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10 December 2008

2006 Pagani Zonda Roadster F

2006 Pagani Zonda Roadster F Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/35 R19 - 335/30 R20
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive


Displacement cu in (cc):445 (7291)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:650(478) / 6200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:576(780) / 4000
Redline at RPM:n.a.


Length × Width × Height in:173 × 80.1 × 44.5
Weight lb (kg):2711 (1230)


Acceleration 0-62 mph s:3.6
Top Speed mph (km/h):> 214 (> 345)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2006 Pagani Zonda Roadster F - n.a. (last update: 5/12/2007)

The Most Exclusive Roadster in the World Unveiled

Pagani unveiled the Zonda Roadster F, which offers fast open top motoring at its best.

Hand built at the Pagani Atelier in a limited run of 25, the Zonda Roadster F offers the outstanding driveability and performance of the F Coupe, enhanced by the pleasure of driving with a gentle breeze in your hair.

Thanks to an original roof made out of carbon fiber and cloth (removable in a few seconds) and due to the use of carbon fabrics for the construction of the central chassis, bodywork and interior, it was possible to maintain the dry weight of 2711 lbs, which translates in a weight/power ratio of 4.17 lbs/bhp.

A light and rigid body of the Pagani Zonda Roadster F is pushed by the mighty 7.3-liter Mercedes-AMG V12, with a power of 650 bhp and 576 lb-ft of torque.

The 0 - 124 mph time takes just 9.8 seconds and a few instants later you exceed the 186 mph (300 km/h) mark, all topless.

The Roadster F travels along the boundary where beauty and power merge together forming something special; it's sinuous and aerodynamically shaped bodywork gets its prominence from sharp edges and elegant lines, which show at first glance its extraordinary potential.

From the cockpit you enjoy a magnificent view, usual for a supercar. With your hands on the steering wheel you enjoy an environment that exceeds most expectations, with a mixture of carbon fiber, soft leather and polished aluminum lighting up your senses.

The precious instrument cluster looks like the handiwork of a watchmaker. It reveals the pure-breed of an Italian GT car: thanks to its personality, mixing sensuality, aggressiveness and magnetic beauty, you can easily imagine it driving along the sea front in Monte Carlo or screaming down a straight at Le Mans.

All this, supported by handling that is unbelievably efficient and sincere and that monitors constantly what is happening to every single wheel; creating the feeling of the power behind you and the precise response in front.

The Pagani Roadster F is not a racecar; it is rather a jewel handcrafted in Italy, a whirl of emotions, a masterpiece for the connoisseur who cares to drive fast. Pagani claims it made the fastest, most exclusive, most powerful and most expensive roadster in the world.

2007 Pagani Zonda R

2007 Pagani Zonda R Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:n.a.
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive


Displacement cu in (cc):365 (5987)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:750(551) / 8000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:524(710) / n.a.
Redline at RPM:n.a.


Length × Width × Height in:188.5 × n.a. × n.a.
Weight lb (kg):n.a.


Acceleration 0-60 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2007 Pagani Zonda R - $1,565,000 + taxes / 1,200,000 € + taxes (last update: 3/5/2007)
Pagani Zonda Goes Racing

While one certainly cannot say the Zonda F lacks performance figures, driving around the Nurburgring in 7:32 and achieving lateral G forces of almost 1.5 G, it is however a road car, easy to drive, intuitive and setting the benchmark for comfort, safety and lightweight. Paired with a quality finish and the attention to detail this made the Zonda F one of the most desirable supercars resulting in the 25 Coupe models being sold out in record time. This did not seem to fulfill the requirements of our most demanding customers, who adore the weekend drive on a racetrack.

The spark has been set by an Italo-American customer, enthusiast and already proud owner of 3 Zondas. He describes the project this way: "The thought has been on my mind for quite some time, but I am not interested in racing".

The Zonda R is born with full liberty. The target: the ultimate performance at the racetrack without any implications of rules, except for safety, where no compromise is allowed. In September 2006 the first drawings were ready, but it was crucial to have the support of Mercedes-AMG for a high revving engine with a power output of 750 bhp, dry sump, light and with a low center of gravity. The basis was the self supporting engine of the mighty CLK GTR, which has dominated the GT championships.

Eve at constant racing pace the engine would have to cover over 3100 miles (5000 kilometers) before servicing.

The Zonda R is a car designed from scratch, with only 10% of the Zonda F components to be carried over. The suspension forged in Avional, a new Pagani six speed transversal sequential gearbox, carbon-fiber monocoque, aeronautical four pump fuel tank are only part of the equation.

The wheelbase has grown by 2 inches, the overall length by 5 inches and the track is increased by 2 inches. The bodywork and aerodynamics have been studied to offer maximum downforce. Even though built for the track, the project would not have received kick off, if the quality and finish of the car and its details was not up to the level of the Pagani road cars.

One of the first cars to be delivered however will be kept in a living room, designed by Pagani and built with the same materials as the Zonda F, beautifully textured carbon-fiber, avional, titanium, inconel and other state of the art materials. Additionally it will feature a bespoke HiFi System that will allow the customer to listen to the sound of this car at Le Mans and the Nurburgring.

The Pagani customers who have ordered the Zonda R will be relieved of almost $1,6 million + taxes.

The Track is its Home

This Zonda is purpose made for track use, without restrictions of any competition rules or homologation, with the only exclusion of the passengers' integrity, where no compromise is tolerated.

A New Heart

The engine is built by the racing specialists at Mercedes AMG, where the championship winning DTM cars are born, as well as the CLK GTR, probably the most devastating and effective weapon ever to compete in the GT series. From it's engine the Zonda R borrows the basic architecture including an ingenious dry sump allowing a low centre of gravity. This self-supporting engine with 750 bhp at 8000 rpm and 425 lb-ft of torque carries a lightweight carbon-fiber high-performance intake system, a racing multiple disc sintered clutch and Formula 1 style exhaust system, hydroformed in Inconel 625 and ceramic coated for optimal heat dissipation. The power unit combined with a 6 speed transversal manual sequential synchronized gearbox is designed to satisfy the most ambitious drivers.

The Chassis

The central carbon chassis will incorporate a roll cage and a rubber racing fuel tank with 4 fuel pumps and quick refuel filler like on GT race cars. The wheelbase has been increased by 2 inches to offer the best stability. The front and rear subframes are brand-new, built to accommodate a new suspension geometry, produced in avional. The magnesium forged rims with central wheel nut and a quick pneumatic lifting system allows fast and effortless changes of the slick tires.

Bodywork and Aerodynamics

The new bodywork has been honed to offer elevated downforce even in low speed corners. The longer front bonnet with flaps, closed underbody and the rear overhang with the adjustable rear wing and race derived diffuser translate into shattering aerodynamic efficiency and will let you experience cornering speeds beyond imagination. The car displays and logs information about the amount of dowforce that the car is generating at each moment. Combined with the adjustable wings you can easily find the best setup for each track.


The interior is designed to accommodate the driver and passenger in bespoke seats, built to offer the best support, when the G-forces from the vehicle dynamics come into question. The Digitek instrumentation provides the essential information and a sophisticated telemetry allows through a variety of sensors to monitor every single component of the car.

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Specifications
LayoutMid-Engine AWD
Transmission6 Speed Sequential Manual


Engine TypeAMG-Sourced
Horsepower678 hp
Torque575 lb.-ft


Top Speed217 mph
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)3.4 sec
Braking, 100-0 km/h2.1 sec
Later Acceleration1.45g
Base Price: 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque: approx. $1,565,000

The Pagani Zonda Cinque: The Most Exclusive Supercar Ever?

The 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque is a super special limited edition--as in only five (5) of these ridiculous Italian sports cars will be produced. Italian supercar maker Pagani has had a hit with the handbuilt Zonda series, which are so exclusive that they are selling for far more than their greater-than-$1 million base price.

The 2009 Zonda Cinque flies, with a Mercedes AMG-sourced engine crammed into an ultralight body made of carbon-titanium fiber, a material developed in conjunction with Pagani just for the Zonda Cinque. Weight savings and drivetrain refinements allow the Zonda Cinque to rocket from 0-100 km/hr (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, faster than... almost anything.

No word on whether the five limited-edition 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque supercars are accounted for, but don't bet on getting one. The price? A cool 1 million Euros. Plus tax.

A project born to satisfy the request of the Pagani dealer for Hong Kong "SPS", an incredibile car which will be produced only in 5 (five) limited pieces, already all sold and will be street legal. It will be the first Pagani car to be equipped with sequential gearbox manageable both with paddles behind the steering and with the traditional gear stick on central tunnel. Besides, it will be the first Zonda to use the new Pagani invention, the carbon-titanium, a special fiber purposely created for the Zonda Cinque, which will be eventually used on the new generation models. This monster has 678 hp, 780 Nm torque, forged monolock titanium wheels, bolts and nuts will fully be done in titanium and boast the Pagani logo.

The interiors are refined and at the same time reveal the sporting attitude of this car. Racing leather seats developed by Toora, 4-points seatbelts and molibden steel roll-bars with carbon fiber coating.

The Zonda Cinque total weight will be 20 Kg lighter then the F model, will have new Pirelli tyres, with special compounds for the car.

Suspensions and springs will be in ergal and titanium developed with the latest technology from Öhlins, in accordance with the Pagani specifications. Four different settings, 10 adjustments each, to separate high and low frequencies, both in compression and extention.

The body is equipped with a longer front spoiler, new designed rear wing, central air intake on monocock, extra air intakes for rear brakes. Flat bottom and new rear air extractors will improve the downforce up to 750 Kg at 300km.

The Zonda Cinque will be a piece of art able to speed over 350 Km/h. A special colour livery will distinguish this unique, exclusive, 1ML Euro + tax model. Only five pieces for five wealthy Pagani lovers.

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Specifications

FrontMacPherson layout and anti-roll bar
RearInter-connected arms layout on torsion beam with anti-roll bar


LayoutFront Engine, FWD
Transmission5 Speed Gearbox C510


Displacement1.4 Liters
Engine TypeTurbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower135 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque152 lbs-ft. @ 3000 rpm


0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)7.9 sec
Top Speed127 mph
Fuel ConsumptionEst. 33 mpg
2008 Fiat 500 Abarth price, specs and more. The 'Abarth' Fiat performance nameplate is growing again, with the introduction of the 500 Abarth Italian sports compact car. Small, light and fierce and out soon.

The 2008 Fiat 500 Abarth: Look Out, Mini Cooper

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth price, specs and more. The 'Abarth' Fiat performance nameplate is growing again, with the introduction of the 500 Abarth Italian sports compact car. Small, light and fierce and out soon from an Italian automaker that is getting sick of making only econoboxes and minivans.

The return of the Abarth series of Fiat sports compact cars marks a new trend for Fiat and its entire umbrella group, which also includes Alfa Romeo. The Fiat group is going upmarket, and its Abarth performance division is creating excitement that will carry customers into Fiat showrooms.

Though the hot hatch is on every automaker in the world's radar right now, there is nothing quite like the Fiat 500 Abarth. This car is tiny, with a curb weight hovering around 2000 lbs and while the turbo I4 is not excessively powerful, it is plenty to get the 500 Abarth moving, up to a top speed of 127 mph.

There is something about driving small cars fast that is one of the most exhilarating joys in life. Look for the 500 Abarth in Fiat showrooms later this year.

From racing to our everyday roads, but always with a sporty approach. This is the goal behind the debut of the long-awaited '500 Abarth', announced for the coming Geneva International Motor Show. The new car was developed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre in the spirit of the legendary Fiat 500 Abarth of the 1960s, and will be marketed from July through the exclusive Abarth network.

With a strong sporty personality, the new car will be powered by a Fire 1.4 16v petrol Turbo engine, which delivers a maximum of 135 bhp (99 kW) at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 206 Nm at 3,000 rpm in 'Sport' mode (in 'Normal' mode, torque is reduced to 180 Nm at 2,500 rpm). This brilliant, smooth new engine is also a friend of the environment: like the regular Fiat model it is derived from, the new Abarth will respect future Euro 5 legislation.

Another interesting feature of the 500 Abarth is the fact that it adopts the new TTC (Torque Transfer Control) system, which improves the transfer of drive torque to the wheels, but, above all, ensures that the car behaves impeccably on bends, making it safer and more entertaining even with a sporty driving style. In other words, it is faithful to the phrase coined for the Abarths of the 1960s 'small but wicked'.

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse

2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse Specifications
FrontMcPherson strut, special racing shock absorbers, coaxial spring with nut for adjusting height of car.
RearInter-connected arms, special racing shock absorbers, springs with nut for adjusting height of car.


TransmissionM32 6 Speed
LayoutFront Engine, FWD
BrakesBrembo radial front calliper with four pistons M4X40.


Displacement1.4 Liters
Engine TypeTurbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower197 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque221 lbs-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Base Price: 2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse - Unannounced.

Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse: A Tiny Fiat 500 with Huge Power

Fiat has announced the 2008 Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse, a super limited-run track day sports car based on the lowly Fiat 500 subcompact, then modified in every way into a lightweight, high-powered racing machine. Think John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S, minus a few pounds and inches in the waistline.

The Abarth marque at Fiat has come to signify small, lightened Italian sports cars that are the antithesis of nameplates like Ferrari and Maserati, yet still fast and sporting in their own right. The 500 Abarth Assetto Corse, like the less exclusive Fiat 500 Abarth,

The Abarth Assetto Corse is a limited-run Italian sport compact car, with only 49 units going to production. With 200 horsepower on tap in a package this small, the Assetto Corse will be tearing up Italian back roads soon for those Fiat fans lucky enough to get their hands on one.

Back to the track: 500 Abarth Assetto Corse

Abarth returns to track racing, and it has chosen to do so with its new '500 Abarth Assetto Corse', the baby supersports car from Abarth, due to be produced in a Limited Edition (49 cars).
The new vehicle, designed by the Fiat Group Automobiles Style Centre and produced by a team of Abarth Engineers and Designers will be the star of track races from next year and its creation confirms Abarth's racing vocation.

The Assetto Corse version of the petite 500 Abarth takes up the baton from its forerunner, the '595' that notched up numerous successes and great victories from 1963 and led to the coining of the description 'small but deadly'.

The cars sports a full racing outfit: wide track, white 17' special ultralight racing wheels, low ride, sports racing mirrors and a place for a number on the sides. Available in pastel grey with red Abarth side stripes, the '500 Abarth Assetto Corse' reveals an assertive front end that houses a badge bearing the Abarth logo and, below this, wide bumpers complete with an aerodynamic spoiler and screen-printed grilles to replace the plastic louvres on the standard production version. In addition to the classic bonnet clips, the bonnet houses two carbon air intakes bearing the Abarth scorpion logo.

The rear part of the car features a white winged spoiler, a badge bearing the Abarth logo and a twin exhaust pipe.

The Abarth identity is expressed to the full with a thunderbolt logo on the side representing the brand's racing image and a red band and four white chequers on the roof, just as on the winning Abarth 850TC version of the 1960s.

Inside, the '500 Abarth Assetto Corse' is equipped with a roll-bar type-approved for racing that is completely hollow to make the car lighter and faster. The car weighs approximately 180 kg less than the road version. The anatomical seats, the steering wheel (special for racing) and the carbon door panels make the 500 Abarth Assetto Corse a real baby sports car with a indomitable character all of its own.

Abarth has also thoughtfully provided a clothing set for the driver, that will be delivered in an original Abarth-branded leather bag. Owners of the '500 Abarth Assetto Corse' will therefore be resplendent in overalls, helmets, gloves and shoes, all meticulously branded with the ultra-new 'Assetto Corse' logo produced for the limited edition of the car.