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The wild Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta has 789bhp

Confirmation that Horacio's newest Zonda gets Huayra BC levels of power

Published: 31 Aug 2017

Let us be clear, Pagani doesn’t really do ‘regular’. It’s penchant for the ballistic can be accurately surmised by the brand new Zonda HP Barchetta, revealed a little while back at Pebble Beach.

Today, we can bring you a few more official details and imagery, the first of which might interest you greatly. Pagani has confirmed to that this roofless V12 wonder boasts a full 789bhp.

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For those with a keen memory, that’s exactly the same as the madcap, Pagani Huayra BC. We can assume therefore, that the Zonda Barchetta also boasts a whopping 811lb ft of torque. Not too shabby at all.

It’s produced via AMG’s V12 (again, considering the identical power output to the BC, most likely the 6.0-litre biturbo V12), here matched up to a six-speed manual gearbox - yep, a proper manual - a mechanical self-locking diff and rear-wheel-drive.

The suspension matches up to the Huayra BC’s, too: four-wheel independent double wishbones, upper rocker arm with coil springs and adjustable Öhlins shocks, and an anti roll bar.

The brakes are what you’d call beefy, too: 380mm, ventilated discs all round, with six-piston calipers up front, and four-piston calipers on the back. They’re encased within a rather neat touch, too. The 20in front and 21in rear forged aluminium wheels have different colour inlays left and right. The left wheels get gold inlays, the right get blue inlays.

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And an even neater are the carbon fibre rear wheel fairings. And the fixed rear wing. And the roof scoop. And, you’ll have no doubt noticed, a complete lack of roof.

No folding hardtop, nor canvas construction, nada. What you get instead is a short, wraparound windscreen and plenty of space to contemplate what 789bhp sounds like without the filter of a carbon fibre roof. Very good, we might suggest.

The interior? Stunning, we'd wager. A gorgeous blue and cream combination with some tartan thrown in there for good measure, and even a part-wood wheel. As with all Paganis, the devil is in the detail. 

It also weighs in at a rather featherweight 1,250kg – not quite as lithe as the mad Huayra BC (1,218kg), but light enough to keep you focused, what with nearly EIGHT HUNDRED HORSEPOWER available.

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Just three are being built, the first – this one – for Horacio himself. Quite the company car, no?

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