When Horacio Pagani, the man responsible for the late Lamborghini Countach, the LM002 and the Diablo, began designing his own car in the late 1980s, supercar enthusiasts had no idea what to expect from the Modena-based company. The result surfaced only a decade later, when the Zonda was launched at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. And it was staggering, combining a highly aerodynamic body with a lightweight chassis and a massive V-12 engine sourced from AMG. The Zonda evolved in many forms throughout the years, with several versions and special editions adding to its now iconic image. Although production of the Zonda ended in 2013 as the Huayra came in to replace it, special editions of the supercar are still being launched in 2014, as customers the world over are still ordering unique and very expensive supercars. The most recent Zonda to leave Pagani’s shop is the 760 RSJX, a 760-series model that traveled all the way to Hong Kong to meet its new owner.

While some might argue that the Zonda is getting pretty old, the Italian supercar is still popular with enthusiasts, and the RSJX comes to prove just that. Finished in a unique pastel green color with familiar carbon-fiber accents, the RSJX is arguably the most appealing Zonda of the 760 series. Read on to find out what makes it special among its siblings.

Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Zonda 760RSJX.

  • 2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    760
  • Displacement:
    7.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • Price:
    1500000 (Est.)
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Exterior

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX Exterior
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Although similar to other Zondas from the 760 series, the RSJX is unique in its own right. Responsible for its uniqueness is its paint job, a tasty shade of pastel green that will make it stand out in just about any circumstances. There was a time when pastel colors used to dress large American land yachts from GM and Ford, but these hues have now become increasingly popular with supercar owners and this Zonda is the perfect proof.

The main body shell isn’t the only surface to showcase the minty green. The diffuser features similar accents, while the brake calipers are finished in the exact same color. The lively hue is complemented by black, carbon-fiber accents on the nose, the front wheel arches and the horizontal trim that splits the car’s profile in half. An Italian flag decal running down the center of the car adds even more color to the special livery.

Much like any other 760-series Zonda, the RSJX features a host of aerodynamic add-ons, such as carbon-fiber canards for the front end, a revised diffuser, a Le Mans-inspired fin atop the engine bonnet and a massive fixed wing.

Interior

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX Interior
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The interior of this Zonda is standard 760-series, but the fact that the owner opted for several features to boast the same color as the exterior makes it look that much more exotic. The seats, the steering wheel, the dashboard and the transmission tunnel are wrapped in pastel green leather, while the floor and the roof lining are covered in high-grade materials painted in the same hue.

Drivetrain

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX
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Unlike the exterior and the interior, the engine compartment is as stock as it gets. But that’s far from upsetting, as the 760-series Zonda is powered by a monstrous, 7.3-liter V-12 that cranks out a massive 760 horsepower. The AMG-sourced mill mates to a sequential gearbox and enables the supercar to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in no less than 2.6 seconds. Top speed sits at 217 mph, which is on par with with the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Prices

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX Exterior
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Pagani never discloses the amount it adds to its coffers with each 760-series Zonda delivered, but these special-edition supercars are too rare and unique to come cheap. The happy owner that took delivery of the RSJX likely paid in excess of $2 million to have it finished according to its bespoke specs.

Competition

Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Exterior AutoShow
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Introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the LaFerrari is the pinnacle of Ferrari evolution and the first hybrid supercar the Italian company has ever built. Developed to fill in the gap left by the Enzo, the LaFerrari sports a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine rated at 800 horsepower under the hood. The conventional powerplant is aided by an electric motor that motivates the front wheels and adds an extra 163 ponies for a total output of 963 horses.

Also equipped with a race-bred, seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, the supercar needs less than three seconds to charge from naught to 60 mph and it can reach a top speed of 217 mph. Ferrari is building only 499 units of the LaFerrari, all of which have already been commissioned by wealthy customers the world over. The LaFerrari was priced from $1.4 million, making it the most expensive Ferrari yet.

McLaren P1

2014 McLaren P1 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Just like the LaFerrari, Britain’s most spectacular supercar as of 2015 is also motivated by a hybrid drivetrain. Meet the P1 and its twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, V-8 engine joined by a state-of-the-art, lightweight electric motor. The eight-banger alone cranks out 800 horsepower, while the battery-powered motor takes the total output to 903 horsepower and more than of 1,000 pound-feet of torque.

The P1 takes only 2.6 seconds to launch from 0 to 60 mph and just 16.5 seconds to reach 186 mph. Its top speed sits at 217 mph. Priced from $1.15 million, the McLaren P1 was sold out in a matter of months, with customers rushing to place an order for the 375 units the Brits plan to build throughout 2015.

Conclusion

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX Exterior
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It’s amazing how the Pagani Zonda still manages to impress 15 years on the market. Sure, the supercar has evolved throughout the years, receiving improved visuals and larger engines, but it’s Pagani’s exquisite customization program that enables the Zonda to battle it out against the likes of the Bugatti Veyron as far as unique options go. The Zonda may be getting a little long in the tooth as far as underpinnings go, but its spirit is still young, and the RSJX and its lively color combo prove just that.

  • Leave it
    • There’s only one and we can’t have one like it
    • Scary price tag
    • The Zonda is officially out of production

Source: GT Spirit

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