If you’re on this site, chances are you’ve heard of carbon fiber before…but have you ever heard of carbon-titanium? Unless you follow the latest in automotive news, I highly doubt it. That’s why we’re here to tell you about it!
Carbon-titanium will be utilized in Pagani’s upcoming supercar, the Zonda Cinque. Cinque stands for “five”, which is how many of the cars will be produced. If you’re starting to get excited, and happen to have a spare $1.5 million, you still can’t have one of these as Pagani states they are all pre-sold.
The Cinque is essentially a road-legal version of the Zonda R…which is only for the track. It has some pretty impressive specs, like a V12 AMG motor that outputs 678 horsepower and 575 lb. ft. of torque. The car weighs in at only 2,668 pounds without fluids, which allows for a 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed around 217mph.
Inside you’ll find a race-inspired cockput with a ton of raw carbon fiber….including Toora carbon fiber seats and a carbon fiber steering wheel. Part of the reason the car is so lightweight is because Pagani went so far as to develop a new composite material by the name of carbon-titanium. There’s not much info out there yet as far as the benefits, but we do know that the Cinque weighs 40 lbs less than the Zonda F.
[Source: Car Domain]