This is a Pagani Zonda R, the grand finale of the car that put Pagani firmly on the map. This incredible fully remote controlled Technic replica of the iconic Italian hypercar comes from Tsui Carho of Eurobricks, who has recreated the Zonda R in astonishing detail. Twin XL motors drive the rear wheels, a Servo steers the fronts, there’s a V12 engine, pushrod suspension, working headlights, opening doors, and a removable engine cover. Head to Eurobricks via the link above for all the images and to join the discussion.
The Pagani that sounds like it was named by pirates, the Zonda R was the Zonda’s finale; a track-only, fifteen-run special edition that was effectively a test-bed for what would become the Hyaura. You’re unlikely ever to even see an R, let alone drive one, so 3D supercarBricks has the next best thing in thus stunning brick-built replica. Now updated with a blog-worthy image there’s more to see at 3D’s ‘Pagani’ album on Flickr – take a look via the link above.
Pagani’s Zonda is now twenty years old (it seems unbelievable typing that…), and the brand is the exception to the ‘New Supercar Start-Up Rule’ (i.e. they’re all complete crap and most will fold before a single car has even been built).
Pagani didn’t create a four-million horsepower W28 engine, instead borrowing a tried and tested unit from AMG and clothing it in one of the most remarkable bodies ever created for a road car.
Ten years after the first cars were built Pagani launched the ‘Cinque’, a run consisting of just five coupes and five roadsters, each costing $2million before taxes.
The spectacular model of a spectacular car comes from TLCB Master MOCer and vehicle-building legend Firas Abu-Jaber, who has recreated the Zonda Cinque beautifully in Model Team form, complete with the coolest folding roof we’ve even seen on a Lego creation.
Zonda production finally ended last year totalling 140 units, when Pagani replaced it with the even more startling Huayra. We probably prefer the Zonda though, and to see more of Firas’ incredible creation (including the amazing roof) head over to the Pagani’s Flickr album by clicking here.
Supercar upstarts Pagani are a most unusual company. In 1992 founder Horacio Pagani, an Argentinian working for Lamborghini in Italy, decided to use his carbon fibre and composite engineering expertise to develop a car of his own.
Pagani partnered with Daimler who supplied their mighty AMG V12 engine, and unlike almost every other recent supercar entrepreneur, he busied himself for almost a decade before his car was ready, without releasing a single half-baked design accompanied by ludicrous performance figures.
Pagani’s spectacular creation launched at Geneva in 1999, and it worked too, instantly propelling the company into the genuine hypercar club. The Zonda become increasingly powerful over the next decade, and this is one of the very last variants, called the Cinque and released in 2009 with a production run of just five.
This brilliant Model Team version of one of the world’s rarest and most expensive hypercars is the work of previous bloggee Noah_L (formally Lego Builders), and it’s one of the most spectacular supercar builds we’ve seen in a very long time. With opening doors, hood and clamshell engine cover the internals are as detailed as the exterior, and we highly recommend taking a look at the full album. You can check out all the beautiful photos of the Zonda Cinque at Noah’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
We blogged Pagani’s latest hypercar here last week, but for now the brand is probably most famous for its first effort, the incredible Zonda. This model is the even more mental ‘R’ version, built by TLCB regular and previous Featured TFOL Alexander Paschoaletto. It was suggested to us by a reader and you can see more on MOCpages.
Here at TLCB we regularly mock the efforts of ambitious but rubbish millionaires who promise the arrival of a new Bugatti-beating supercar every other month. Most such companies never start production, and the few that do go bankrupt within weeks after delivering the square root of F-all. All that is, except one…
Pagani was founded in 1992 by Argentinian-Italian ex-Lamborghini engineer Horacio Pagani. Seven years later the company’s first supercar reached production, via a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, and it quickly became the new poster car of eight year olds everywhere and cemented Pagani’s membership into the premier league of supercar makers.
Fast forward thirteen years to 2012 and it was time for the risky second album. Pagani responded by launching the incredible Huayra hypercar, a car capable of pulling over 1.6 lateral G at 230mph.
A car as astonishing as the Huayra deserves an astonishing Technic Supercar build, and today’s post sure meets that criteria. Much like the Pagani company the builder of this Technic recreation is a new entrant into the premier league of supercar builders, having only been building for a few years, but with this build Francisco Hartley has made sure he’s going to get noticed.
Underneath the remarkably accurate bodywork Francisco has engineered a working V12 engine, 6-speed gearbox with clutch, independent suspension, damped gull-wing doors and – most impressively of all – the Huayra’s ingenious active aerodynamics.
All of the working features are mechanical, there’s not a Power Functions motor or pneumatic cylinder anywhere, and all are exquisitely engineered. You can see all the details of this beautiful Technic supercar on MOCpages at the link in the text above, plus you can see the features in action via the slick video below. Welcome to the premier league Francisco!
…There’s a Typhoon coming!
Sjoerd Nieuwenhuis wows us with this epic Technic Supercar, full of the usual supercar goodies and taking inspiration from a well known Italian upstart Supercar Company. View it on MOCpages.