Concept sketches of the new Zonda R revealed a car that looks much like the regular C12 version but only 10% of parts are expected to be shared between the two. The Zonda R will feature a longer wheelbase, measuring 394mm all up, and its track will be widened by 50mm.
The car’s aerodynamics will be improved thanks to a larger rear-diffuser and spoiler, all finished in carbon-fiber. Developing 750bhp will be another Mercedes-AMG sourced engine, derived from the unit used in the CLK GTR racer.
At the same time, Pagani will be moving into a new production facility, which reportedly will allow it to lift production to around 60 cars per year from the current 16. The move is necessary for the ramp up of plans for an all-new C9 model that’s due in 2009. This latest model will be homologated for new markets, which means it will also be sold in the U.S. and Japan.