This isn’t the first time we’ve laid eyes on Pagani‘s forthcoming C9, but it seems the company is far from completing real-world testing of its next supercar.
According to the folks at Motor Trend, engineers at Pagani have had their work all but cut out for them. Thus far, they’ve reportedly logged nearly 300,000 test miles on a number of prototypes, and expect to rack up an extra 130,000 miles before the C9‘s formal introduction. They’re running out of time to do so, however, as the car is widely believed to launch at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, which will be held in March.
Whenever the car does launch, however, it may not be wearing the C9 moniker. MT says the designation is only a working title, and will likely be replaced by a more formal name in the months to come. Engines will still be sourced from Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division, but instead of a powerplant based from a production M-B AMG engine, Pagani will use a bespoke V-12 mill. The engine is expected to crank out nearly 700 horsepower, enough to drive the 2700-pound car to some insane speeds.
We’re still unsure if the Italian super car will make its way stateside, but we have long heard the C9 has been designed to meet U.S. safety standards. Expect it to carry a price tag well over the $1 million mark.
Source: Motor Trend