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Pagani Zonda Cinque: first pictures

Published: 10 June 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

Pagani has released pictures of its new road-going track car – the Zonda Cinque. It’s a limited edition (we’re talking only five examples) with a 669bhp and weight-saving technology all round. Racy doesn’t even begin to describe it.

So just how much punch does it pack?

Quite a bit. Weighing only 1210kg (20kg lighter than the F), Pagani says the Cinque will get to 62mph in 3.4 seconds and to 120 in 9.6. Thank the new six-speed Cima sequential gearbox for the super-fast acceleration figures. It’s the first time a road-going Zonda has been fitted with a sequential ‘box and gear changes are via paddles or the gear stick.

The Zonda continues to use the AMG-developed engine, which the company claims will take this monster (as Pagani itself describes the Cinque) to over 219 mph. Pagani won’t say what configuration the engine is, but expect a Merc V12.

Any other technical details I should know?

Being a pared-down supercar there’s not much in the way of technical marvel here, but being an extra special supercar, the devil’s in the details.

Titanium and magnesium suspension and springs are specially made by Ohlins and have four different settings.

The multi-piece wheels are made from titanium and the tyres are of a Cinque-specific compound from Pirelli. And to shave off those extra few ounces, the wheels’ bolts and nuts are titanium too. The exhaust system is also made from titanium, and ceramic coated.

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Track focused inside and out

To keep it glued to the ground, the Cinque is fitted with a longer front spoiler, a flat undertray and a new rear wing. The combination, Pagani says, generates 750kg of downforce at 186mph.

Other modifications to improve airflow are a central air intake, extra air intakes for the rear brakes and a diffuser at the rear.

On the inside, racing leather seats, four-point seatbelts and roll-bars are included to continue the racing theme.

Pagani’s own exotic carbon-titanium fibre, which will appear on the Cinque for the first time, is used around the car and will be applied to newer models.

So what happened to the Zonda R, wasn’t that faster?

Yes, the ‘R’ had 750bhp but was only for track use. Pagani is making the Cinque only because a few Pagani fanatics wanted a version of the ‘R’ for the road. Each one is priced at one million Euros, plus tax. Unfortunately, all five are going to a Hong Kong dealer – and all are sold.