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A Detailed Look At The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster – HotCars

by Nov 8, 2022Blog0 comments

Pagani described the Zonda Cinque Roadster as “the perfect combination of art and science,” and we think it’s quite fitting.
The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster debuted in 2009 as a limited-edition car. Based on the track-only Zonda R, the Cinque Roadster is a roofless variant of the Cinque Coupe. And much like the coupe, the Carbon Titanium body of the Roadster makes it stiffer than concrete.
It all began as a project in response to a request from the Pagani dealer for the "SPS" market in Hong Kong. Pagani made it in the Modenese Atelier in a small production run of just five pieces, as implied by the name ("Cinque" means "Five" in Italian), exactly like its coupé sibling.
It had an estimated price of about $1.8 million, excluding taxes.
Let’s take a closer look at this awesome sports car, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster.
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A 669 hp 7.3-liter V12 engine with 575 lb-ft of torque powers the roadster.
The Cinque Roadster has a taller front spoiler, a flat undertray, a diffuser, and a redesigned rear wing compared to the "regular" Zonda.
These improvements, according to Pagani, are sufficient to provide the same 1653 lb of downforce at 186 mph as the coupe version.
The Roadster weighs 2668 lbs, the same as the Coupe, and 44 lbs less than the Roadster F with 641 horsepower. A carbon-titanium monocoque, a suspension made of titanium and magnesium, wheels made of aluminum and magnesium alloy, and carbon Brembo brakes made it possible.
Because of this, the performance numbers are impressive. Acceleration of 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and 0-120 mph in 9.6 seconds. It can go as fast as 217 mph.
The Zonda Cinque Roadster is mostly a continuation of the Zondas that came before it, although there are some advancements that came with its development. The supercar received a front splitter that was noticeably broader. Additionally, an air intake for the engine seats above the passenger area, and the roof stows at the front of the vehicle.
There is a significant V-shaped configuration at the front. Additionally, each front corner features the distinctive tri-headlight configuration, while the air dam's outer corners each have a tiny round running lamp.
On either end of the front fascia, a single flic faces the sides. To assist direct air into what appears to be a bottomless black hole, there is a tunneling beneath the doors as well.
An extra piece of paneling in front of the front wheel wells helps complete the side profile. Pagani equipped the automobile with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear APP Monolithic wheels forged from aluminum and magnesium.
Pagani outfitted the wheels in 225/35-series Pirelli PZero tires in the front and 335/30-series PZero tires in the rear.
The shiny carbon finish that surrounds it from the front and sides covers nearly the whole rear end. The vehicle sports little honeycomb mesh on each side of its recognizable central Zonda tailpipes.
On each side, Pagani arranged three light units in a vertical stack. The brake and taillights are on the bottom, the reverse lights are in the middle, and the turn signals are at the top.
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The inside of the Zonda Cinque Roadster is even more striking than the outside. Carbon monocoque leather-wrapped seats with a four-point harness are available inside the vehicle. Outside of this, leather and carbon fiber are present in abundant amounts.
One can find the 6.5-inch speakers and door handle in the center of a leather insert that covers the majority of the door trim. However, the door is primarily carbon fiber.
Although Pagani used Alcantara on the front of the dash and to cover the storage space on the passenger side, the dash is predominantly made of carbon fiber. The shifter boot and steering wheel both have more Alcantara. The heating and ventilation controls, among other things, are all included in the center stack as a whole.
The shift trunk, located in the middle of a plate riveted to the center console, is tiny and has a modest diameter. A knob for changing between driving modes seats just in front of the shifter.
The instrument cluster is a work of art in and of itself. Right in the center are a needle-style speedometer and tachometer. A horizontal row of 16 LED lights above them also serves as a tachometer. Left of the tachometer is the fuel gauge, and right of the speedometer is the temperature gauge.
All in all, the cabin is the ideal combination of road and track. The inside is cozy and welcoming while still having everything a real-life racing vehicle needs. When it comes to getting the best of both worlds, you truly couldn't ask for anything better.
Marcus is a car enthusiast who loves writing about them. He travels frequently and always seeks out the best driving roads to really test a car's limits. His favorite cars are anything with a manual transmission, and he's been known to spend hours just shifting through all the gears.