2006 Pagani Zonda F Roadster
February 13th, 2006 – Probably the most radical convertible to debut in 2006 is this Zonda F Roadster. It is slated to appear at the Geneva Motor Show and, like its coupe variant which was introduced at the same gig last year, it features a bevy of upgrades that set it apart from almost everything else.
Built alongside the regular production version, the Zonda F is Pagani’s top model and a tribute to five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio. While the F shares the same basic shape with all Zondas, it has new aerodynamic devices, an upgraded drive train, larger wheels and ceramic brakes.
The F Roadster combines the coupe’s performance with open air driving and fine craftsmanship. Pagani says their cars have a soul and, when looking at the details, a Zonda is a sight to behold. Each is a carbon fibre masterpiece and the Roadster has been reinforced with a chrome-molybdenum alloy roll-bar for safety and piece of mind.
Underneath the Roadster’s sexy skin is basically the same 680 horsepower drive train found the Zonda F Coupe. This 7.3 Litre Mercedes-AMG V12 is tuned by Zonda to include a new intake tract as well as a hydroformed steel and titanium muffler.
Compared to the coupe, the Roadster has to lose some structural rigidity, but it has not gained any considerable weight like most coupe to convertible transformations. Standing at a dry weight of 1230 kg, the Zonda is lightweight compared its closest competitor, the Murcielago Roadster.
Zonda plan to limit production of Roadster F to 25 orders.
Story by Supercars.net
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Mercedes Benz M180 V12 w/Pagani Intake, Exhaust, Management Systems|
|block material||Aluminum Alloy|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Sequential Multipoint Injection|
|displacement||7291 cc / 444.9 in³|
|bore||91.5 mm / 3.6 in|
|stroke||92.4 mm / 3.64 in|
|power||484.7 kw / 650 bhp @ 6200 rpm|
|specific output||89.15 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||507.81 bhp per tonne|
|torque||779.6 nm / 575 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm|
|body / frame||Carbon Fibre Monocoque with Aluminum Sub-Frames, Carbon chrome-molybdenum Alloy Roll Bar|
|driven wheels||RWD w/Traction Control, Self Locking Differential|
|front tires||225/35×19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2|
|rear tires||335/30×20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2|
|front brakes||Brembro Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Pot Calipers, Hydraulic Assist, ABS|
|rear brakes||Brembro Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/4-Pot Calipers, Hydraulic Assist, ABS|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 33.0 cm / 20 x 13 in|
|steering||TRW Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Alunimum Alloy Wishbones w/Pull-Rod Springs, Olhins Adjustable Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1280 kg / 2822 lbs|
|wheelbase||2730 mm / 107.5 in|
|length||4435 mm / 174.6 in|
|width||2055 mm / 80.9 in|
|height||1141 mm / 44.9 in|
|transmission||6-Speed Manual w/Twin Plate Clutch|
|top speed||~345 kph / 214.4 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~3.5 seconds|