Pagani has rolled out one final, and apparently final-final, edition of its Zonda supercar, years after an official announcement it had been discontinued.
Revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the new Zonda is called the HP Barchetta, the letters apparently standing for company founder Horacia Pagani’s initials. Just three examples will be produced, with one destined for his personal collection.
Pagani says the Barchetta is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 built by Mercedes-AMG, but the company has coyly neglected to reveal how much power it cranks out. A 2013 “final” Zonda called the Revolucion used a 6.0-litre AMG V12 rated for 800 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque, so the 1,250-kg HP Barchetta could easily be pushing 900 hp.
The Barchetta is a topless version of this shapely sports car, with naught but a short wrap-around windscreen to shield occupants from the elements. No matter whether you believe speed will keep you dry with the top down, this is probably a car to be enjoyed on sunny days.
Other “final” Zondas have included a number of one-off examples produced for wealthy customers, including the Zonda HH of 2010 and 2016’s Zonda MD, the names of both of which reflect the initials of their buyers. Pagani began producing the Zonda in 1999, since which time the car has spawned at least nine different variants.