The Zonda C12 was the primary automobile produced by Pagani Atelier and was introduced on the 1999 Geneva Motor Present. The unique coupe had a curved windshield and the inside was equally spectacular, common after a fighter jet.
Leveraging his expertise at Lamborghini, Pagani used carbon fiber extensively within the first Pagani, an particularly spectacular choice given how distinctive and authentic the design Zonda C12 was. “The form needed to be sensual, the wheel arches ought to recall a lady’s bosoms, the rear bonnet the hips,” CEO Horacio Pagani notes. “Inside, the seats can be formed like an inverted pyramid to wrap across the shoulders, giving a way of energy to the person, and safety to the lady. An advanced search of straightforward concepts. In a phrase: the Zonda.”
At launch, the Mercedes-source 6.0-liter V12 produced 394 (293 kW) and 420 pound-feet (570 Newton-meters). That’s a far cry from the 800-hp Pagani on supply as we speak. However with a five-speed handbook transmission, and thanks partly to a light-weight design (tipping the scales at 2,755 kilos), the C12 might hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a segment-rivaling 4.2 seconds, with a high velocity of round 185 mph (297 kmh).