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Pagani Zonda Revolucion duo on track shows why turbo can’t beat NA engine sound [video]

Costs 2.2M EUR

WCF friend and collaborator Marchettino has managed to capture on video a Pagani Zonda Revolucion duo while on track.

When Pagani introduced the Zonda Revolucion they said it would be the last ever model to wear the legendary "Zonda" moniker but that didn't turn out to be true as they returned with a 760 LM which will be followed by the Zonda X. Nevertheless, the Revolucion is probably the most insane of the bunch, packing a naturally-aspirated AMG V12 6.0-liter engine which sounds mental and could be easily confused with a Formula 1 engine from the naturally aspirated era.

The engine pumps out a whopping 800 bhp (596 kW) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque without the assistance of a turbocharger. All that power is wrapped around in a supercar weighing just 2,359 lbs (1,070 kg), granting a power-to-weight ratio of 748 bhp / ton.

Pagani built only five units and two of them can be seen here while tackling the San Martino Del Lago circuit in northern Italy. Each owner paid 2.2M EUR (before taxes) to own the Zonda Revolucion which comes equipped with a 6-speed transversal and sequential gearbox made from magnesium and capable of changing gears in only 20ms. The driver gets to fiddle around with no less than twelve settings of the Bosch-made traction control while the DRS-equipped rear wing comes with two operating mods. An evolution of the Zonda R, the track-only Revolucion features F1-derived CCMR discs made by Brembo which are not only 15 percent lighter than before but they also last four times longer and offer more stopping power.

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Comments (29)

 lezmonster lezmonster
amazing brilliant Just imagine what it is like inside it . i'm away for a wank
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July 14, 2014 8:26 am
 SegiLp SegiLp
what a beast!
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July 14, 2014 3:34 am
 Bozzor Bozzor
Great sound indeed, but sadly it's one we're going to be hearing less and less of: tractability and a great sound are so important for high performance cars are things we really want, but if you add good fuel economy, huge torque from low revs and ultimately more power per specific output, then we all better get used to forced induction in the future, unless there is some huge breakthrough for NA tech...
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July 13, 2014 8:18 pm
 brock05 brock05
I've still got wood listening to that sound. Like the devil himself screaming. Awesome, I love it and want it more than sex. I wonder how fast it is compared to other cars? Like GT race cars, V8 Supercars or even LMP2. Would love to see Pagani competing at Le Mans.
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July 13, 2014 8:06 pm
 ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
What a sound?
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July 13, 2014 1:59 pm
 Alinx Alinx
yay, i too have aspirated, 1.4(100hp/98 fuel), and i love it. :) pagani should talk with seat, the best sounds are at seat cars.
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July 13, 2014 1:49 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
Things I would do to drive one of those.
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July 13, 2014 1:20 pm
 sm106 sm106
What a car! The driver is good too. Is this the ultimate track car?
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July 13, 2014 1:04 pm
 absent absent
Great sound although still prefer CGT at full song.
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July 13, 2014 12:39 pm
 r66r66 r66r66
Maybe someone knows, please answer. All AMG engines from stock (V8 and V12) have a crossplane crankshaft. Anyone knows how it is with engines in Zonda's? On low rpm it sounds like cross-plane and with high like flat-plane. Maybe somebody have a cross-section pictures or something like that of Zonda engines?
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July 13, 2014 12:18 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
I like the sound of the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione better, it has the sound that F1 used to have. This Pagani was just loud.
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July 13, 2014 11:14 am