These days, Italian automaker Pagani has become a household name in supercar lore. It’s one of the most recognizable supercar brands in the world, thanks in large part to the success generated by the now-iconic Zonda .
But that wasn’t always the case, especially during the turn of the century when the Zonda was just getting started in turning heads.
Fast forward to this year and it looks like Pagani is going to finally send the Zonda off into retirement. So, it’s only appropriate that we pay homage to the supercar that started it all, the prototype model that has come to be known as the Zonda "Nonno".
Serial car spotter, Shmee150, managed to take a close look at the prototype test mule Zonda, nicknamed "Nonno" (that means ’grandfather’ in Italian) because of its age (it was one of the first prototye Zondas ever created) and wear and tear (it’s logged an incredible 680,000 miles, which is about 1.1 million kilometers)
Talk about getting your investment’s worth on one supercar.
Over the years, the Zonda Nonno has evolved, depending on what specifications Pagani was using at that time. In its current state, the supercar mule carries a 7.3-liter V-12 engine that packs 760 horsepower and specified to the details of the Zonda 760.
But with the Zonda’s retirement drawing closer and closer, it looks like the Zonda Nonno will finally get the rest it so richly deserves.
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