2006 Pagani Zonda Roadster F review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 5 March 2006 , 21:03:29 byEmil

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Pagani Zonda Roadster F

Pagani revealed the Zonda Roadster F, a model that is powered by a 7.3-liter Mercedes-AMG V12 that is capable of producing 650 BHP and 576 lb. ft. of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in 9.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of more than 186 mph. The new Roadster F is not a race car, but so much more than that. Pagani declared that managed to create the most exclusive, most powerful and most expensive roadster in the world.

Pagani unveiled the Zonda Roadster F, which offers fast open top motoring at its best.
Hand built at the Pagani Atelier in a limited run of 25, the Zonda Roadster F offers the outstanding driveability and performance of the F Coupe, enhanced by the pleasure of driving with a gentle breeze in your hair.

Thanks to an original roof made out of carbon fiber and cloth (removable in a few seconds) and due to the use of carbon fabrics for the construction of the central chassis, bodywork and interior, it was possible to maintain the dry weight of 2711 lbs, which translates in a weight/power ratio of 4.17 lbs/bhp.

A light and rigid body of the Pagani Zonda Roadster F is pushed by the mighty 7.3-liter Mercedes-AMG V12, with a power of 650 bhp and 576 lb-ft of torque.

The 0 - 124 mph time takes just 9.8 seconds and a few instants later you exceed the 186 mph (300 km/h) mark, all topless.

The Roadster F travels along the boundary where beauty and power merge together forming something special; it's sinuous and aerodynamically shaped bodywork gets its prominence from sharp edges and elegant lines, which show at first glance its extraordinary potential.

From the cockpit you enjoy a magnificent view, usual for a supercar. With your hands on the steering wheel you enjoy an environment that exceeds most expectations, with a mixture of carbon fiber, soft leather and polished aluminum lighting up your senses.

The precious instrument cluster looks like the handiwork of a watchmaker. It reveals the pure-breed of an Italian GT car: thanks to its personality, mixing sensuality, aggressiveness and magnetic beauty, you can easily imagine it driving along the sea front in Monte Carlo or screaming down a straight at Le Mans.

All this, supported by handling that is unbelievably efficient and sincere and that monitors constantly what is happening to every single wheel; creating the feeling of the power behind you and the precise response in front.

The Pagani Roadster F is not a racecar; it is rather a jewel handcrafted in Italy, a whirl of emotions, a masterpiece for the connoisseur who cares to drive fast. Pagani claims it made the fastest, most exclusive, most powerful and most expensive roadster in the world.