I had the dream opportunity to get behind the wheel of an iconic Pagani Zonda, and most specifically the very specific Zonda F Clubsport that took a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record in 2007! With thanks to Carugati Automobiles in Geneva, we jump into the legendary Pagani for a drive to see what it's all about and let that V12 sing!
The Pagani Zonda itself was first introduced in 1999 at the Geneva Motorshow, even this model, the Zonda F, was introduced then at Geneva in 2005. Just this week the latest and final, final, final Zonda has also been launched at the show a whole 19 years later in the form of the Zonda HP Barchetta. Having had an opportunity to drive an early Zonda S before now, this was my second ever Zonda outing and of course the first in the F and I have to say it felt remarkably more a step ahead and refined. Only 25 F Coupes were built, and 25 F Roadsters as well; of which just 6 are full carbon bodies like this car.
With a 7.3l naturally aspirated V12, making 602 horsepower and 760Nm torque, you feel connected to the car through the manual gearbox but aware of not only its scale but also its value at approximately €2.5m for a carbon Zonda F and then some more for the historical pedigree of this specific car.
|Program||Hypercar test drives|
|Episode title||Is the €3m Zonda F Clubsport the BEST THING EVER?! | TEST DRIVE|
|Date added||July 2, 2020|
|Original date||March 11, 2018|