Pagani C9 details emerge

Pagani has moved to quell speculation that the upcoming C9 will use an off-the-shelf twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine from Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
In a statement made to the media, Pagani said: “The engine of the C9 is not a derivative of the V12 developed for the SL65 Black Series, nor is the V12 in the SL65 Black Series derived from the engine AMG is currently developing for the C9. The cars are very different in character and conception and the engine will reflect this in its technical details and behaviour.”
Reiterating the bespoke and standalone nature of the engine set to head into its next supercar, the Pagani statement confirmed the engine to be used by the C9 has been developed specifically by Mercedes-Benz AMG, which would suggest it is not a derivative of Mercedes-Benz’s long running M275 E 60 AL, as used by the SL65 AMG Black Series, but an all-new, possibly naturally aspirated, unit.
While the statement failed to provide more detailed information, insiders at AMG’s Affalterbach headquarters near Stuttgart in Germany hint the C9 will receive a newly developed 6.0-litre V12 developing around 700bhp.

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