The Zonda, made by Pagani Automobili , and presented by AUTODROME-Cannes, its French importer, was one of the stars of the Paris "Mondial de l'Automobile" Car Show last October.

The mythical Zonda C12 / C12S had a tremendous French "début" in Paris : the leading TV channels (France 2, LCI, M6) have already captured the voluptuous shapes of the most exciting new performance-car. News cable-networks have revealed to the public the astonishing specifications of the over-330 Km/h, 550 HP beast.

Unlike many would-be super-cars, the Pagani Zonda has actually hit the road ! The very first cars have been delivered to a limited number of "happy-few", in France and in Belgium. The people of the Riviera and of Monaco have a chance to get a glance of one of the first Zondas, finished in bright yellow (in the surroundings of AUTODROME, of course!). You have to be lucky, since this is a true thoroughbred, so fast that you mostly see it from the back like on the picture below !

For enthusiasts and experts, the style and visual impact of the Zonda are a shock : nothing compares to its combat-aircraft allure, with quadruple exhaust blowing a storm of power towards the sky...while the AMG-V12 shakes the ground ..."Out of this world" !

Herebelow, we are pleased to present a couple of "insider snapshots", revealing some steps of the fabrication at the PAGANI headquarters located in Modena.

The AMG V12 de 550 HP engine, fited with the Pagani six-speed  gearbox. Perfect craftmanship is one of the secrets of the fascinating Zonda performance and road-handling.

Fitting of a body panel before final road-test. Measuring the carbon-composite chassis torsional strenght.

Zondas are delivered with fitted leather and carbon fiber luggage... The style combines a modern design with memories of the legendary "Group C" racing cars.

The PAGANI Zonda is presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile, Building #3.

(From September 30th to October 15th / Paris, Porte de Versailles)