Zonda sightings in the US ?


nsx1164
11-30-2001, 04:30 PM
is there any info on any C12/C12S cars in the US ??

Adam
12-01-2001, 04:25 PM
if there were about 20 a year ago (I think)

25 build a year..


45 today

22.5 in US possibly...

nsx1164
12-06-2001, 01:42 PM
Does anyone on this board know WHERE (besides possibly the dealer in NYC) one might find one of these motorcars ??

Anyone seen any on the road (or track) yet ?

Adam
12-07-2001, 01:14 AM
I don't think you're gonna get much of an answer... I don't think anyone really has on the road...

And, as listed on the official Pagani website, the one in NY must be the only official one, though I have heard something about them being available through Merc dealers....

nsx1164
12-07-2001, 10:24 AM
check it out HERE -> http://www.speedoptions.com/news_headline.asp?aID=2040&ref=search&v=1&pg=0

nsx1164
12-07-2001, 10:38 AM
I had originally planned to attend this event (August 2001), but could not make it

http://www.lambocars.com/events/monterey.htm
http://www.concorso.com/2001/post_event.asp

A silver C12S was at the 2000 show.

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Pagani's Zonda super-car was shown by Michael Lederman. It was the actual Geneva show car, painted in an appealing lemon yellow and powered by an AMG tuned 600hp Mercedes V12.

Mr. Lederman had one of the best lines of the day: "It may not be armor plated, but it doesn't have to be. It outruns the bullet!"

nsx1164
01-03-2002, 03:30 PM
a friend tells me that there are only 2 in the US so far
- Benny Caiola (from 2002 Fast Expensive Cars calendar) -- dark silver C12S
- Michael Lederman -- showed a yellow C12S at Concorso Italiano last August

I'm getting more info...

Adam
01-05-2002, 03:17 PM
i'm pretty sure there are only two in the U.S....... or at least I was :cool:


AFTER EDIT: when I saw this post again, I meant to say I am pretty sure that there are MORE than just two in the U.S... that is why I said "at least I was" b/c he said that there are just two... nevermind :D

nsx1164
01-07-2002, 11:12 PM
more details here --> http://www.nsxsc.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000166.html

A C12S is part of pretty impressive (mostly) Italian stable, which includes:
3 Ferrari Modena's - 1 spider, 2 race prep'ed
2 Ferrari 355 F1's - 1spider, 1 coupe
2 Ferrari 550's - 1 coupe, and 1 barchetta (limited edition)
Lambo Diablo Spider
2001 Porsche Turbo
Pagani Zonda C12s

Whew!

Trepid
01-08-2002, 05:52 PM
I have a friend that lives in a condo complex and in the parking lot is a yellow Zonda. They spoke to the guy and he said he paid over $1 million for it, sometimes when visiting I will just go down to the garage to check it out.:)

Trepid
01-08-2002, 06:04 PM
I will take some pictures and post them here:D, its a pretty small car but it looks so nice, and the car is located in beverly hills/hollywood(right on the edge)

Adam
01-08-2002, 09:15 PM
he's gotta be lying if he actually says a million.. can't wait too see if you can get any pictures :cool:

Trepid
01-09-2002, 12:42 AM
how about I hold up a sign in the picture for this site... any suggestions on what to write?

nsx1164
01-16-2002, 11:58 AM
Errr.... " MY OTHER ZONDA IS A CIVIC" ?? :D

How about those pictures ??

Chris
01-30-2002, 01:52 PM
Yeah, we're all waiting in anticipation. Getting kinda suspicious, too (who would keep a Zonda in a parking garage??)

jonesn
03-24-2002, 08:55 PM
I saw a picture of a silver C12 (not a C12s) racing on a track somewhere in Pennsylvania. But it could have been brought in from outside the US just for the race. I also know that the ex-president of Argentina has a C12s in carbon-fiber.

ZondaFreak02
04-21-2002, 08:53 AM
There are now offically THREE privately owned Zonda's in the United States... actor Paul Walker (from The Fast and THe Furious) owns own now, he bought it for himself after the movie Joy Ride was finished with production.

and the other 2 have already been mentioned...

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Friend: Any car with 200 horses can go 0-60 in like 4 seconds
Me: Ya well ...school buses have 200 horses
Friend: Oh, well i dont think they can go 0-60 in 4 seconds
Me: i dont think they can go 0-60 at all

Shaitan
05-21-2002, 09:57 AM
well, i don't live in the us so.. no sightings there.. but where i live, i saw a C12 S, it was at a motor show, and guess who was next to the beauty..Horacio Pagani. Some dude bought, a really rich local probably...

ZondaFreak02
05-21-2002, 03:03 PM
did you meet him

iownone
05-23-2002, 11:24 AM
i see one everyday in my garage. i had it flown in from ny and they do not allow test drives. i drove it from my private airfield and leave it in my garage. I drove it out one night to a local illegal street racing meet that i am associated with and eveyone wanted to race me. i told them that i would only run it once, so, i had my own little tournament to see who i would get to run. a supra won so i agreed to race him. I destroyed him like a bitch. I took him from 1st to 4th and it was absolutely no competitioni topped it out at 170 ish and then i let up. It was just to show off. I agreed to run one last time for them and i gave him a 1/8 mile headstart and still destroyed him in the quarterby almost three sec.

everyone was amazed and i told them i would bring it out once a summer.....the time is comin up and they are beggin me to see it so i think i might no more runs for me though dont wanna mess up my beauty but i luv to listen to my beast

sry had to steal that one

Shaitan
05-23-2002, 01:26 PM
i couldn't really talk to him, since he only speaks italian, but i did get his autographe...:D

jonesn
05-23-2002, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Shaitan
i couldn't really talk to him, since he only speaks italian, but i did get his autographe...:D

I have to learn Italian over the next couple of years because there's a good chance that I can do my finance internship with Modena Design, the parent company of Pagani Automobili. I'll work for free, so long as I get to work with Horacio. ;)

He also speaks Spanish, being from Argentina, but I need to know Italian if I'm going to live there for a while.

Shaitan
05-23-2002, 02:13 PM
COOL! :D ;)

Adam
05-23-2002, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by iownone
i see one everyday in my garage. i had it flown in from ny and they do not allow test drives. i drove it from my private airfield and leave it in my garage. I drove it out one night to a local illegal street racing meet that i am associated with and eveyone wanted to race me. i told them that i would only run it once, so, i had my own little tournament to see who i would get to run. a supra won so i agreed to race him. I destroyed him like a bitch. I took him from 1st to 4th and it was absolutely no competitioni topped it out at 170 ish and then i let up. It was just to show off. I agreed to run one last time for them and i gave him a 1/8 mile headstart and still destroyed him in the quarterby almost three sec.

everyone was amazed and i told them i would bring it out once a summer.....the time is comin up and they are beggin me to see it so i think i might no more runs for me though dont wanna mess up my beauty but i luv to listen to my beast

sry had to steal that one


Everyone was amazed? So am I, just be careful when you pull it out of your driveway where you are living, they may be shocked to discover how rich you are. Man! :eek:

nsx1164
06-25-2002, 03:44 PM
there are 3 Zondas in the US, at least based on original sales from Pagani. There could be more at any given point, with car shows, etc.

Pagani is an Argentine; his native tongue is Spanish. He is fluent in Italian as well (not too hard for him -- Italian, Spanish, Portugese and to some extent French are structurally similar).

Horacio had a bad foot when we visited, so I didn't get to meet him. His personal assistant took real good care of us.

Interestingly enough, I shot some of the cars in their parking lot:
- a Mercedes SMART car (small)
- a black Mercedes 300CE (W124 E-class coupe)
- a dark blue (non-US color) Honda S2000

Adam
06-28-2002, 02:14 PM
S2000? now that's just too weird...

nsx1164
07-13-2002, 09:18 AM
more trivia (from Lambo forums):

The Pagani Zonda made its North American debut at Le Belle Macchine d'Italia in 2000. It is owned by long time event supporter Benny Caiola.

NOTE: Benny is a noted FOA member whose stable includes several rare birds, including an F40, F50, F333 racecar, and several historic Ferraris.

The importer is former Lamborghini importer Joe Nastasi.

eweston17
07-18-2002, 09:23 AM
I saw a Zonda in Conneticut at the Ferrari Challenge at Lime Rock Park back in 2000. When I was walking the garage area I saw the car drive by me. Later in the day I had a chance to talk to the owner and take a few pictures of the car. I post them soon.

There were a lot of very nice cars there. Along with the Zonda I saw many 360 Modena's, Several F40's, an F50, an old 57 Testa Rossa, etc...

-Eric

canyoncat
07-21-2002, 02:14 AM
I was cruising through Decker Canyon (Malibu Hills) tonight just before sunset and a yellow Zonda C12S came up behind me. I pulled my Miata over so he could pass and I could get a better look at the car. He pulled ahead without even trying and stayed at least 3 to 4 turns ahead of me. I finally caught him on Pacific Coast Highway (risking a ticket to chase him) so I could see what kind of car it was. I came home and hit the internet typing in "Zonda". Yep, that was exactly the car I saw. It looked like the driver was really only cruising, he certainly wasn't pushing it hard. I have to say, after visiting several Zonda sites, that yellow is NOT the best color for these. I imagine they look MUCH better in Silver or Blue. From the back it looks like a cheap "kit" car, but I sure wouldn't throw it out of my garage...*sigh* Must win lottery soon. I'm assuming this is the same yellow that was sighted around Thousand Oaks, since Decker and Topanga connect with TO.

BlaxicanYIIK
02-03-2003, 11:52 PM
Man chances of owning this compared to the Nissan R390 and McLaren are pretty good. ;)

raven1822
02-27-2003, 09:29 AM
Perhaps I missed it if someone else posted it, but Wyclef has a red one. He had it and his McLaren at the FunkMaster Flex Celebrity Car Show last year.

nevergiveup
03-03-2003, 03:26 AM
Horacio Pagani told me that the Zonda isn't approve for the US laws about safety and emission test... it will be in the next future!

He have 35 new order for the US market when it will be ready

eweston17
03-03-2003, 12:31 PM
Here are the pics of the Zonda I saw at the Ferrari Challenge in Connecticut back in 2000. The car was registered in New Jersey.

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/521903Zonda1.jpg

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/877554Zonda2.jpg

justinbiz116
03-03-2003, 02:24 PM
by the way wycleff dint have a red zonda at the funkmastflex show he had 2 lambos, mclaren f1, and i think some other car but he did not have a zonda no one at the car show had a zonda. i was there last year and have picutres..

TexasF355F1
03-03-2003, 02:53 PM
Here's a pic of Wyclef's Zonda at Flex's car show

raven1822
03-03-2003, 03:07 PM
by the way wycleff dint have a red zonda at the funkmastflex show he had 2 lambos, mclaren f1, and i think some other car but he did not have a zonda no one at the car show had a zonda. i was there last year and have picutres..

Oh he didn't . . . ?????



Originally posted by TexasF355F1
Here's a pic of Wyclef's Zonda at Flex's car show


Thanks Texas, I hadn't had a chance to look for the pictures. You are definitely on the job.:)

mephisto03
03-10-2003, 09:24 PM
Hey whats up everyone. I from merrick ny, about 2 years ago there was one here. Two short italian guys said they just brought it over that day and came to the ferrari show at a local pizza place (la piazza) cause they knew the owner. The thing was very sweet.

http://mephisto03.5u.com/images/Zonda.jpg

the pic is taken with a digital came because my p.o.s. scanner sucks.

TexasF355F1
03-10-2003, 09:48 PM
Cool, welcome to AF!

mephisto03
03-11-2003, 12:05 AM
Also it was a c12s I'm pressuming cause it had zonda s on the back. Also there were italian plates i'm guessing on the back. They were some diffrent country plates.

I have it in another pic but that one isn't on my comp.

for the link you have to copy and paste into the address bar.

YellowMaranello
03-11-2003, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by eweston17
Here are the pics of the Zonda I saw at the Ferrari Challenge in Connecticut back in 2000. The car was registered in New Jersey.

Which means.... I could live an hour away from a Pagani Zonda C12S. mmmmm, Zonda *droooooool*

benchi44
08-18-2003, 11:58 PM
there might be another one coming to l.a. soon,my uncle(ceo of real estate company,8 digit salary)is possibly gonna buy one,i asked him and he said he might,but wants to buy a gallardo 1st.ill post if i get any updates on him getting one

diablo roadster
09-04-2003, 06:06 AM
there might be another one coming to l.a. soon,my uncle(ceo of real estate company,8 digit salary)is possibly gonna buy one,i asked him and he said he might,but wants to buy a gallardo 1st.ill post if i get any updates on him getting one

why would he want a gallardo before a zonda??

id get busy talking him into the zonda

adamsacura
10-08-2003, 12:44 AM
Zonda's are god's gift to the Earth...I am 17 with an NSX...if my investments go as planned I will be able to purchase a Zonda by the time I am 30...I hope and pray for that day...:::sigh:::

I actually saw a silver Zonda on Ebay the other day...it was a C12 going for $554,000........brand new......

charlief
11-01-2003, 11:36 PM
I saw one of these vehicles yesterday (10/31) in Topsfield, MA. It was on a carrier. I took some pics while it was in the truck. Driver said because of privacy issues he couldn't tell me anything about the car or who owns it. He did let me take pics as long as I didn't climb into the truck.

raven1822
11-04-2003, 02:24 PM
Where are the pics!!! Must post them!!! :naughty:

charlief
11-04-2003, 04:38 PM
I posted pics in my Gallery

Doucette
01-12-2004, 03:04 PM
a friend tells me that there are only 2 in the US so far
- Benny Caiola (from 2002 Fast Expensive Cars calendar) -- dark silver C12S
- Michael Lederman -- showed a yellow C12S at Concorso Italiano last August

I'm getting more info...

Benny Caiola owns a lot more too:
http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=47&i=7812

I just posted for more info on him in the Ferrari Enzo forum:
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=174874

Guyanson_Mendiola
01-12-2004, 04:06 PM
I think I only see Pagani's in Auto Shows but I don't really see those cars on the road.

raven1822
01-13-2004, 07:25 PM
There is a few, but I do not think all the government testing has been completed yet.

Doucette
01-13-2004, 08:17 PM
Do you guys know any more about Benny Caiola?

Alhavel
01-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Benny Ciaola was my neighbor, his son and daughter live here now, never saw the Zonda, but saw the FXX for the last time here among others.

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