Pagani Cars: The Story
Horacio Pagani got an early start designing cars. His first models were made out of clay and wood which he began creating when he was 12 years old. At the early age of 20 he had moved on to designing cars that would actually run. His fate was sealed when he was introduced to the place that could make his career take off with the makers of Lamborghini in Modena, Italy.
In 1992 Horacio Pagani began to manufacture a sports car which became known as the Pagani. While Pagani worked for Lamborghini during the 1980s he was also setting his sights on creating his own car. Under the car’s first name, Fangio F1 Pagani tested it to positive results which propelled him further to complete the design.
Pagani decided to change the name of the car after the death of Fangio in 1995 and it came to be called the Zonda C12. It made its debut at the International Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland in 1999. This has come to be known as a highly prestigious motor show. After this success Pagani turned to hopes of introducing his new vehicle to the United States by 2007.
The version of the Pagani which came after the Zonda C12 went by the name of Zonda C12 S in 1999. It reaches 100 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds. The fastest speed it can reach is 209 miles per hour and was made to be much lighter than the Zonda C12. As a matter of fact, if it is driven at 113 miles per hour it finishes a quarter mile in 11.3 seconds.
Pagani and Mercedes -Benz AMG further improved upon the design of the next Zonda. This one’s name is the Zonda C12 S 7.3 from 2002. They improved upon the speed with a larger V12 engine than the C12 S and added traction control. They increased the speed to 220 miles per hour, but the car can be set in such a way that it will allow the driver to go even faster.
By 2002 a racing Zonda had not been manufactured. Racing enthusiasts set out to change that by entering into a partnership with Pagani to create a racing car. It came to be known as the Zonda GR and was ready to be seen in 2003. This car only takes 3.3 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour.
The next Zonda further decreased the amount of time that it takes to reach a speed of 62 miles per hour. The Zonda C12 S Monza takes only 2.7 seconds to accelerate to this speed. In 2004 it was introduced to the world and was meant to be a car which is driven for personal uses.
In 2009 Pagani Automobili took to creating an extremely exclusive car; just five of them were made. This latest Pagani model named the Zonda Cinque Roadster does not possess a roof on top. Always improving on the weight of his cars Pagani also decreased how much this one weighs. It makes it to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds.
Last year Pagani decided to pay tribute to the Italian Air Force and named his latest car after one of their teams. The name of the latest car is Pagani Zonda Tricolore. This car only takes 3.4 seconds to reach 125 miles per hour.