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Pagani Zonda C12S

Discussion in 'Other Italian' started by TeenwhoneedsaFerrari, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Lets talk about the Pagani. I do not know very much about this car. If anyone knows alot about this car i would love to hear it all! I am more interested in drivetrain specs than anything else. thanks
     
  2. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
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    Mercedes V12 engine... If that helps anything.
     
  3. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I was wondering if anyone could go a bit more in depth. i know the basics of the car, BHP, engine size, yadayada...but some engine specs would be great. litre, cam set up, #of valves..that kinda thing
     
  4. Diablo

    Diablo Formula Junior

    Ask AMG, it's their engine in the thing...
     
  5. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    I saw one upclose and personal. Awesome car! Ferrari salesperson said it was blowing F40's into the weeds around Moroso.
     
  6. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    We don't have any Pagani's over here in Greensboro, but i am sure the dealer was right.
     
  7. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    How does that Diablo of your's drive??? I have heard that it is extreemley tough. If you could give me an idea of what it is like, that would be great!
     
  8. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Extremely tough? In what way? Its just as easy to drive as my 355. My 5ft tall wife drives it with ease.
     
  9. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    hmmm, i had just heard from people that the Diablo was a hard car to drive, guess they were wrong. Thanks for the correction though!

    Another question, have you ever driven a countach?
     
  10. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

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    Hes owned one :)
     
  11. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Oops, i see that now. lol, so i guess alan has drivin a countach. thanks man.
     
  12. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Apr 3, 2001
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    you might want to ask William H to chime in on the Pagani. If memory serves correctly, he took a tour of the factory last year, along with the Ferrari and Lamborghini factories as well.

    and fyi, I've seen one of the C12's in person at the SEMA show back in 2001. you can see three shots here:

    http://www.buymeaferrari.com/gallery/sema2001/DCP_2282
    http://www.buymeaferrari.com/gallery/sema2001/DCP_2283
    http://www.buymeaferrari.com/gallery/sema2001/DCP_2284

    it is a gorgeous metallic pearl yellow.
     
  13. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

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    Awesome pictures! thanks for the links. Do you think william h will spot this thread? what is his username?
     
  14. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    The Countach, in certain instances, is a more difficult car to drive, but worth the effort.
     
  15. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    is it like Clarkson describes? "...a refrigerator with a rocket on the back..."

    also, just to note, that isn't to bash the car at all. honestly, I prefer a car that is challenging to drive in a strange sort of way - with some cars, if you learn to drive it right, it rewards you very well.
     
  16. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    No, its nothing like that. Although, i think Clarkson is 6ft 6, you would have a very hard time fitting in one, without some sort of conversion.
     

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