The Pagani C9 already have 2 years waiting list —-C9 “is a completely new car from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics.” It will have 3770 new parts, a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires, and Bosch electronics. More importantly, the car will be able to meet U.S. crash safety standards and California’s strict emission laws.
Pagani C9 New details have emerged about Pagani’s next-generation supercar, the C9.
During an interview with Argentina Auto Blog, Horacio Pagani confirmed the Zonda-replacing C9 will be launched towards the end of 2010. It will feature a 6.0-liter V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine with 700 hp and 1000 Nm of torque, which means the C9 will be almost as powerful as the Zonda R (which churns out 750 hp and 710 Nm of torque).
According to Horacio Pagani, the C9 "is a completely new car from concept, weight distribution, materials and dynamics." It will have 3770 new parts, a carbon-titanium chassis, specially developed Pirelli tires, and Bosch electronics. More importantly, the car will be able to meet U.S. crash safety standards and California’s strict emission laws.
Production will likely be limited to 40 units a year, with a base price of roughly €900,000 ($1,265,000 USD).
Besides talking about the C9, Pagani stated ‘normal’ Zonda production will cease in September – but orders are still coming in for one-off versions and the Zonda R. In theory, the Zonda could live on for another three years.
We don’t know if the Pagani C9 is just a photogenic little supercar, but it seems to have taken quite a liking to being photographed before its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
We already saw the first set of spy photos of the C9 getting filled up with gas but while those pictures still left a lot to the imagination, this new set captures the new Pagani supercar up close and in the flesh, leaving no doubt that this most definitely is the C9.
What’s more, in addition to looking at as clear a set of photos as we can find, these spy shots also has photos of the car’s interior and, much to our delight, its Mercedes SLS AMG-inspired gullwing doors.
Despite being the successor of the Zonda, the Pagani C9 is expected to come with a smaller engine than that of its predecessor. The 7.3-liter AMG V12 engine of the Zonda won’t be found in the C9, but what you can expect is a still impressive 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. Besides, the supposedly modest engine of the C9 will be a lot lighter than that from the Zonda, which means that the total power output of little bro – somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower – will exceed that of the big brother.