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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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lezmonster
amazing brilliant Just imagine what it is like inside it . i'm away for a wank
Jul 14, 2014 8:26 am
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SegiLp
what a beast!
Jul 14, 2014 3:34 am
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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...
Jul 13, 2014 8:18 pm
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brock05
Sad but true.
Jul 14, 2014 2:09 am
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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.
Jul 13, 2014 8:06 pm
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TOKER
http://www.worldcarfans.com/114071078021/laferrari-xx-prototype-tackles-the-monza-circuit-video :)
Jul 13, 2014 2:08 pm
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JoeyHapro
absolutly best engine noise ever ... imo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eU8j4MeJ4I (try to ignore the music ;P)
Jul 13, 2014 2:20 pm
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JoeyHapro
and this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOV8n8KGS4o
Jul 13, 2014 2:23 pm
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TOKER
it is ur channel?
Jul 13, 2014 7:31 pm
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JoeyHapro
no. just looked the videos up...
Jul 14, 2014 4:41 am
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ScottCampbell
What a sound?
Jul 13, 2014 1:59 pm
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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.
Jul 13, 2014 1:49 pm
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JoeyHapro
without wanting to hurt your feelings - are you deaf??? at SEAT??? have you ever heard the sound of an alfa romeo arese v6 or a ferrari v8/v12 or a lambo v10/v12 or for that matter any italian sports-engine??? heck, right behind the italians is porsche with its distinctive and absolutly great sounding 6cyl boxer engine. even bmw's ('even' because it's an artificial noise inside of the car, just like all the vw-group cars) sound far better... go testdrive any of those cars (you'll find a v6 alfa from around 1998-2002 to testdrive).
Jul 13, 2014 2:16 pm
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DBaskov
Things I would do to drive one of those.
Jul 13, 2014 1:20 pm
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sm106
What a car! The driver is good too. Is this the ultimate track car?
Jul 13, 2014 1:04 pm
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JoeyHapro
yes. just because you need to own a track for this car ;)
Jul 13, 2014 2:11 pm
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sm106
What? You cant drive it anywhere you want?? ok probably not due to noise limits but still...
Jul 14, 2014 8:16 am
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JoeyHapro
exactly. it is to damn loud for most tracks and you can't drive it on any road... except for middle east or so.
Jul 14, 2014 12:34 pm
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absent
Great sound although still prefer CGT at full song.
Jul 13, 2014 12:39 pm
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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?
Jul 13, 2014 12:18 pm
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LWE7
I don't understand the technical details you're talking about but I know that Pagani uses AMG engines ! ;)
Jul 13, 2014 12:39 pm
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JoeyHapro
i am not sure, but i highly doubt that this is a crossplane - since you need a flatplane for high revs. and it is a racing engine as well (i know, there are xplane racing engines as well), but i would almost bet sth on it being a flatplane - the engine was developed for a lemans-racer if i recall correctly.
Jul 13, 2014 12:39 pm
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r66r66
thanks for yours answer. Maybe you know how high it's rev? Because over 8000rpm we can be sure that is flat one. I heard something like that before - on low rpm like cross and on mid and high like flat - done on Audi V8 engine swapped to central mount into golf but there it was done by exhaust system (they have a lot of space there and put pipes connected and get on end order like in flat one, but that was a sound trick only).
Jul 13, 2014 12:47 pm
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JoeyHapro
it produces 750bhp at 7500rpm.... maybe i'm wrong and it is a xplane??? but actually ferraris rev to around 8000rpm and they are all flatplane. (i'll keep looking)
Jul 13, 2014 1:08 pm
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JoeyHapro
aight... i think i found an answer. if wiki is right (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossplane) it can't be a crossplane (for 4strokes only for engine with number of cylinders that is 8 or a multiple of it). not sure if it is a flat one, either. maybe it is a different angle all together... still, i will keep my eyes open.
Jul 13, 2014 1:16 pm
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JoeyHapro
a straight v6 uses a 120° crank angle. a v12 is basically two straight 6s put together. so i would imagine the v12 engine to have a 60° crank angle. sounds about right for me (and now that i figured it out - i think i knew that already... ;)). if i am wrong, please correct me (but in a constructive way). so flat-plane/crossplane: only for v engines and mainly for v8s (but also used in L2/4 and V2/4 engines with unevenly spaced firing).
Jul 13, 2014 1:46 pm
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r66r66
thanks for yours answer. You might me right. If you will find something more about V12 and their cranks please share it here. I read some docs from my last post and I see that in V12 that sounds compromise (like cross V8 on low and like flat higher) is possible in 60°. But I found too that some V12 (for example old Ferrari F1) got 180° crank what means in V12 flat one. It may be very interesting knowledge about V12 engine if we will found final answer.
Jul 14, 2014 2:24 am
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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.
Jul 13, 2014 11:14 am
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JoeyHapro
still: a turbo engine just doesn't sound anywhere near as good as a na. personally i don't even like the characteristics of a turbo engine as much (or not even close ;))
Jul 13, 2014 12:40 pm
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