Horacio Pagani, the man behind the supercar company wearing his own name, has revealed new facts about the firm’s upcoming model. The Pagani Zonda replacement will be called the C9, and it will be launched towards the end of this year.
Details were spilled during an interview with Argentina Auto Blog and Mr. Horacio wasn’t shy to provide many figures on the upcoming C9. The engine will still be produced by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division and it will be a 6.0-litre V12, a bit smaller than the previous 7.3-litre which found a home in the Zonda. Even though the displacement is smaller, the new power unit should pack mighty power as Pagani expect 700 hp and 1000 Nm of torque which is almost as many horses as the Zonda R.
The C9 won’t be based on brute power though, weight (or rather lack of) should be the main idea for the next model. A carbon-titanium chassis should help them keep the kg’s down and specially developed Pirelli tires and Bosch electronics should help it handle even better than the Zonda did. 3770 new parts will be installed on the C9.
The price should be, as expected, massive at around €900,000 and Pagani might produce approximately 40 C9’s every year. It should also meet U.S. crash safety standards and Californian pollution norms.