Pagani Zonda 760 Roadster Roof Removal Is a Very Complicated Procedure – Video

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If you're looking to buy a car that has a sense of occasion but the LaFerrari just doesn't do it for you, go to mister Pagani, look past the Huayra and ask him to make you one of these Zonda 760 Roadsters.
This is the first one in the world, seen here at British detailer Topaz, where it underwent its pre-delivery preparation. The 760 is equipped with a manual gearbox, so the driver is more involved, which is exactly what you can say about the roof removal.

On most convertibles, you just have to flip a switch and the whole thing is done for you by electric motors. Not so with the Zonda, where the process is done by hand and requires two people to be carried out safely. Because the 760 was originally designed as a coupe, there's a huge air scoop that may get in the way. It's a complex procedure with many steps and puts even the Murcielago Roadster to shame.

In order to remove the roof, the carbon fiber clamshell that covers the engine needs to be lifted out of the way. Two leather straps and hold it in place and after that, the process is similar to a classic British sportscar (90 degree rotation clasps are used).

With the roof removed, the driving experience is taken to the next level, as the scoop sitting right next to your head sucks in air for the 760-horsepower version of the Mercedes-AMG 7.3-liter V12. 760 is just a number, but this engine is virtually the same as the Zonda R track car, so it's the full aural experience.

We tip our hat to Shmee150, who was the first one in the world allowed to film this marvelous blue carbon fiber creation, the kind of car that proves beyond doubt that the auto industry still has a pulse… and it speaks Italian.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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