Marchettino has another glimpse into the driver’s seat of a rare vehicle. Uploaded to YouTube July 13, this video shows two separate Zonda Revolucións each having a turn around the track.
Pagani Zonda RevolucionEngine: AMG-built 6.0-liter V12
Torque: 538 lb-ft
Weight: 2,358 lbs
Transmission: 6-speed magnesium sequential
Unveiled in 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show by Italian automaker Pagani Automobili, as their website describes, the Zonda has been a longtime benchmark of blending passion, craftsmanship and raw power into one powerful vessel. With a name derived from a hot wind above the mountain ranges of Argentina, the Zonda’s heart has always beat with an AMG-built V12 engine.
Many years and special editions later, at the international Pagani gathering Vanishing Point during May 2013, Horacio Pagani revealed the final version of the Zonda, the Zonda Revolución, as described by a Pagani press release. Intended for track use, the Revolución is woven from the ultra-light and stiff carbon-titanium blend that is standard with all modern Zondas.
Weighing in at a mere 2,358 pounds, the 6.0-liter V12 nestled in the center of the chassis ignites with 800 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque, as we reported on June 4, 2013. A 6-speed magnesium sequential gearbox, Bosch traction control system and a renewed ABS system all work to keep that power under control – which they do. As a July 2013 Car and Driver review described, all Zondas, despite their insane power-to-weight ratios, are apparently quite driver friendly. The stance is comprised of a long wheelbase and a wide front- and rear-track. Active aerodynamic features festoon the body, including an adjustable rear wing, further stabilizing the car.
Ripping through corners with an unearthly shriek reminiscent of the naturally-aspirated F1 engines of bygone years, the sound that shoots out of the titanium tailpipes is a force alone to be reckoned with. Watch Marchettino’s video above with the sound turned up for the full experience.
(Source: Marchettino / YouTube)