Pagani’s Zonda HP Barchetta is the World’s Most Expensive Production Car
The extremely limited-edition Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is priced at $17.5-M
Just 3 examples of this Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta will be built. One is reserved for the company’s founder Horacio Pagani which he is already driving. The other 2 have been pre-sold.
The $17.5-M Zonda HP Barchetta is the most expensive production car in the world today.
Of course, in the auction and private sale market, vintage and classic Ferraris sell for much more.
German racecar driver Christian Gläsel sold his 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO to WeatherTech’s David MacNeil for $70-M in a private sale last month.
But as far as off-the-production line cars go, the Zonda HP Barchetta is Tops. It costs a few million more than the 1-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail that sold for $13-M last year.
The 7.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 produces 760hp of power, as much as the power output of Pagani’s track-focused Huayra BC. The Huayra and Barchetta also have a similar suspension setup.
The Zonda HP Barchetta can go all the way up to 338kph. That power is fed to the rear wheels and there 380m ventilated discs, with 6 piston callipers in front and four in the rear, to bring this beast to a stop.
At 1,250kgs it’s a very light hypercar, mainly thanks to the carbon fibre used in the construction of the body and a chassis material that Pagani calls “carbo-titanium”.
Pagani took the car for its 1st public outing at the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed where it was even entered into the Hillclimb event.
A convoy of Paganis drove to Goodwood, led by Mr. Pagani in his Zonda HP Barchetta. The other 2 examples of the car are yet to finish production.
One feature of the HP Barchetta is that it will be excellent around corners. It reportedly produces 1.8g of lateral acceleration which is the highest ever achieved by a car fitted with road tires. There’s a 6-speed manual transmission that helps the drivers control the torque and power as they throw it into corners.
Although at $17.5-M, we are certain that they are going to exert more than a fair bit of caution before attempting any ‘daredevilry’ behind the wheel.
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