November 13, 2009

World’s Most Expensive Cars: Pagani Zonda F

Super hero cars are the stuff of which dreams are made. They are super fast, super sleek and super cool. Pagani has tapped into those dreams and built a car for the super hero in all of us. The Pagani Zonda F encompasses over-the-top, classic Batmobile-like aerodynamics sculpted in the marriage of heroic poise – and is one of the world’s most expensive cars. Encompassing magical dreams, the fantastical archetype for the Zonda F was designed from modeling clay when Horacio Pagani was 12.

Many years later and the global economy notwithstanding, Pagani is unveiling the first major update for the Zonda F in the 2010 model, making the price for being a modern day superhero is steep. With a retail price of at least $750,000, you may need to think twice about purchasing a custom-made hero suit to match your car. The stylish frame is constructed of a super strong, yet light, carbon fiber to maximize the 600+ HP engine guaranteed to blow villain’ wannabes off the road. Here’s the hitch: Pagani ensures there will only be 60 produced each year, because the Zonda F production line is limited.

Proven as the most formidable race car on the streets, the Pagani Zonda F shaved two-tenths of a second off the world’s fastest car time long held by the Porsche Carrera GT at the 2007 Nurburgring Nordschleife. Zooming from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, the Zonda F is like riding a lightening bolt. With a top speed of 214 mph, the new model promises to push the limits even more. The power under the hood of the Zonda F is a Mercedes Benz M180 V12 engine. For being one of the world’s most expensive cars, this is one definitely worth the hype.

The Zonda F is an addictive drive and Pagani offers super hero like accessories for those wealthy enough to afford to drive one. These accessories include carbon-fiber luggage bags, driving shoes and a leather suit bag, none of which are cheap. Out priced by only three other cars -the Mclaren F1, the Bugatti Veyron and the Ferrari FFX – the Zonda F is the most opulently designed car on the road today. With its perfection in manufacturing, great attention to detail and lush interior and rideability, who wouldn’t want to don a cape when driving a Zonda F?

Each Zonda F is meticulously handcrafted by artisans who encompass prophetic vision, and most are women. Women out number men in creating these jewels on wheels because in Pagani’s words, ‘ (women) demonstrate a superior ability in craft skills.’ Wonder Woman would be proud to drive one, if she could afford it!