Zonda and Zonda Roadster : a success statement. [Autodrome archive page]

How much should one invest in a 220 mph super-car ?

Before answering this question, several key factors have to be considered : technological superiority, reliability of construction, long-term perspectives for the manufacturer itself - and of course the unmatched pleasure and excitement that only legendary cars and thoroughbreds can offer...

When you consider ordering a Zonda C12S, Zonda F or Zonda Roadster from Pagani Automobili, you easily find out that all elements concur to confirm that you are making the right decision : the Mercedes/AMG engine, beyond all your expectations for performance, reliability and longevity, the leading-edge design and conception, the perfect crafmanship in the fabrication, every parameter demonstrate that the Zonda is definitely part of the automotive legend. 

In addition, the extremely limited quantities of cars that Pagani builds every year - no more than fifteen - , in order to preserve the highest quality, makes a Zonda a most rare automobile that is very likely to maintain or even increase its value in the future.

The Pagani Zonda, very far from show-cars and prototypes that never hit the road, has actually been in production for several years, with some significant technological improvements since its introduction. Backed by Modena Design, a business specialising in high-tech composite materials, Automobili Pagani is a well-managed, and financially healthy Company, that is here to stay.

Research and development have already given birth to two generations of the C12 S, with the "7.3" version presented in March 2002 achieving even higher performance, and always built to order for each client.

The specialised British and international Press have unanimously acclaimed Horacio Pagani and its Company as the new big player in the supercar world.

With the presentation of the new Zonda S Roadster (March 4, 2003, Geneva), and of the ultimate Zonda F (Geneva 2005), Pagani has set a new standard of perfection for open cars: is 220 mph in a cabriolet reasonable ? Not for everybody of course.

The Geneva and Paris car Shows have gained considerable worldwide audience to the Zonda (read French press comments). Eight distributors are already taking orders, amongst which AUTODROME-Cannes was the first ever appointed by Pagani ; and the first cars have now been on the road for five years.

This is why the privileged ones who can invest this kind of money to satisfy their passions don't have any hesitation about buying one of the superlative Pagani Zondas. When making their first deposit to confirm an order, they enter into the small circle of clients and friends of Horacio Pagani, a man who is considered by many as the new legendary Sports Cars manufacturer in the history. 

All things considered, the amount of money that is requested is reasonable, and proportionate to the sum of engineering, research, competencies, hi-tech material, craftmanship and passion that are the essential ingredients of a Zonda.


The next model, internally coded C9, is scheduled for 2009. Compliant with all the US market emission rules, it should be homologated in all countries. However, to meet these emission constraints, a Turbocharged engine will be used, thus putting an end to the fabulous AMG V12 aspirated engine era. We have of course seen the 1/1 scale model of the future Pagani. Very classical, it will retain some shapes of the Zonda, but in a much more "mainstream" aesthetic style. Beautiful, but also embarking more electronics and safety devices, it success will depend on performance and quality. We will always be available to advise your purchase of your new or pre-owned Pagani.




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