Pagani Automobili S.p.A, founded by Horacio Pagani launched their luxury super-machine Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta at the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed. Priced at $17.6 million (Rs 121 Crore), the Pagani Zonda HO Barchetta is world’s costliest car.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 in UK, the Italian car-maker Pagani stole the show with the launch of world’s costliest car that the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta. Pagani has made and launched only three units of the Zonda with a propaganda of maintaining exclusivity of the car. One of these has been retained by the founder and owner, Horacio Pagani, the second one has been pre-sold and the third one is available for sale to customers worldwide. Considering its price at €15 million, which is approximately Rs 121 crores, excluding GST and import duty in India, the Zonda HP Barchetta has now beaten the Rolls Royce Sweptail to become the the world’s costliest car.
With that price tag, the car is but naturally loaded with the best of all features and style that makes the ultra-modern machine not just a car, but an epitome of its own kind. The Zonda HP Barchetta is based on the popular mid-engined Pagani Zonda hypercar which was built before 19 years and the best thing is that even after such a long period the design of the car is still relevant and attractive in 2018. All-in-all, the car is a hybrid of Zonda 760 series, and the Huayra BC and is powered by an AMG V12 engine which produces 789 horsepower, and is mated to an old-fashioned six-speed manual gearbox with three pedals and a stick.
Among the other remarkable features of this modern machine is a cropped windshield, carbon-titanium composite components from the Huayra and contrasting wheels wherein those on the left side are silver, while those on the right are blue. The rear wheels also get small fairings that cover a third of the wheel well. Seats in the Barchetta’s cabin feature ivory leather with tartan elements and blue leather highlights. The steering wheel is also trimmed in blue leather and wood as an homage to vintage racing cars. The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is powered by a 7.3-litre Mercedes-AMG M120 V12 engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.