The car that defined the last decade, the Pagani Zonda in all its glory has been the yardstick which all supercars of today compete with. A car that beats the Bugatti Veyron on one the most legendary tracks ever, the Nurburgring, is really something that deserves a place in the supercar hall of fame along with Greats like the Mclaren F1 and the Bugatti Supersport. Pagani has its own beautiful way of making cars, cars that touch the soul of the driver and even though most of us might never own one we, as car lovers still feel good about everyone of them ever made. This post is in memory of the predessor of the Huayra, the car that is ruling the supercar kingdom.
The Pagani Zonda is a sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani. It debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2011. As of June 2009, 206 Zondas had been built, including test mules. Both 2-seat coupe and convertible versions have been produced. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber. Some of the early Zonda engineering was done by Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. The car was originally to be named the “Fangio F1″ after him but, following his death in 1995, it was renamed for an air current above Argentina. In May 2011 it broke the record at the Nurburgring setting a phenomenal record of 6 minutes 47 seconds.