Sam Philip25 January 2010

Pagani C9: many details

Company boss Horatio Pagani spills the beans on his Zonda successor. It sounds tasty

Pagani C9: many details

Sad news: the Pagani Zonda is dead. Happy news: there's an all-new Pagani arriving at the end of this year (that one above isn't it, by the way, in case you're squinting).

Company boss Horatio Pagani has revealed a whole load of information about his firm's Zonda successor, codenamed the C9. It sounds tasty, to say the least.

The first batch of C9s will be powered, says Señor Pagani, by AMG's 6.0-litre V12 putting out 690bhp and 737lb ft of torque - figures very close to Mercedes' own SL65 Black Edition. Expect Pagani to massage the twin-turbo engine to its own exacting specifications, however.

The C9 will be far more than an updated Zonda, says Pagani. He promises a ‘brand new car from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics', adding that the C9 has 3,770 new parts.

The chassis will be constructed of carbon titanium, with bespoke Pirelli tyres and Bosch electronics. Pagani hopes to build around 40 C9s per year, with each car costing nearly £800,000.

Sounds mighty promising, eh? Well, apart from the price tag. But one couldn't risk the filthy proles getting their hands on a Pagani, could one? Now all that's left is to see the production C9. And drive it...

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