Pagani Zonda R: official details, specs and pricing

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Through the suggestions of passionate track focused Zonda enthusiasts, Pagani has designed the Pagani Zonda R with customized engineering solutions to meet the high performance requirements of a track day vehicle. A carbon-titanium composite central monocoque, enhanced rigidity while significantly lowering weight.

The Zonda R comes with a Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.0-liter racing V12 bolted straight to the chassis and generating 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque. Instantaneous throttle response is achieved through a direct throttle actuation utilizing a mechanical cable.

Through a steering wheel-mounted shift paddle, the driver is able to shift gears at speeds of 20 milliseconds made possible through a dog ring gearbox incased in Xtrac Magnesium and paired with the Automac AMT system. The driver can also totally adapt the settings of the Zonda R while driving through a 12-way Bosch Motorsport traction control and ABS system.

The Zonda R's suspension and wing arrangements are fully adjustable providing individual drivers a setup appropriate for individual taste. There is also a fresh hood that supplements rear end performance, the design of which was derived from Ennegi models, together with a closed underside and rear aid diffuser.

The adaptable aero configuration can be set to a maximum downforce of 1.500kg and to a ceiling speed of 350kmh Weight reduction measures include Aspa forged AvionAl suspension components plus machined structural ErgAl parts to hold the engine and gearbox, and with the entire car screwed on by PoggipoliniTitanium screws.

The result is a 1.070kg dry weight for the Zonda R. On the inside the cabin design had the driver in mind where the controls are restricted only to the essential while the finish mirrors Pagani's high-quality standards. The interior comes with customized Toora sports seats which are FIA approved and meet the current HANS standards, five-point safety harness and a roll-cage from CrMo.

The Zonda R will offer users a performance level on the track that is simply remarkable; with acceleration rate of less than 2.7 seconds from 0-60mph made possible with its power-weight ratio of 701hp per ton. Rapid stopping power comes from reliable Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. The price tag for the limited production run Zonda R is 1,460,000 Euros exclusive of taxes.

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