Two Pagani C9 Prototypes Spied in South Africa - WCF Exclusive Photos

Pagazin C9 prototype spy photos, South Africa - 08.02.2010
Pagazin C9 prototype spy photos, South Africa - 08.02.2010 / Copyright: Chetan Patel

An astute WCF reader spotted two Pagani C9 prototypes undergoing testing in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Although we saw one of the cars in photos that surfaced last week, the other car has decidedly different back end elements.

WCF Social member Chetan spotted the car last month, snapped a few pictures and sent them in.  He says the two Pagani test vehicles were being chased by two Mercedes SLS models at the time, but unabale to get photos.

The Pagani C9 we told you about last week is the vehicle with two tailpipes, one on either side of the number plate.  This car appears to use much of the body from the Zonda F.  The second car has a different rear, seemingly inspired by the Zonda R in its design.  This car keeps the typical Pagani quad tailpipe configuration in the center, though it also appears to have holes drilled for a dual pipe setup.

This second vehicle has a brand new light cluster at the back, with three lights in a triangular arrangement, versus a straight line.  It also has smaller front wheel arches, different body elements after the b-pillar, and no spoiler.

Sadly, Chetan was not able to get photos of the front of the cars.  Then again, good luck getting in front of a car with a 700 PS (690 PS / 515 kW) 6.0-liter V12 that generates up to 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque.

The Pagani C9 is expected to come with a €900,000 price tag when it is released.  It should go on sale before year-end.

Published Feb 8th, 2010 6:00pm By Zack Newmark

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v1p3r v1p3r
The sticker isn't bought so you can drive as fast as you like on public roads. There are certain roads that are specifically designated for high speed testing, with no speed limit, with long straights and little or no obstructions along the side of the road. European manufacturers especially BMW regularly test camo'd models on that road. South Africa is used for final stage hot weather testing of BMWs for example
Feb 12th, 2010 4:45am
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carexpertuz carexpertuz
I can imagine,how the front looks like..... Streamly coming straight from The Universe!!!!! Pagani BRAVO!!
Feb 10th, 2010 5:13am
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I hope the final rearlights won't look like this. The rest looks great
Feb 10th, 2010 4:26am
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Zonda Addict Zonda Addict
WOOOOW!!!! Gorgeous!!! so happy that they kept the four exaust pipes. Can`t wait for the front shots. Why are they using 6 liter instead of a 7.3? Don`t know what to expect from the best supercar makers in the world.
Feb 9th, 2010 11:10pm
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crazy_golf_driver crazy_golf_driver
Deltabox Unfortunetly here in S.A we dont :( ..... To get that sticker on your car here, you need plenty $$$(not that is a problem with pagani)
Feb 9th, 2010 4:13pm
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deltaboxx deltaboxx
That's my point. What do you buy with the sticker? Are you allowed to drive as fast as you wish? Cool if so..
Feb 9th, 2010 9:19pm
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Van Van
Keep the car, give me that sticker :D
Feb 9th, 2010 2:05pm
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joshg_5 joshg_5
Oh I can't wait to see this car. I really think that it looks great without the spoiler too. I've never seen that on a Zonda.
Feb 9th, 2010 3:31am
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Pagani mixed with the 458 Italia hope it's better when the camo is off
Feb 9th, 2010 3:25am
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A Pagani Gatling gun!
Feb 9th, 2010 3:06am
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Iconic Iconic
I love the Zonda and all, but where can I get that bumper sticker??
Feb 9th, 2010 1:58am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
lol , i want to know that too !
Feb 9th, 2010 2:41am
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deltaboxx deltaboxx
GOVERNMENT APPROVED HIGH SPEED TESTING VEHICLE? I wonder if south africa has a public high speed immunity programme. 'Go ahead, 300-400 km/h, we'll give you an official sticker so the police won't bother you. Just watch out for our Zebras - they tend to be a bit competitive when it comes to super cars!'
Feb 9th, 2010 6:32am
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Iconic Iconic
Too bad I live in Cali, maybe that's why I want one so bad.
Feb 10th, 2010 2:11am
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mclnf1 mclnf1
pagani enzo!?
Feb 9th, 2010 1:05am
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nederina nederina
Yes it is a cross between the Enzo and the MC12. Let's hope it will look better when the camo is off, for now I like the current Zonda very much.
Feb 9th, 2010 1:28am
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e36mmm e36mmm
i would buy it too if i had the money.. pagani has reached the ultimate level imho. its more exquisite than a lamborghini..
Feb 8th, 2010 11:48pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
I can't wait for this. 900,000 EUR? Worth every coin.
Feb 8th, 2010 11:08pm
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Shyne Shyne
the rear looks like a insect..mean
Feb 8th, 2010 11:07pm
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