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Friday, February 26, 2010

13.2 Geneva Preview: 2010 Pagani Zonda Tricolore, official native hi-res images this time

We have already met the Zonda Tricolore, another one-off based on the Zonda F upon request of Spaniard car dealer and collector Guarnieri.

Now Pagani released a few official shots, which I managed to collect in their native resolution, and what strikes me aren't the shots themselves, but actually something present in them.
A plane.

That's not a random plane either, it's one of the Italian Army acrobatic squadron, also known as Frecce Tricolori...did you get it?

Yes, this car is named after these acrobatic squadron, and indeed the last "E" of its name is painted in exactly the same way of the official symbol of the Italian Army.
Not only that, but now also the fin on the engine cover makes much more sense, even if I still think I could live without it, let alone the color of the carbon fiber, blue, like those planes.

I have no idea why Guarnieri wanted to pay such an homage to Italy or to its Army, but I won't complain. probably it has something to do with his youth, who knows...

So different car, same story, high resolution (2300 px) images after the jump, except for the last one which isn't available in high resolution. Don't. Ask. Why.

All Images Copyright: Pagani Automobili SpA


LTSmash said...

What's the story on the gearbox? Paddle-box or stick?

LTSmash said...

Nevermind, I missed the interior pic.

Shame really.

Damiano Garro said...

At least I just found that it has the carbo-titanium chassis, so it's lighter too (1.210 kg, dry weight). I guess owners want that gearbox, which is a shame, but it's also good for Pagani so that the costs of that gearbox can be divided on more cars.

On the press release they made it clear it's an homage to the Italian Acrobatic Squadron for their 60th Anniversary.

LTSmash said...

Shaving weight is always a plus. Does the dorsal fin serve any aerodynamic purpose?

Damiano Garro said...

I doubt about that. Looking at Formula 1 cars one could even assume that it may give some sort of advantage, something perhaps easily quantifiable trough a simulation program.
Surely they didn't develop it in a wind tunnel, and they don't mention the fin or its effects in the press release, so it's probably just a cosmetic feature.

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