Next spring will see the debut of a brand new Pagani. One that will serve as the outrageous Zonda’s successor, and possibly even more radical and more powerful than Pagani’s current supercar. As of now, all you need to know is that it’s called the C9, and that it features technology that is nothing like what the current Zonda has—engine configuration, tranny, and manufacturing wise, it’ll all be unique.
First off on the list of innovations is a forced induction fed 6-liter twin-turbo V12 that will be capable of churning out 700bhp and 730lb-ft of torque. Although Pagani is saying that the engine will be of exclusive roots, our hunch is that it’ll be a reworked version of the SL65 Black Series’ powerplant. That is of course, judging from Pagani’s ties with Mercedes-Benz and AMG. This engine will be even more powerful than anything that Pagani has so far brought out into the public roads. It will however be Euro 5 compliant, which brings several questions up about power versus economy. According to Pagani, it’ll have as much as 50 percent less CO2 emissions than their rivals’ engines. All that power will likely be thrown out onto the road through a five-speed tranny which comes from British transmission company X-trac.
That’s all we’re going to give you for now, folks. You’ll just have to stay tuned for more updates.