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Pagani's $3 million 800 hp Revolucion supercar

Pagani's $3 million 800 hp Rev...
Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The limited edition Revolucion will set you back US$3 million (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The limited edition Revolucion will set you back US$3 million (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo help the Revolucion stop while tires from racing Pirellis help keep the car between trees at speed (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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Carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo help the Revolucion stop while tires from racing Pirellis help keep the car between trees at speed (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The Revolucion features new air deflectors up front and a rear mounted vertical stabilizer to increase downforce and high speed handling (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The Revolucion features new air deflectors up front and a rear mounted vertical stabilizer to increase downforce and high speed handling (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The limited edition Revolucion, essentially a Zonda R on steroids, features acres upon acres of blue carbon fiber (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The limited edition Revolucion, essentially a Zonda R on steroids, features acres upon acres of blue carbon fiber (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The Revolucion’s central monocoque, composed of carbon-titanium makes the car strong and light, tipping the scales at only 1,070 kg (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The Revolucion’s central monocoque, composed of carbon-titanium makes the car strong and light, tipping the scales at only 1,070 kg (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The Revolucion is faster than the R from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) with a time of 2.6 seconds (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The Revolucion is faster than the R from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) with a time of 2.6 seconds (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo help the Revolucion stop while tires from racing Pirellis help keep the car between trees at speed (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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Carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo help the Revolucion stop while tires from racing Pirellis help keep the car between trees at speed (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The Revolucion is powered by a 6.0 liter AMG Mercedes V12 capable of developing 800 hp and 538 lb.ft (730 Nm) of torque (Photo: Pagani)
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The Revolucion is powered by a 6.0 liter AMG Mercedes V12 capable of developing 800 hp and 538 lb.ft (730 Nm) of torque (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion features new air deflectors up front and a rear mounted vertical stabilizer to increase downforce and high speed handling (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The Revolucion features new air deflectors up front and a rear mounted vertical stabilizer to increase downforce and high speed handling (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Managing the Revolucion’s power is the job of a 6-speed magnesium transversal and sequential gearbox that’s capable of throwing down lightning quick shifts of only 20 milliseconds (Photo: Pagani)
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Managing the Revolucion’s power is the job of a 6-speed magnesium transversal and sequential gearbox that’s capable of throwing down lightning quick shifts of only 20 milliseconds (Photo: Pagani)
F1 inspired pushrod suspension and a transverse mounted 6-speed gearbox are all neatly condensed into the Revolucion's engine bay (Photo: Pagani)
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F1 inspired pushrod suspension and a transverse mounted 6-speed gearbox are all neatly condensed into the Revolucion's engine bay (Photo: Pagani)
Revolucion's power-to-weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne or 1.34 kg/hp puts it up there with the world's fastest supercars (Photo: Pagani)
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Revolucion's power-to-weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne or 1.34 kg/hp puts it up there with the world's fastest supercars (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) allows drivers to adjust the angle of the rear wing either manually or automatically (Photo: Pagani)
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The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) allows drivers to adjust the angle of the rear wing either manually or automatically (Photo: Pagani)
A custom tweaked Mercedes Benz AMG V12 developing 800 hp powers the Pagani (Photo: Pagani)
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A custom tweaked Mercedes Benz AMG V12 developing 800 hp powers the Pagani (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) is activated by a red button mounted on the steering wheel (Photo: Pagani)
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The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) is activated by a red button mounted on the steering wheel (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion is faster to 100 km/h (62 mph) than the Zonda R (Photo: Pagani)
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The Revolucion is faster to 100 km/h (62 mph) than the Zonda R (Photo: Pagani)
Carbon fiber and more carbon fiber is what the Revolucion is all about (Photo: Pagani)
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Carbon fiber and more carbon fiber is what the Revolucion is all about (Photo: Pagani)
A Bosch developed traction control system for the Revolucion allows drivers to adjust the tri-million dollar car’s power and suspension setup (Photo: Pagani)
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A Bosch developed traction control system for the Revolucion allows drivers to adjust the tri-million dollar car’s power and suspension setup (Photo: Pagani)
High performance rubber from Pirelli to the tune of 255/35/19’s on the front and 335/30/20’s out back help keep the car between the trees (Photo: Pagani)
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High performance rubber from Pirelli to the tune of 255/35/19’s on the front and 335/30/20’s out back help keep the car between the trees (Photo: Pagani)
The limited edition Revolucion, essentially a Zonda R on steroids, features acres upon acres of blue carbon fiber (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The limited edition Revolucion, essentially a Zonda R on steroids, features acres upon acres of blue carbon fiber (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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Every part of the Revolucion is designed to increase track times while reducing weight and aerodynamic drag (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
The limited edition Revolucion will set you back US$3 million (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)
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The limited edition Revolucion will set you back US$3 million (Photo: CC Weiss/gizmag.com)

The Geneva Auto Show has a reputation for being the place for auto designers to display their most exotic work. In the case of Italy’s Pagani, known for its less than subtle approach to extreme automobiles, that means the 800 hp Zonda Revolucion.

Originally unveiled during Pagani's Vanishing Point 2013 gathering, the appearance at Geneva gave Gizmag a chance to get a closer look at the car that the automaker calls the "apex of the celebration of performance, technology and art applied to a track car" and which isn't only illegal for the street but will set your change purse back a cool US$3 million.

The limited edition Revolucion turning heads at this year's Geneva event is essentially a Zonda R on steroids. The car not only features acres upon acres of blue carbon fiber but also a custom tweaked 6.0 liter AMG Mercedes V12 capable of developing 800 hp and 538 lb.ft (730 Nm) of torque. These impressive figures give the track star a power-to-weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne or 1.34 kg/hp.

The Revolucion is powered by a 6.0 liter AMG Mercedes V12 capable of developing 800 hp and 538 lb.ft (730 Nm) of torque (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion is powered by a 6.0 liter AMG Mercedes V12 capable of developing 800 hp and 538 lb.ft (730 Nm) of torque (Photo: Pagani)

The Revolucion’s central monocoque, composed of carbon-titanium, ensures the thing is not only strong but light as it tips the scales at a mere 1,070 kg (2,358 lb). Performance figures for the Revolucion are similar to that of the Zonda R and Huayra from which the car takes its inspiration. The Revolucion is faster than the R from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) with a time of 2.6 seconds but both have identical top speeds of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Managing the Revolucion’s power is the job of a 6-speed magnesium transversal and sequential gearbox that’s capable of throwing down lightning quick shifts of only 20 milliseconds. A Bosch-developed traction control system for the Revolucion allows drivers to adjust the tri-million dollar car’s power and suspension setup to their own personal tastes through 12 different settings. Serious carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo help the thing stop when needed, while high performance rubber from Pirelli to the tune of 255/35/19’s on the front and 335/30/20’s out back help keep the car between trees at speed.

The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) is activated by a red button mounted on the steering wheel (Photo: Pagani)
The Revolucion's Drag-Reduction-System (DRS) is activated by a red button mounted on the steering wheel (Photo: Pagani)

Stylistically, the car is more about extreme aerodynamic functionality and performance than it is about aesthetics. Yes the Revolucion is visually stunning, but details like the addition of new air deflectors up front and a vertical stabilizer out back are more about increased downforce and handling at speed than about visual impressions.

The Revolucion also features a nifty little aerodynamic device called a Drag-Reduction-System (DRS). Activated by a tiny red switch on the steering wheel, the DRS system allows drivers to adjust the angle of the rear wing either manually or automatically. When set to automatic mode, the car’s CPU determines the best wing angles based on critical inputs from a variety of sensors and road speed inputs. Nostrils built into the hood further assist with downforce and aerodynamics.

Although the car was to have stopped production last year it looks like Horacio Pagani and team might still build you a Revolucion to your liking for only $3 million. Visitors can see the Revolucion at Pagani’s booth at the Geneva Auto Show until the 16th.

Source: Pagani

6 comments
duh3000
Sorry. Not busy enough. Add some bits and bobs, bells and whistles, tassles and finger puppets to that body. There, there's a flat spot that doesn't have something glued to it yet. Stick a swirly-jig there. LOL !!!!!!!! With aplogies to those who can never get enough.
Porterhouse21
lmao... Pangai keeps saying that this will be their last car!! they said it with the Zonda R... then the Zonda F... then the Huayra... now probably this one!! Common Pangai, if you are going to stop making cars... then stop making cars, Otherwise stop telling everyone that this car or that car will be the last one made!!
Gerard Meehan
Are you sure it is designed to increase track times?
steveraxx
For a guy who was going to shut down production, you have a way of continuing to go out of business just like a rug merchant. As well, your machine was as influential as one of those pave gold watch monstrosities purchased by males with more money than aesthetic sense.
Michael Wilson
I'm usually a big fan of Pagani's vehicles especially the huayra. This is a bit busy and a bit ugly. Thanks but i'll pass
MarkmBha
$3,000,000.00 and I can't drive it to church on Sunday.