automatically according to the algorithms developed by the Pagani engineers during the development phase. The Brembo braking system adopts new F1-technology 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. Each Revolución, of which only five were built, was priced at €2.2 million plus taxes.