The Pagani Zonda is a mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani in Italy. It debuted in 1999 and continues through the present, with production proceeding at roughly 25 cars per year. As of April, 2008, 91 Zondas had been built. Both 2-seat coupe and convertible versions have been produced. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber.
Some early Zonda engineering was done by Formula One champion, Juan Manuel Fangio. The car was originally to be named for him, the "Fangio F1", but the name was changed upon his death in 1995, renamed after an air current above Argentina.
|Pagani Zonda F|
|Body Style(s)||2-door convertible
|Engine(s)||7.3 L AMG V12|
|Dimensions||l:4435mm w:2055mm h:1140mm|
A Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 was reviewed in the very first episode in the entire current series, Series 1, Episode 1, by Clarkson. He compared the it and Lamborghini Murciélago. He loved the Zonda and called it the king of supercars. In the power laps segment, The Zonda achieved a 1:23.8 around the track while the Murciélago had a 1:29.0, a considerably slower time.
Series 5, Episode 4 featured the Pagani Zonda S Roadster, which Clarkson says Hammond fell in love with and that girls who came there showing their bare midriffs there were wasting their time.
Series 7, Episode 3 all three presenters took their favorite cars for a road trip, of which Hammond takes a Pagani Zonda S, and in Episode 4, the main review had been about the heavily revised Pagani Zonda F.