Back in 2013, Pagani said that the Zonda hypercar would be discontinued in favor of the more modern Huayra. Four years on, and Pagani has yet again revealed an all-new model at the recently concluded Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Called the Zonda HP Barchetta, it looks as though it is the wildest Zonda to ever be built.
Since the Zonda's introduction in 1999, Pagani's hypercar has technically been in production for almost 20 years. The Italian automaker has however updated the car's looks throughout its years of production, and known for making one-off Zondas for special clients, even after the Huayra was introduced. For the HP Barchetta, it is a completely different from others as this model was commissioned by Horacio Pagani himself, hence the HP badge, for his 60th birthday.
Style-wise, the HP Barchetta is also unlike any other Zonda. The main difference being it features a small, wraparound windshield and has no roof – not a fabric top or a metal folding top. Behind the open cockpit, there is a prominent looking air-dam that rises from the engine bay, feeding the 7.3-liter naturally aspirated AMG V12.
At the rear, there are new LED tail lights above the Zonda's signature three circular lights and a large rear wing. Completing the new look are the redesigned 20-inch front and 21-inch rear forged wheels, with the rear wheels having a fairing cover. It is said only three models would be made, with the other two already accounted for.
While Pagani did not disclose any numbers regarding the HP Barchetta, do expect power output to be somewhere in excess of 700 PS. For those interested, only three units will be made. Given the exclusivity of Pagani vehicles, expect the other two to already be sold.
All things considered, the HP Barchetta would make a great final model for the Zonda before it bows out completely. That is of course unless wealthy customers demand more one-off Zonda's from the Italian supercar maker. All we can do is hope that this will not be the last Zonda ever built.