Pagani and Mercedes-AMG say C9 will not use same V12 from SL 65 AMG Black Series

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Pagani, the Italian supercar maker, and Mercedes-AMG, said last week that the engine for the upcoming Pagani C9 is not the same engine used in the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Roadster. The statement comes after Road and Track magazine reported that the V12 engine for the C9 was derived from the V12 in the SL 65 AMG Black Series.

AutoCar also published a report saying that the engine will indeed be used in the C9 and will be upgraded with twin-turbochargers to produce 700-hp and 730 lb-ft of torque.

“The engine of the Pagani C9 is not a derivative of the AMG V12 engine developed for the SL65 Black Series, nor is the AMG V12 engine in the SL65 Black Series derived from the engine AMG is currently developing for the Pagani C9,” Pagani and Mercedes-AMG said in a statement.

The Pagani C9 will replace the Zonda next year.

– By: Zain Haq

Source: AutoWeek