The Pagani Zonda is already one of the most dramatically styled and exclusive supercars in recent production but the man behind the car, Horacio Pagani, has more ambitious plans for a new model set to enter production later this year.
Unlike the Zonda, which was only offered to a few select markets, the new car--internally coded the C9--is billed as a global model, which means buyers in the U.S. will finally be able to appreciate all that the Pagani brand has to offer on local soil.
We now have some new details on the C9, including confirmation that it will feature a pair of gullwing doors as revealed by a prototype spotted testing in the Netherlands. The new car will be introduced towards the end of the year powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine developed together with Mercedes-Benz and AMG. Peak output will stand at roughly 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque--slightly down on the Zonda R's 750 horsepower but more than enough to give Ferrari and Lamborghini a real scare.
The C9 is said to be a completely new car, from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics. In fact, it will feature more than 3,770 new parts among which are a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires and Bosch electronics.
Styling will be very similar to the Zonda but the overall proportions will be smaller, and of course there will be the new pair of gullwing doors.
Pricing is expected to start at roughly $1.2 million.
Production of the current Zonda and its various models, meanwhile, is expected to end this September. Beyond that, Pagani will be moving into a new production facility, which will allow it to lift production to around 60 cars per year from the current 16.
More spy shots of the new C9 can be seen by clicking here, but to see the latest gullwing images follow the jump below.