I’m currently sat in a Pagani Zonda S, making significant progress through rural Italy en route from Radda to Florence. There’s a short, silver-haired, bespectacled man tucked up against the wheel. He’s called Horacio Pagani, he’s the eponymous owner and creative director of one of the most exciting supercar builders in the world and he’s apparently mistaken his fingers for Ringo Starr’s drumsticks. He’s tapping at the fine, hand-trimmed cream leather steering wheel, while whistling The Beatles’ ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’. This is something I wasn’t expecting.
Words and Pictures: Rowan Horncastle