The Pagani Zonda is a sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani. It debuted in 1999, and production ended in 2011, with three special edition cars, the Zonda 760RS, Zonda 760LH and the Zonda 764 Passione, being produced in 2012. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber. Some of the early Zonda engineering was done by Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. The car was originally to be named the “Fangio F1” after him but, following his death in 1995, it was renamed for an air current above Argentina. All Zondas are equipped a Mercedes-Benz AMG V-12 engine. Horsepower in the first production car came in at 389 with the last road-going car reaching 760 hp with a top speed close to 220 miles per hour.