The Pagani Zonda is arguably the jewel of the supercar/hypercar world and one of these cars that appeared to never leave production, with the term here used loosely as this is Pagani we’re talking about.
We’ve said goodbye to the Zonda many times but this appears to really be the end, with the Zonda HP Barchetta; a roofless version of the ultimate 760-Series Zonda to put it simply.
Spectators of the Goodwood Festival of Speed had the chance to witness Horacio Pagani driving the final Zonda up the hill, filling their ears with melodic V12 noises.
Pagani said that it will build just three examples of the Zonda Barchetta, with the one seen here being Horacio’s personal car. The remaining two are rumored to be priced at between $15 million to $17 million each, which really tells just how desirable the Zonda remains to this day.
With a car like this, everything is a highlight; from the naturally aspirated 7.3-liter engine to the manual transmission, and from the central air scoop hanging between the seats to the chopped windscreen, wherever you look there’s always something to point and admire.
We must admit that we could do without the rear-wheel covers but since we are not the ones paying the bill, it’s OK. It still remains a striking car to look at, even at an age where more powerful hybrid monsters fight for our attention.
Because the Pagani Zonda will always be more art than any other hypercar out there.