Video: Pagani C9 Deus Venti spied

Posted on January 8, 2011

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Here’s a brief video from and by Marchettino of the Pagani C9 (the Zonda successor) out doing some real-world road testing in Italy recently.

The car is still wearing camouflage but we do get to see that wicked center quad-exhaust formed in a square and mounted high on the back end of the car.

Marchettino caught the prototype as it came out of the Pagani facility in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy (province of Modena in the region of Emilia-Romagna). There’s a brief moment in the video where we get to hear the engine growl a little as the C9 does some overtaking, perhaps trying to get away from Marchettino himself.

The C9 is to be the next-generation Zonda model and reports are that Pagani is considering naming it Deus Venti, which means “god of the winds” in Latin or Huayra, which also means “wind” in the indigenous South American language of Quechua.

We’ve previously reported that the C9, hopefully to be named Deus Venti and not Huayra, will come with a bespoke 6.0 liter V12 AMG power plant with an ouput of around 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW) and 1000 Nm of torque. Marchettino says the V12 he heard is a bi-turbo. Whether that is the case remains to be seen but a custom-made AMG power plant made uniquely for Pagani is definitely going to be something special.

Source: Marchettino/Youtube via worldcarfans

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