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by George Skentzos

Pagani has yet again redefined desire in the hypercar stakes by releasing the first official images of the Roadster version of its special edition Zonda Cinque model.

Just five pristine examples of the Zonda Cinque Roadster will be hand assembled at Pagani’s Modenese Atelier, mirroring the exclusivity of the Coupe.

While virtually identical to its Coupe sibling, Pagani’s engineers have had to add a few extra structural reinforcements to the exotic carbon-titanium chassis in order to compensate for the missing roof.

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With the roof stored in the front bonnet, the driver and one lucky passenger are completely exposed to the rush of air being fed into the Mercedes AMG V12 engine through the enormous air intakes just inches above their heads.

With 506kW and peak torque of 780Nm and a dry weight of just 1,210kg – the Zonda Cinque Roadster is every bit as fast as it looks, accelerating from rest to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds and passing 200km/h in just 9.6 seconds.

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Closer to its top speed and the Zonda Cinque Roadster would tip the scales at almost two tonne with an extra 750kg of downforce at 300km/h thanks to that radical bodywork.

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While founder Horacio Pagani is asking 1.3 million Euro plus taxes for this masterpiece, it is going to take more than just money to enjoy the privilege of parking one in your driveway – even if your first name is Sheikh.




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