The Pagani Zonda is an Italian manufactured car that has so many versions it really is hard to keep track of them all. The car is heavily F1 inspired, and is really only meant for driving on a track, for there’s not much in the was of comfort and luxury designed into it. The car debuted in 199 at the Geneva Motor Show, where the first version, the Zonda c12 was showcased. It was powered by a 6.0L Mercedes-Benz V12 engine which was matted to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Only five of this first model was made.
Next in line was the Pagani Zonda s, which housed a AMG-tuned version of the same engine, and had other minor changes.
The next bunch of has minor changes to the engine and mechanics, and more changes to styling. It actually got quite ridiculous – how many different versions of the same car were produced just mainly based on styling.
The Pagani Zonda R is by no means a road car, it is in fact a track care in the same vein as the Ferrari Fxx is a track car. It has an 6.0 liter V12 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, which out-puts 740 hp at 8500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed longitudinally-mounted manual sequential synchronized gearbox. The interior of the car is bare minimal and meant to both save weight and be practical.
No one could really ever figure out want this car was suppose to be because of all of its variations. Despite all of this the car is rather impressive.