On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the "Frecce Tricoli", Pagani Automobili created the Zonda Tricolore as a tribute to the National Aerobatic Team.
In 2010 the aerobatic season of the Frecce Tricolori comes to its 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated on the 11th and 12th of September at Rivolto Airport.
The Frecce Tricolori (translated as the Tricolor Arrows in Italian), officially konwn as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron is the demonstration team of the Italian Air Force, based at the Rivoloto Air Force Base in the north eastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, province of Udine. They were formed in 1961 as an Air Force team, replacing previous teams that had been sponsored by various commands by the end of the 1920s.
The team flies the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN, a two-seat aircraft capable of 898 km/h at sea level, with nine aircraft and a solo (the highest number of aircraft of any aerobatic team in the world).
The Frecce Tricolori belong to the legacy of the entire Italian community.
The Zonda Tricolore features:
- Mercedes-Benz AMG engine with 670 horsepower and 576 lb-ft torque
- Carbon-titanium monocoque
- ECU, traction control, ABS by Bosch Engineering
- Inconel/titanium exhaust system coated with ceramic
- Suspensions in magnesium and titanium
- Cima sequential gearbox (6-speed), robotized by Automac engineering
- APP monolitic wheels forged in aluminum and magnesium, 9x19 front and 12.5x20 rear
- Pirelli PZero tires, 255/35/19 front and 335/30/20 rear
- Brembo brakes in carbo-ceramic self-ventilated with hydraulic servo brake, 380x34mm with 6-piston caliper front, 380x34mm with 4-piston caliper rear
- Dry weight 1,210 kg
- Weight distribution of 47% front and 53% rear