Italian supercar manufacturer Pagani has unveiled the world’s most expensive new car costing a staggering £2.2 MILLION – which CAN’T be driven on the road.
The standard Pagani Zonda is one of the world’s most desirable supercars with Lewis Hamilton owning a custom built ‘LH’ model.
But as production draws to a close, the Italian firm has decided to launch one more model – a special edition track only Zonda dubbed the ‘Revolucion’.
Pagani, which has only been in existence for 20 years, described the supercar as an “apex” of “performance, technology and art”.
Engineers have used a Mercedes-derived 6-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to deliver 800bhp – giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 748bhp per tonne.
A Ferrari 458 Italia, in comparison, boasts 384 bhp/tonne while in the real world the Volkswagen Golf GTI manages 179 bhp/tonne – a quarter of the Zonda’s.
As a result, the Zonda Revolucion should be capable of doing 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds and a boasts a top speed in excess of 220mph.
While it is rapid in a straight line, the car should be in its element through the corners with Pagani confident it will be the fastest non-race series track car to ever lap the Nurburgring.
But it comes at a price, as just one of the five Revolucions built is yet to be sold and Pagani is asking a staggering #2.2 million for it.
Horacio Pagani, founder and chief designer of Pagani Automobili, said: “Limits are made to be overcome.
“We knew that Pagani Zonda R was already a fast car, the fastest ever on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife.
“We knew it would be very difficult to design and build a car that was even more extreme.
“But thanks to the creativity of our designers, engineers, and the whole Pagani family, we created a beautiful object and the fastest Pagani vehicle ever.
“A car that I am sure will electrify all our customers and fans all over the world.”
Pagani’s Zonda Revolucion is not road legal because its highly-tuned race car engine does not conform to noise or emission regulations.
But even if the emission and noise levels were within the law, the Zonda would be a nightmare to drive on the road.
This is because of the car’s minimal ground clearance and rock hard suspension which would not suit the UK’s pothole ridden, speedbump filled roads.
However, on the track the car would be a revelation and the rear spoiler has been designed to produce maximum downforce, giving the Zonda extra grip when travelling through corners.
The high-tech gearbox allows the driver to change up or down in just 20 milliseconds and the F1-inspired Brembo brakes give the Zonda incredible stopping power.
The Zonda has been built out of carbon fibre and titanium which means it weighs just 1,070kg – the same as a Ford Fiesta, but with ten times the power.
Pagani unveiled the Zonda Revolucion at a gathering of its international customers in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy.
The firm said the car was “an object where art and science blend to create a perfect synthesis of technology, performance and aesthetics”.
It added: “Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the ultimate experience for individuals who want to experience the thrill of an extreme track experience, in a safe and intuitive machine.”