The supercar that put Pagani on the map has come a long way
Pagani rolls out not one but two special models.
the Zonda, Pagani’s first supercar, was first unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. The first-iteration Zonda C12, whose gorgeous aerodynamic body evoked the winds after which the model was named, was powered by a 6.0- liter Mercedes-Benz V12. It produced 389hp and 570Nm, with the power put to the ground by a proper five-speed manual gearbox.
The nameplate has since evolved into several variants, the latest of which is this, the Zonda HP Barchetta. Recently unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this newest member of the stable derives its power from a 7.3- liter AMG V12 tuned to produce a whopping 789hp— the same output as the Pagani Huayra BC. Mated to the engine is a six-speed manual gearbox, along with a mechanical self-locking differential.
The suspension uses four-wheel independent double-wishbone units with manually adjustable Öhlins Racing dampers. Brakes are from Brembo, consisting of 380mm ventilated discs at all four corners, and six-pot calipers in front and four-pot calipers in the rear. The wheels encasing the brakes have neat touches as well—the left wheels receive gold inlays, and the right wheels boast blue inlays.
Other striking details include the carbon-fiber rear wheel arches, an imposing roof scoop, a gigantic rear wing, and the complete absence of a roof. The interior is finished in blue and cream, with some tartan details here and there.
Only three units will be built, but unfortunately for aspiring buyers, one has already been allotted for Horacio Pagani’s personal collection. Two more are up for grabs.
Just two examples will be for sale. Better hurry, then