As most of my friends and followers will no doubt know, I am a massive fan of Italian auto manufacturer Pagani, and who can blame me? Pagani are known worldwide for designing, developing and producing some of the world’s most beautiful automobiles, in fact Pagani don’t just produce cars they produce automotive art. Founded by Horacio Pagani in 1992, this now world famous Italian auto maker was relatively unknown and unheard of up until 1999, the year when Pagani officially unveiled their very first production automobile. If you know a thing or two about Pagani, then you will no doubt know that the automobile in question is the timeless and absolutely stunning Pagani Zonda. The legendary Pagani Zonda was officially unveiled by Pagani at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show and it is a rear mid-engined, rear-wheel drive 2-door supercar that could be had in 2-door berlinetta, 2-door roadster or 2-door barchetta ( built in limited numbers) form when new.
While still in development, Pagani actually planned to christen the timeless Zonda the ” Pagani Fangio F1″ after Formula One champion and motorsport legend Juan Manuel Fangio. However, following his death in 1995, Pagani opted to rename their first production automobile and the name “Zonda” was selected. The name “Zonda” actually comes from the Zonda wind, a regional term used for a hot air current above the country of Argentina, which happens to be the birthplace of Pagani founder, Horacio Pagani. Name aside, the Pagani Zonda stayed in production for twenty long years (1999 – 2019) and even though production of the Zonda officially ended a few years ago and Pagani haven’t actually produced a brand new Zonda since the introduction of the Zonda’s replacement the Huayra in 2014, the Italian automaker has created a series of bespoke Pagani Zonda’s which are based on existing Zonda models.
Since 2014, we at Enzari have seen/heard about quite a few of the above mentioned bespoke Pagani Zonda’s, and we were left speechless everytime Pagani unveiled one. However, we haven’t seen/heard of a bespoke Pagani Zonda for at least a year and that got us quite worried, has the timeless Pagani Zonda officially been discontinued? Luckily for Pagani enthusiasts everywhere, this was not the case because recently we at Enzari were made aware of Pagani’s latest bespoke Zonda and what a beast it is. This is it, what you are no doubt drooling over ladies and gentlemen is the 2019 Pagani Zonda Zun, as mentioned earlier in this article the Pagani Zonda Zun is the latest bespoke Zonda to be commissioned and according to numerous motoring publications, it could also be the very last.
Described as the “craziest Pagani Zonda ever built” the one-off Pagani Zonda Zun doesn’t disappoint in the styling department either. As a result, this stunning piece of Pagani and automotive art benefits from an eye catching purple carbon fiber exterior paint finish which is similar to the exterior paint finish found on Lewis Hamilton’s Pagani Zonda 760 LH. The eye catching exterior paint finish is contrasted by a long list of bare carbon fiber exterior components which include a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber canards, a custom hood with a carbon fiber “arrowhead” and a pair of carbon fiber air extractors, carbon fiber headlight surrounds and carbon fiber side view mirrors which feature the Italian tricolore.
When viewed from the side, you will notice that the Pagani Zonda Zun features a pair of carbon fiber air extractors on each front fender, a pair of carbon fiber air intakes which sprout out of the rear fenders, a Pagani Zonda Cinque inspired roof scoop, a shapely carbon fiber fin which has been mounted behind the roof scoop and is connected to the rear wing, carbon fiber side skirts, a set of eight dual-spoke center locking lightweight wheels which are finished in black with a matching purple ring surround and matching purple painted brake calipers. When viewed from the rear, you will notice that the Pagani Zonda Zun features a large carbon fiber fixed rear wing, a matching purple secondary wing, a carbon fiber rear fascia with six round taillights, a matching purple exhaust shroud and a matching purple rear diffuser.
Inside, as the bespoke Pagani Zonda Zun is based on a regular Pagani Zonda model, it does feature the same interior design and layout. However, as expected the Pagani Zonda Zun does benefit from a long list of bespoke touches which include black leather and Alcantara trimmed sport seats with purple contrast stitching, a carbon fiber transmission tunnel, carbon fiber and Alcantara trimmed door panels, carbon fiber dashboard trim, what appears to be an Alcantara trimmed, three-spoke steering wheel, matching purple air vent surrounds, matching purple instrument gauges, a matching purple handbrake lever and a matching purple gear shifter. As you can see from the interior image featured, the Pagani Zonda Zun is a rare right-hand drive example which makes it even more desirable and even though we have no idea which Zonda model the Zonda Zun is based on, it is quite obvious that this gorgeous vehicle was originally shipped to a right-hand drive market.
As Pagani have not yet disclosed which Zonda model the Zonda Zun is actually based on, it is not yet known what powers this beast. However, we suspect that the Pagani Zonda Zun will feature an uprated 7.3 litre, naturally aspirated, AMG V12 engine and if this is indeed the case, then we can expect the Pagani Zonda Zun to deliver around 790 hp (590 kW) of power and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. As for the transmission, well the images featured in this article show a conventional manual shifter but if you look closely, you will also see steering wheel mounted shift paddles. As a result, the Pagani Zonda Zun could feature either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed sequential transmission which will send all available power directly to the rear wheels. As a result, the Pagani Zonda Zun should be able to sprint from to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3 seconds and reach an impressive top speed of 355 km/h + (225 mph).
If you haven’t already noticed, the images featured in this article are official Pagani renderings and not live images of the actual Pagani Zonda Zun. Unfortunately at the time of writing this article, the images featured were the only available images of this bespoke Zonda, which leads us to believe that Pagani has not finished building the Zonda Zun and therefore it hasn’t been delivered to it’s lucky new owner yet. As expected, Pagani have not mentioned how much the gorgeous Pagani Zonda Zun cost to create, but it is a Pagani and it is a bespoke, one-off example so we are absolutely positive that it wasn’t cheap. Once again, Pagani have left me speechless and a little depressed at the same time, speechless because the Zonda Zun is the Mona Lisa of automobiles and depressed because I know I can’t have it and I know that in twenty years, automobiles like the legendary Zonda will probably be extinct.
Steve & Chris Parry are contributors from stevespeedza.blogspot.com