Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Pagani Zonda S Roadster

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

It's amazing to think that the Pagani Zonda debuted as long ago as 1999, isn't it? It still looks so fresh, so radical, that it seems almost unbelievable that those savage lines can have come from the curvaceous era of the Lamborghini Diablo and Ferrari F50. And the thing that really marks the Zonda out from its peers is its exquisite attention to detail; every single part of the car has been honed to be be both functional and beautiful, from the leather clamshell straps to the starter button on top of the gearstick, the carbon-fibre dash pod to the billet stalks. Everything is gloriously bejewelled, it almost comes a bonus that you also get a 7.3-litre AMG V12 offering 547bhp.
Pagani only built forty examples of the de-roofed S, and this one cranks the rarity up a notch by being right-hand drive - one of just twelve. And it's been upgraded to 2005-spec too, meaning revised ECU and exhaust and somewhere closer to 600bhp. Oh, and it's very, very blue.

Spotted at Joe Macari - more photos here.

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