Production of the Pagani Zonda may have ended, but not before this azure beast was built. Seen undergoing final assembly, this is a Pagani Zonda Revolucion, a limited-edition version of the already scarce Zonda R. Only five examples were built, the blue carbon fiber finish and black wheels seen here are reportedly unique to this car.
The Revolucion was the last production Zonda model, and the most extreme. Built exclusively for track use, it has a 6.0-liter AMG V-12 that produces 800 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. Here's the kicker: all that power only has to push 2,360 pounds.
That means this track-day weapon weighs less than the lightest new 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata. That's because the chassis is made from carbon-titanium, while the bodywork is entirely carbon fiber (as you can see from the exposed panels on this example).
Managing the lunacy is a six-speed sequential gearbox that can change gears in just 20 milliseconds. The brakes and suspension are also upgraded, as are the car's aerodynamic aids.
The Revolucion gets additional help sticking to the pavement from new front deflectors, a vertical rear stabilizer, and a Formula One-style Drag Reduction System (DRS) for the massive rear wing. It has two modes that the driver can activate with the push of a steering wheel button.
That all comes with a pricetag of over $2.8 million, but all five Zonda Revolucions are almost certainly spoken for.
So if you want a Pagani, you'll have to settle for a Huayra. Sure, you'll be forced to endure a car designed for road and track driving, but 700 hp and a Top Gear production-car lap record aren't too shabby.