Pagani Zonda C12 S

November 22, 2023

Car News And Info

Pagani is a small company based in Italy, dedicated to the manufacture of exclusive cars. His latest creation is called the Zonda C12 S. It is a sporty two-seater Mercedes engine, Italian design and steel chassis, carbon fiber and aluminum. Plans to produce 25 units during 2001.

Unlike many other cars with this aspect, the Zonda is a car registered and able to travel on roads open despite its size, measuring 4.39 m long, 2.05 m wide and 1.15 m high .

Zonda’s body not only is the work of the designers of the brand, also addressed the World Champion Formula 1 Juan Manuel Fangio, who gave his opinion on the car and the first design sketches were made of it. The body of the Zonda is studied to achieve a high downforce at high speed. A 200 km / h the downforce is 100 kg front axle and 130 kg in the rear. The manual gearbox is 6 speed and engine power is transmitted only to the rear wheels, which have locking to prevent loss of traction.

The central part of the chassis (where is located the pilot) is made of carbon fiber. The rest (front and back of the car) is a tubular structure that is supported on the engine (longitudinal center position) and the suspension is aluminum parallelogram. This allows a weight to 1,300 kg and a torsional rigidity of 26,300 Nm / degree. The power to weight ratio, 2.27 kg / hp enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.7 seconds. Brakes are four-piston Brembo drilled and ventilated discs of 355 and 335 mm in diameter, front and rear respectively.

The engine (called M 120) is the same as equip the Mercedes E 70 AMG. It’s a V12 with a displacement of just over 7.0 liters and develops 550 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. Pagani that this engine may have resulted from a deal with Mercedes until 2004.

The Zonda C12 S is the evolution of other less powerful model look very similar but the Zonda C12 was launched in 1999.

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