2005 Pagani Zonda F
2005 Pagani Zonda F Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||255/35 R19 - 335/30 R20|
|Driveline:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||445 (7291)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||602(443) / 6150
650(478) / 6200 (Clubsport version)|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||561(760) / 4000
576(780) / 4000 (Clubsport version)|
|Redline at RPM:||n.a.|
|Length × Width × Height in:||173.0 × 80.1 × 44.5|
|Weight lb (kg):||2711 (1230)|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||3.6|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||> 214 (> 345)|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a.|
Base Price: 2005 Pagani Zonda F - n.a. (last update: 5/1/2007)
Zonda F Dedicated to Juan Manuel Fangio
The Pagani Zonda F is a custom built car made primarily of carbon fiber, of aluminum alloys, titanium, avional, chrome-molybdenum alloy and selected leathers. Some of these materials are transformed using the most advanced technologies, others, by the best craftsmen.
The idea has been to create a car that was light, safe, original yet offering great performance, using the best technology available and inspired by racing cars, the same concept that inspired the creation of the fantastic Miura of the '60's.
Fangio wanted it to be equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine and his wish has become reality thanks to AMG who have provided Pagani with their 12 cylinder engine; A lightweight motor, with over 600 bhp and 576 lb-ft of torque.
Pagani checks the quality of each individual piece and collects the technical data to form a manual; one for each car, creating a detailed and faithful representation, much the same as an artist's portrait. Only in aviation does this happen today.
When it starts moving, the Zonda F slices through the air with hardly any effort. Some of its power is used to force the car down onto the tarmac resulting in a very strong ground effect, so that the tires are glued to the road, transferring all the car's power and torque to it.
According to a simple equation the grip is a result of the material's friction coefficient times the applied force. This principle can then be turned into top rate performance if the tire size and the vehicle speed are record breaking.
Aerodynamics however are even more crucial where safety is concerned: when breaking for an emergency, when reaction times are even more critical and when road holding can make all the difference.
It's not just about having a cutting-edge carbon-ceramic breaking system. Effective breaking is dependant on exploiting an array of forces; by utilizing the shock absorber geometry, the low center of gravity and the reduced weight, Pagani managed to keep the car as flat on the ground as possible while countering any pitching effect. This way even the rear tires remain stuck to the ground.
Safety and Comfort
The Pagani Zonda F a very reactive, safe car, with no roll to speak of. Through its Nardi steering wheel, one's hands feel directly in contact with the road surface.
The electronics are kept to a minimum.
While the comfort is unusual for a supercar capable of reaching speeds of over 214 mph because these days no client wants an instrument of torture as his car. Nevertheless Pagani has never wavered from their original idea of quality and performance without compromise.