|Pagani Zonda LM Race Car|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||632 BHP|
|Performance Points||618 PP|
|Top Speed||225mph (362kph)|
|Weight||1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)|
The Pagani Zonda LM Race Car is a race car based on the Pagani Zonda C12/S once produced by Pagani. Developed by the Polyphony Digital staff, it has appeared in all GT games to date since its debut appearance in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.
"This special Pagani Zonda model was developed by Gran Turismo for GT Racing."
The Pagani Zonda C12, a sports car developed by Italian automaker Pagani Automobili (helmed by Horacio Pagani), was unveiled in 1999. Appearing later was the C12S, a more powerful version of the C12 sporting a 7.3-liter AMG tuned engine. The racing version of the Zonda was developed on this car. While the carbon composite monocoque shell and tubular frames of the normal C12S were retained, body width was narrowed from 80.9 inches to 78.7 inches to comply with GT racing regulations, and curb weight was reduced from 1250 kg to 1150 kg.
Although the engine was the same 6.0-liter from the C12, it generated over 592 HP. The gearbox was changed to a 6-speed sequential unit, brakes were swapped out for Brembo 6-pot calipers on carbon ceramic discs, aerodynamic aids were added to the body on both the front and back, and a diffuser was even bolted to the rear end.
The car debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2003. The result was a DNF (Did Not Finish) because of engine trouble. It then entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but was again unable to finish because of problems with the gearbox. Nevertheless, it drew considerable attention and popularity for its impressive specs and looks reminiscent of the Group C cars of the previous decade. The C12 remained in production through 2006.
It can be obtained by completing the following events:
- All Japan GT Championship (Professional League)
- Italian Avant Grade (Professional League)
- Passage to Colosseo (Rome Circuit 2 Hours) Endurance Race.
In every event in which this car can be won, it has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. An exception is for the Italian Avant Grade event, where it's the only car to come as a prize.
It can only be acquired by completing Driving Missions 21-24.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Pagani Zonda LM Race Car can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 976,938 Credits. It is a Level 22 car.
This car can be purchased for 1.000.000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- The driver names on this car are respectively from Takahito Tejima and Yuji Yasuhara. These are also the names of two developers of some later Gran Turismo games. These names can also be found in the opening of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, because that game is also their first Gran Turismo game in which they have worked as developers.
- There is an oddity about this car. Even if this car displays two Italian flags in the driver names, both the two names (above mentioned) aren't Italian, but Japanese. It is unknown if this is an oversight or a voluntary decision due to the car's nationality.