Published on June 10th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Pagani Zonda power inside a Mercedes SL73 AMG
Remember the Pagani Zonda and is monstrous power delivery? Well….before Mercedes-Benz handed their AMG engine to Pagani for the Zonda, they installed this 7.3-liter V12 to in one of their own cars, a convertible, the Mercedes SL73 AMG.
This race ready engine was dropped into the R129 generation of the SL roadster, produced between 1990 and 2002. It was however not offered at showroom level globally and instead customers needed to buy a brand new SL600 and hand it over to AMG for the conversion which cost about USD50,000.
The result was the SL73 with an AMG heart that produced 525bhp and 750Nm of torque, and it accelerated from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Only 85 units were built and delivered to lucky customers and we do not think any of the surviving SL73 AMGs arrived in Malaysia…..or could I be wrong?
The Italian built Pagani Zonda debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2011, with three special edition cars, the Zonda 760RS, Zonda 760LH and the Zonda 764 Passione, being produced in 2012, and another special edition car, the Zonda 760RSJX, being produced at the end of 2014. In the Pagani Zonda 760 series, the AMG engineered engines makes 750bhp and 780Nm of torque.