Five star Zonda R

Let's pray that a Cinque does not end up on wreckedexotics.com, as only five of these very special cars will ever progress from drawing board to daylight.


Originally built as a special request from a Hong Kong-based buyer, the Cinque, which means 'five' in Italian, is a limited production run (of five cars) based on the already hipo Zonda R roadgoing super-racer.

The street-legal Cinque introduces several firsts for the Zonda: a sequential dual-clutch F1 transmission makes its debut, and features wheel-mounted or stick-shift manual ovverides as well as a sports auto mode.

Pagani is also introducing a new carbon-fibre weave which is strengthened with titanium, and saves 20kg of weight when measured with the already super-light 1230kg Zonda F. As the F is reaching the end of its production run, we can expect these technologies to feature on the next generation.

Titanuim and magnesium is also used in the wheels, nuts, and suspension components, while the carbonfibre-coated rollcage has a core of molybdenum (or 'molibden' in the translated press release).

The suspension is a fully-adjustable Ohlins setup with four 10-way adjustable settings, and is matched to specific Pirelli PZero tyres measuring 255/35ZR19 on the front, and a whopping 335/30ZR20 on the rear.

The 7.3L 12-cylinder engine, borrowed from AMG, produces 506kw and 780Nm - 56kw and 20Nm more than the F version. A bespoke aero kit and interior complete the outfit, and not surprisingly, the price is POA. But don't bother asking, as all five are sold.

Pagani also claims a 100 percent return on the investment on a Zonda. Times that by five for the Cinque.

Technical Specifications:

- Mercedes Benz AMG engine
- ECU, Traction control , ABS by Bosch
- Inconel/titanium exhaust system coated with ceramic
- Suspensions in magnesium and titanium
- Cima sequential gearbox (6 speed), robotized by Automac enginnering
- APP monolitic wheels forged in aluminium and magnesium. Size: front 9x19 - rear 12,5x20
- Pirelli PZero tyres. Size: front 255/35/19 - rear 335/30/20
- Toora Racing Seats in carbon fiber, with leather cover
- Carbon Fiber steering wheel
- Brembo brakes in carbo-ceramic self ventilated with hydraulic servo brake, Size: front 380x34 mm, monolitic 6 piston caliper; rear 380x34 mm, monolitic
4 piston caliper.
- Dry weight 1210 Kg
- Weight distribution in driving condition - 47% front, 53% rear
- Acceleration: 0-100 Km in 3.4 sec.; 0-200 in 9.6 sec.
- Braking: 100-0 km in 2.1 sec.,200-0 km 4.3 sec.
- Maximum side acceleration: 1,45 G (with road tyres, NO CUP)
- Top speed over 350km/h.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE AND SPECIFICATION
    The great success achieved by the Zonda in the different proposed versions is
    recognized all over the world. This car has already become an icon and allowed
    such a small company to prove its qualities.
    The Pagani is not just a supercar manufacturer but rather a place where artistic
    objects take form following the renowned car tradition of Modena and the
    Renaissance concepts of art and science combined together by Leonardo Da Vinci
    over 500 years ago. In Pagani the carbon fiber is the specific know how and a
    perfect combination of technology and beauty. No compromises are accepted in
    the use of innovative materials, always the state of art, to express the passion
    and skill of who designed and built them.
    Back in 1999, launch year of the first Zonda, the Pagani has been focusing its
    strategies on the research of light weight. The chassis, completely made of
    composite and other light and innovative materials, contained the weight to 1250
    kilos, when all the other cars of the same segment would weight from 30 to 50%
    more. Despite of the light weight, the Zonda offered excellent comfort and safety
    standards. By chance, the impact on environment, as for example the fuel
    consumption, proved to be considerably lower than the traditional supercars and
    coupes of the same range, with weight from 1.800 kilos to 2.200 kilos.
    The Zonda was the first example of a car manufacturer to reach such a high level
    in the employment of advanced composite materials, which compose the structure
    of the car and guarantee a stronger resistance than any traditional chassis. In
    order to understand the difference given by a chassis completely built in carbon
    fiber, just look at modern F1 cars which use this solution and the F1 cars built in
    the '80s.
    The refinement of both internal and external aerodynamics enabled to obtain a
    low CX and the highest CZ in its sector, improving safety and stability. This
    accuracy granted the Zonda outstanding performances such as the reduced
    braking times (100-0 km in 2.2 sec. and 200-0 in 4.4 sec.) and to set the new
    fastest lap for homologated cars at the Nürburgring, the most difficult and tricky
    circuit in the world.
    Further to these technical qualities, the Zonda also represents a profitable
    investment. For example the first C12 has increased its value of a 100%. The
    Zonda F Coupés and Roadsters have reached the 1 ML Euro on the second hand
    market. Thanks to this the brand value has consequently gone up.
    After the great success of the Geneva Car Show '08 for Zonda F and the Zonda
    R, a limited series which is already sold out before being produced yet, it seems
    like the customer cannot accept that the production of the Zonda F has almost
    come to conclusion. There is never been before such a strong request, it actually
    seemed like it had been newly launched this year. Besides, recently the crazy news
    of a number plate, purposely bought for a Zonda F, have echoed around and
    strengthened the interest in the brand. In fact at a charity auction in the Middle
    East, a plate number "1" was purchased by a famous car collector Sheik for the
    price of 14 ML Euros.

    Zonda Cinque
    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 combination/livery will distinguish this unique and exclusive
    model. Only five pieces for five wealthy Pagani lovers.

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