You Can Buy a Pagani Huayra Roadster for $25k a Month
Unveiled in early 2017, five years after Pagani debuted the coupe model, the Huayra Roadster is arguably one of the most spectacular supercar you can see on the road today. However, because only 100 were built, spotting one outside supercar meetings is as difficult as it gets. And buying one is equally hard, not only because they cost $2.4 million before options, but mostly because all 100 units are already accounted for. But if you missed your chance back in 2017, Putnam Leasing has a deal for you. As weird as it may sound, you can buy a Huayra Roadster through a car lease program with only $25,339 per month.
Pagani’s Zonda Prototype 2 is known by Pagani as "La Nonna," which means "grandmother" in English. It is a fitting name too, when you consider "La Nonna" has been used in the development of all Zonda models (except the R’s) up until Pagani built the 760. When developing new vehicles, "La Nonna" would play grandmother, by taking on new components for testing before they went into production. This included things like drivetrain, interior components and technology.
Once "La Nonna" had been fitted with Pagani’s latest and greatest, it would hit the road for some serious testing of these new components. Over its lifespan, it has been driven more than one million kilometers (more than 620,000 miles.) If grandmother approved of the new components, they were then used to build production models. The car itself has seen more changes than most long-running, mass-produced production vehicles on the road today, but that isn’t the end of its story – Grandmothers should be honored for their wisdom and experience, and that is the exact treatment "La Nonna" has finally received.
The one-million kilometer prototype has been fully restored and placed for viewing inside Pagani’s old factory showroom. As part of the restoration, the car was returned to its original paint scheme, which included a silver exterior and red interior with black accents. There have been some aesthetic upgrades, but nothing major that would take away from honoring this beauty. Once Pagani’s new factory museum is finished, "La Nonna" will be placed on display there where she can be honored for her great service over the years.
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China has really become quite the unexpected hotbed of supercars and this next one is very surprising. Someone has caught a video of a Pagani Zonda Cinque doing a number of donuts outside of the Chinese Supercar Club. Keep in mind the rarity of the Cinque... There were only five of them ever built – yeah, f-i-v-e – and each one costs €1.3 million ($1,631,760) at the current exchange rates). We would be damned if we had one of those five and were out in in the rain, let alone doing donuts in the rain.
Then again, is this really a true Cinque? It’s honestly really hard to tell, as the camera is too far away. The exhaust tone sounds almost identical to every other Cinque video that we have seen, but the engine just doesn’t seem as quick to respond as others we have seen. Then again, the driver may just be feathering the accelerator lightly.
You be the judge by checking out the above video. If it is the real deal, this is the unicorn of all car videos. If it is a kit car – remember, China pretty much invented knocking off high-end sports cars – then it is one hell of a knock off, but it is still a complete fail...
What do you think, real or fake? Let us know in the comments.
Just a few days ago, we released a video courtesy of Marchettino which was claimed to capture the Pagani Zonda R Evolution, or ‘Evo’. Now that the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 has come around however, we can officially confirm that that particular car was not the Evolution, but the car in the video above is. After looking at both, we’re glad that Marchettino got it wrong this time.
The Pagani Zonda R Evolution is basically an even more extreme version of the already-insane R, and promises to be substantially faster than the standard car, meaning a possible Nordschleife run could see the new car eclipse the regular R’s record-breaking lap of 6:47.
Taking a leaf out of the book of the Zonda 760 RS and 760 LH, the new Zonda R Evolution delivers, you guessed it, 760BHP from its modified 6.0-liter AMG-sourced V12 engine. Additional changes have been implemented throughout the suspension set up, although Pagani has yet to reveal any official details about these changes.
What we can confirm however, is that the Zonda R Evolution features a dramatically re-designed body with various new aerodynamic aids now being featured on the car. These include additional vents at the front end, including a more aggressively-styled splitter and larger winglets. Furthermore, the rear also features aerodynamic improvements with a second small wing now situated below the larger rear wing, which has also been improved.
Follow the jump to check out an awesome video of the car revving, and stay tuned for the official release of the Zonda R Evolution in the coming days.
The Pagani Zonda Roadster F made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. It was similar to the coupe version, except that it featured a removable carbon fiber roof and canvas side curtains. It was made very clear by Horatio Pagani at that time that it would only be built in 25 units and, unfortunately, the day has come when the final unit has been pieced together.
The last Pagani Zonda F Roadster unit features a full on carbon fiber body colored in purple and black. The interior takes the drama a bit further with pink leather and carbon trim.
Under the hood, the Zonda F Roadster features the same 7.3 liter Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that delivers a total of 680 HP. The hypercar weighs only 2711 lbs and makes the 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed halts at an impressive 214 mph.
Now that Pagani has closed the chapter on the Zonda F, they will switch their focus to the new Huayra, and all of its intended variations.
When the Pagani Huayra first took our breath away at the Geneva Motor Show, our first thoughts were about what we’d have to do to make enough money to buy this Italian hyperbeast. When we realized that we’d probably have to hit the lottery to be able to afford the Huayra, we immediately shifted our focus from starstruck fan to professional journalist and began to wonder if a roadster version of the Huayra will be released in the future.
Turns out, according to Horacio Pagani himself, it’s not a question of ’if’ as it is a question of ’when’.
In an interview with Autoblog Argentina, the man behind Pagani Automobili bared the company’s plans of building a drop-top Huayra. When asked if there was going to be a future Huayra roadster, Pagani answered in so simple terms: "Yes, surely there will be a model Huayra Roadster in approximately three years."
So there you have it, folks. While we’re not all that surprised to find out that a Huayra roadster is going to be in the production block soon, it still helps to get confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth.
We have seen bits of the Zonda HH before and we know that it’s going to some lucky son-of-a-gun in the United States, but now we have a full view of the one-off supercar, and this guy’s dream car, from Pagani.
We have no idea who this car is for, but the person has given the details of the car to TeamSpeed. As we first thought, the HH has bits of the Zonda F and the Cinque.
The Zonda HH has the typical carbon-titanium tub and carbon ceramic brakes. Under the hood is the Cinque’s V12 producing 680 horsepower mated to a manual gearbox and a titanium exhaust system. Whoever this person is, they are a true sports car lover.
The exterior will be painted in Monterey Blue with yellow accenting. The design is still being worked out, but the rich man hopes to have his car by the end of the year. The only thing the car won’t have that most Zondas do is a massive rear-mounted air intake. This car should be pretty special. Maybe he’ll let us have a go (just a subtle hint in case the owner happens to read this).
UPDATE 11/04/2010: We’ve just received more details on this spectacular one-off Zonda. First off, it was commissioned by an American by the name of David Heinemeier Hansson and his spectacular one-of-a-kind ride is ready for pickup.
Hit the jump to get more details on this amazing vehicle and check out the gallery to see pictures of the car-in-waiting.
Although the world is in a current economic state of turmoil, and most investments are rapidly losing their worth, it is nice to see that one automaker’s work is appreciating in value. One of the keys to the Italian super car builder Pagani’s success is their consistently limited production numbers.
When the original C12 was launched almost a decade ago, it was listed for £200k, and with only four being made, ensure that there would always be a healthy supply v. demand curve for the original 12 cylinder Italian super car. Two years later when the C12 S was being offered for £330k, Pagani only made just 31 examples of the even faster C12.
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