Thirteen Paganis tour through Italy
Family reunions of distant cousins can be dull occasions. But when the family is Pagani, that’s a different matter entirely...
Posted: 12 Aug 2013
"Supercars didn't used to be usable," Horacio claims, while grimacing around his translation with a concertinaed forehead, "I wanted a comfortable, safe and usable supercar."
The whole process may have started modestly - the Zonda was baked in a tiny autoclave that's still active in the corner of the Pagani factory in Modena - but Pagani's first supercar has been on a sustained evolutionary path, refusing to die over the last decade, with a total of 136 produced. Genesis was the C12: a 6.0-litre, 389bhp AMG V12 plopped into a radical, almost fictitious shape. There have been many iterations, and recently, Pagani applied the defibrillator once more. We saw the final chapter in Chianti: the mentally aeroed-up Zonda Revolucion - 800bhp, €2.2 million and potentially up to 15 seconds quicker around the Nürburgring than the first Zonda R, itself the fastest track car to have ever laid down a time at the Green Hell.