2013 Perana Z-One review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 , 19:01:27 byVeronica

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Perana Z-One

The Perana Z-One manages to be the center of attention everywhere it goes and everyone likes it. An automotive enthusiast and specialists wend behind the wheel and offered us some very interesting insights. Apparently the exhaust is very loud and can disturb the drivers who need to talk on their mobile phones all the time. These types of situations might cause serious problems in case of an incident. Even so, the Perana Z-One has an aggressive wide stance and massive rear clip with an incredible long nose. The coupe was revealed for the first time at the 2009 edition of the Geneva Motor Show; it was then when fans started to appear from everywhere. The model was born thanks to the collaboration between Zagato and Perana Performance Group, a South African vehicle manufacturer. From now on, all Perana coupe models will be mainly the same, but will wear AC 378 GT Zagato badges.

To handle the power, the engineers have provided brakes that have two-piston calipers up front and one-piston sliding calipers in the rear with vacuum assist. The wheels used measure 19- or 20-inch and are covered in 245 / 40 ZR19 Michelin tires on the front axle and 305 / 35 ZR20 tires on the rear one. Under the hood it hides a 6.2-liter LS3 engine capable of generating 430 horsepower and 424 lb. ft. of torque. The standard vehicle has a starting price established at $128.000. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and to 100 mph in less than 10.0 seconds.

On the inside it has Recaro-like bucket seats for the driver and passenger and there is a tall center console separating the two, with a padded leather armrest for the driver. This houses the climate controls and also an infotainment system. The Perana Z-One was fitted with a hydraulic lift system, implemented to raise the nose several inches to clear driveways and speed bumps. The Perana Z-One always creates a wave when spotted on the streets. autoblog