It goes without saying that Americans have been pretty deprived of supercars since most of them never really comply with the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation regulations. Pagani is out to change all that with the successor to the Zonda, which it says will be homologated for the United States, a market that has been closed to the company since the Zonda never complied with EPA and DOT standards.
Internally known as the C9, the replacement to the Zonda will feature a radical change in its engine, transmission and manufacturing setup.
According to sources, the C9 will use a 6.0L V12 engine making around 700-hp and 730 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be most likely derived from the same motor used in the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series.
Engineers are working to keep the weight around 2,731 lbs meaning that the C9 will end up being significantly more powerful than any of the current road-going Zondas.
– By: Omar Rana