The Zonda may be gone, but it still looks stunning climbing the hill.
The Pagani Zonda, now 18-years-old on its current platform, was "replaced" by the quicker, arguably prettier Huayra in 2012 (though there were a number of variations that came after the fact). But that doesn’t mean the old girl can’t still have some fun at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
One of the many Pagani vehicles in attendance at the annual hillclimb event, the one-off Zonda 760 Oliver Evolution was built in 2016, well after production of the original model ended. It features a unique rear spoiler engineered to generate maximum downforce that was tested by Toyota factory driver and GT500 champion Akira Lida on Fuji Speedway.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Zonda 760 Oliver Edition tackled the 1.16-mile (1.86-kilometre) road course, putting its 750-horsepower V12 to use. Equipped with Pirelli PZero tires, a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, and an integrated steel roll cage, the Zonda is able to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in less than three seconds.
Alongside the Zonda, Pagani U.K. introduced its handsome Huayra BC for the first time at Goodwood, which packs 764 hp into a 1,218-kilogram body. All that performance allows it a sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h), and a price tag of $2.5 million USD.
"We were really delighted to be involved with the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, and to be one of the many amazing attractions at this world-leading, must-attend event," said Christine Clarkin, Pagani’s U.K. Dealer Principal.
"It was very rewarding to meet with so many keen, appreciative, and knowledgeable enthusiasts at the event, especially rewarding was their appreciation of art and design meeting engineering excellence. The many excited and positive comments about our Pagani models was very gratifying to hear."