Over a decade ago, Pagani took the Zonda to the Geneva Motor Show. The Zonda hypercar was then set to retire in 2013 together with the track-focused Revolucion. But here is the thing, customers still wanted to keep the AMG-powered hypercar alive even after Huayra’s launch. Pagani had to listen to what the customers asked for and decided to keep it alive so it released a number of one-offs instead.
This year’s Zonda is nothing like the past models that we have seen. Firstly, it is not going to be delivered to any customer since Horacio Pagani, the company boss himself commissioned this model - dubbed the HP Barchetta. This Zonda has a low and narrow windscreen that leads to a more unique design. Dressed in a shiny blue paint, what makes this even more special is the fact that the rear wheels are partially covered with a black mesh, which was borrowed from the Zozo special edition.
The cabin gets a cream interior accented with black carbon fiber details as well as a tartan pattern. It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, with body hugging sport seats like the Huayra BC, making it one of the most beautiful Zondas made in history.
Similar to the Huayra BC, the 20- and 21-inch front and rear wheels of the HP Barchetta will be wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. This means that Horacio’s ride will have the same functions as the Huayra BC and the Roadster.
Despite the fact that the Zonda is based on a two-decade old model, the company’s Uno-di-Uno division should be credited as they are responsible for developing the limited-run models of the Zonda, making it a stand-out even with its old age.
To keep up with the newer models, the HP Barchetta gets a number of aerodynamic tweaks so it can perform better. These range from the front canards, the central scoop, and the huge rear wing - all these ensure that the Zonda stays on the ground at all times even when it speeds up. This model also has details that not all of you are used to seeing. The left and right wheels have different designs - the right profile gets gold finished spokes while the left profile has blue spokes. All four wheels get large brake calipers in blue that also complement the car’s exterior colour.
Having said that, the HP Barchetta would be a great finale to the Zonda’s lineup since 1999. However, we can’t confirm whether this will be the very last model since Pagani enthusiasts would not easily let the naturally aspirated V12 machine say goodbye.