On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the “Frecce Tricolori” in 2010, Pagani Automobili created the Zonda Tricolore as a tribute to the National Aerobatic Team.
The Frecce Tricolori (literally: Tricolour Arrows), known as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron, is the official airborne demonstration team of the Italian Air Force, based at Rivolto 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 come one after another from as far back as the late 1920s.
The team flies the Aermacchi MB-339-A/PAN, a two-seat aircraft capable of reaching a speed of 898 km/h at sea level. With 10 aircraft (of which 9 under formation) plus a solo, they form the most numerous aerobatics team in the world.
The Frecce Tricolori belong to the legacy of the entire Italian community.
|Engine||Mercedes Benz AMG engine|
|Monocoque||Carbon-titanium monocoque; ECU, Traction control, ABS by Bosch Engineering|
|Exhaust system||Inconel/titanium exhaust system coated with ceramic|
|Suspensions||Magnesium and titanium|
|Gearbox||Cima sequential gearbox (6 speed), robotized by Automac enginnering|
APP monolitic wheels forged in aluminium and magnesium; size: front 9x19 – rear 12,5x20
|Tyres||Pirelli PZero tyres; size: front 255/35/19 - rear 335/30/20|
|Brakes||Brembo brakes in carbo-ceramic self ventilated with hydraulic servo brake; size: front 380x34 mm; monolitic 6 piston caliper; rear 380x34 mm; monolitic 4 piston caliper|
|Weight||Dry weight 1.210 kg|
|Weight distribution in driving condition||47% front, 53% rear|
|Acceleration||0-100 Km in 3.4 sec., 0-200 in 9.6 sec|
|Braking||100-0 km in 2.1 sec., 200-0 km in 4.3 sec.|
|Maximum side acceleration||1,45 G (with road tyres)|
|Downforce at 300 kph||750 kg|