This year, Pagani is celebrating 20 years of the Zonda, the brand’s first supercar. To mark this occasion, the Italian marque has unveiled the Zonda C12 chassis no. 001 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The Pagani Zonda debuted at Geneva in 1999. The car is known for its timeless design, something that’s revered even today. Only 140 examples have been built for the road, each finished in bespoke specifications.
The Zonda chassis no. 001 is finished in a silver shade inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s Group C cars. Speaking of Mercedes, the 6.0-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine was built by the German brand. In this particular car, the engine produces 450 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. It was mated to an old-school 5-speed manual transmission. The Zonda C12 could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds.
The Zonda C12 was was replaced by the Zonda S, which was powered by an AMG-tuned 7.0-liter V12 with 542 hp. The engine was again upgraded to a 7.3-liter block in 2002. The output went up to 547 hp and 553 lb-ft.
Later, Pagani launched the Roadster, which was followed up with the Zonda F, Zonda F Roadster, Cinque, Cinque Roadster and more recently, the Zonda HP Barchetta.