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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Pagani’s wild Zonda HP Barchetta costs €15m

Just three are being made, and, um, they’re all sold out. Still, you can look, right?

Published: 23 Jul 2018

Fifteen million Euros, ladies and gentlemen. Pagani has confirmed that its rare Zonda HP Barchetta special will cost €15m – or a cool £13.4m. However, only three are being made and none are available. Oh cruel, cruel world.

A couple of weekends ago, a delectable convoy of Paganis (estimated to be worth some £35m) snaked their way from the company’s UK HQ in north London, through central and down to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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And heading up that convoy was Horacio Pagani’s personal Zonda HP Barchetta. The other two he plans on building have already been pre-sold, as mentioned.

Still, €15m. Fifteen. And million. The Zonda HP Barchetta, first seen last year, boasts a 6.0-litre biturbo V12 on board with 789bhp, the same power output of the wild Huayra BC. It’s matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, along with a mechanical locking diff and rear-wheel-drive.

It mirrors the BC’s suspension setup too, and features massive brakes: 380m ventilated discs all round with six-piston calipers up front and four piston calipers at the back. A neat touch is what these monster brakes hide behind: the 20in front and 21in rear forged aluminium wheels have different colour inlays left and right. It’s all about details with Pagani.

The most striking aspect about the Zonda Barchetta – aside from the price and the fact the Zonda still exists in some form – is that body. Gorgeous, isn’t it? The rear wheel fairings are made from carbon fibre. It gets a roof scoop… but no actual roof.

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Instead, you’ll see a wraparound windscreen, no doubt allowing you freedom to contemplate on your exclusive, 1,250kg, 789bhp purchase.

Other special edition Paganis on display included the Zonda Olivier Evolution – a one-off version of the 760 RS Zonda – and Huayra Roadster.

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