The carbonfibre-bodied Zonda 760RS has its naturally aspirated 7.3-litre AMG-built V12 engine tweaked to 566kW (760hp), nearly 70kW more than the Zonda Cinque and 14kW above the 6min47sec Nurburgring-lapping Zonda R (pictured below).
It’s a package that’s clearly impressive enough to convince even the toughest of judges, Formula One drivers.
While test-driving the 760RS, Evo Magazine has discovered that a manual version of the new Zonda 760RS has been ordered but with a change to the last two letters – RS being replaced with LH for Lewis Hamilton. The 2008 Formula One champion has apparently opted for the self-shifter because his ‘company car’ has a paddle-shift gearbox and when he drives for fun he prefers a manual.
Only last month Pagani announced increased production for the Pagani Huayra to match increased demand. But while the Huayra has moved to the fore, Pagani say it will keep building Zondas for people who want them.