When we think of the worlds most expensive new car, exotic brands like Bugatti & Koenigsegg instantly come into mind. These brands are known for producing a limited number of their exotic hypercars so it’s not hard to see why we think of them. Surprisingly neither Koenigsegg or Bugatti are behind the most expensive new car in the world, so who is?
Well it’s none other than Pagani Automobili S.p.A. and to be honest that really doesn’t surprise me. Remember Pagani are the company responsible for the legendary Zonda & Huayra hypercars. The Zonda and Huayra are both built in limited numbers and that makes these exotic hypercars not only rare but extremely expensive too.
The most expensive new car in the world is the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta. Now Pagani have made a number of special edition Zonda’s but the HP Barchetta is something extra special. Pagani will only be building 3 Zonda HP Barchetta’s and all of them have been sold which doesn’t surprise me considering how beautiful it is, I do know that one of the three built is owned by Mr Horacio Pagani himself. What did surprise me is the hefty price tag the HP Barchetta comes with. If you were one of the lucky 3 to purchase an HP Barchetta you’d have had to fork out a massive €15 million or £13.4 million.
What does €15 million buy you? Well it buys you a crafted body that looks as if it was designed by an angel and under that body sits a monster 6.0 liter biturbo V12 engine producing 789hp that has been mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, with all 789 horses going straight to the rear wheels. It sounds like the ultimate drivers car and it certainly looks the part too.
Unfortunately no matter how good the Zonda HP Barchetta looks and sounds, 99.9% of us will never drive one, own one or even see one. How cruel can life be? But there is some light at the end of this very dark tunnel.
If you want a Pagani you want to feel special each time you drive it and you want it to turn heads wherever you go. The HP Barchetta definitely ticks those boxes but you probably won’t get one. But if you have the money & really want a Pagani you can still get yourself a Huayra Roadster which is just as good and probably even a little more advanced. I was lucky enough to see a Pagani Huayra Coupe in person and it will leave you speechless.