Since Pagani's official founding in 1992, Horacio Pagani has thoroughly impressed the world with his ability to capture Italian finesse, elegance and sheer, exotic beautiful power in some of the most distinguishable vehicles on this planet. From his original creations like the Pagani Zonda C12 to the race ready Zonda R, to the new and upcoming Pagani Huayra, Pagani has impressed car fans all around the world. Little is known about the details of Pagani history and inner workings, until recently. Pagani recently released a five-part video series on the history and background of Pagani.
In the first video part you are introduced to Pagani's beginnings by learning of Pagani's founder, Horacio Pagani. Learn of his passionate pursuit of blending art with science and of his childhood inspiration: Leonardo Da Vinci.
In the second part you are taken through a tour of personal pictures taken throughout Pagani's life documenting his early passion for automobile design, which lead to him becoming an engineer at Lamborghini. Part 2 also reviews the the establishment of Pagani Automobili in 1992 and the company's first vehicles: the Zonda C12.
The third part details the development of the notorious Pagani Zonda F and the inspiration of the design. Horacio Pagani designed the Zonda F in 2005 as a tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time F1 World Champion.The Zonda F features a custom AMG-built 7.3-liter V12 that generates 594hp and 560lb-ft of torque.
Part four starts to emphasize Pagani's ability to push everything to the limit by entertaining the production of the Zonda R, a "customer's request" to have a no-holds barred Pagani car. The Zonda R, is nothing short of pure, divine automotive racing ecstasy. Weighing in at 1,070kg, the Zonda R is 160kg lighter than the F with a 740hp 6.0-liter V12 that helps it to shift from 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 218mph
The final part of the Pagani Story series discusses the variations of the Pagani Zondas, such as the Cinque or the Tricolore. The Cinque became the first road-legal car with a carbon-titanium fiber body and it was also the first Pagani to get a six-gear sequential transmission. The AMG-sourced engine produces 669hp and 575lb-ft of torque, with 0-62mph managed in 3.4 seconds. The Tricolore was the built in a limited production run of just three as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Italian air force's aerobatic team the Frecce Tricolori, and was intended to be the last road-going Zonda. Due to the uniqueness of the Tricolore model, it was priced north of $2million USD.