The last Zonda (until the next one)

The new Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

PAGANI are surely the most bonkers car firm in the world.

Every now and then the Italian company launch a supercar that makes the Batmobile look like a Vauxhall Nova.

So when Pagani say they are bringing out their final ever legendary Zonda model, do you believe them?

Nah, not me.

So it’s no surprise that the Zonda is getting more encores than a Rolling Stones gig.

Apparently this is the new latest final edition Zonda, the HP Barchetta revealed over the weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Zondas have been manufactured since 1999 and since then they have retained their label as being the wildest firm in the industry, completely unique and utterly mental.

The new Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
The new Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

This HP Barchetta undoubtedly keeps that trend alive.

The open-top supercar is an lightweight version of the Zonda which is rumoured to weigh just 1,250kg and just three models of the car will be manufactured.

One of these will be entering company boss Horacio Pagani’s personal collection.

Details about the car are thin on the ground but it can be expected that the Zonda will produce around 700bhp.

Other rumours suggest that the car will be powered by a naturally-aspirated AMG-sourced V12 engine which will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The car’s exterior retains the iconic arrow like frontal taper and huge wing at the back but the bonnet’s V indent is more defined.

There is no roof whatsoever, just a thin wraparound windscreen which means you’d have to be careful about when you pick to take it for a spin.

Prices for the car have yet to be confirmed but previous limited-run Zonda’s have cost around £1million so you expect the same wallet-crunching outlay.

However, after all, it is the last Zonda.

Until the next one, anyway.

Phil Lanning

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