Pagani Zonda Revolucion is One Grand Finale
We know, we know: Pagani already did one last bat-guano variant of the Zonda to commemorate the end of Zonda production. In fact, it’s done a few fare-thee-well models over the years. Long story short: Horacio Pagani is, in the eyes of many, starting to look a lot like the boy who cried wolf. So why is he doubling-down and doing another swan-song Zonda?
Because this Zonda – the Revolucion – is a face-ripping monster, that’s why. Think we’re blowing smoke up Señor Pagani’s sphincter? Make the jump, check the stats, and see if you’re still of that opinion when you finish.
Visually, the Zonda Revolucion looks much like the Zonda R, with a big front splitter, rear wing, extended tail, and more. However, the Revolucion incorporates an LMP-like dorsal fin, as well as a special red, white and gold stripe scheme. But perhaps the coolest exterior feature is the DRS, or drag reduction system. Similar to the eponymous mechanisms found on current Formula 1 cars, the DRS tilts the massive rear wing back for increased straightaway speed and forward for maximum downforce under braking and in the turns. It can be operated manually via a button on the steering wheel, or left in automatic mode.
Regardless of which mode you have the DRS set for, you’re gonna be needing it to max downforce when the pavement gets squiggly. (You’ll also want to have the Bosch-developed 12-stage traction control system armed and ready and the Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes up to operating temperature.) That’s because the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0L V12 – based on the unit that powered the mighty Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR road and race cars of the late 1990s – in the Zonda Revolucion is making 789 horsepower and 538 lb.-ft of torque. Combine that with a super light carbon-titanium chassis (Total claimed curb weight is just 2,358 lbs.) and a magnesium-cased 6-speed paddle-shift transmission that swaps cogs in just 20 milliseconds and you have an absolute beast.
Want to add this beast to your menagerie? Well, you just might be able to…assuming you’re willing to shrink your bank account balance by roughly $2.9 million. Hey, you know the old saying: Speed costs money; how fast do you want to go?