Pagani Created Another 1-of-1 Supercar, The Zonda MD
First displayed at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show and later carried off into the sunset with the 2010 Zonda Tricolore; you may have thought the Pagani Zonda was officially dead. Erm, it’s not. In recent years, supercar savant and company founder Horacio Pagani has kept his four wheeled masterpiece in continual rebirth, creating newer and even more menacing versions of the Zonda, including a one-off car he built for reigning Formula 1 world champ Lewis Hamilton. This breathtaking creation is the latest of Pagani’s undead speed machines—the Zonda MD—revealed online by Pagani devotee Prototype Zero. It’s said to be an evolution of the recent “760” series of cars, which hit hard with a shot of 760 horsepower. And that “MD” designation? That’s said to be the initials of the car’s new owner. Actor Matt Damon? Former governor Michael Dukakis? NFL legend Mike Ditka? The guessing game continues. RELATED: See More of the 2017 Pagani Zonda "MD"
But while this car traces its origins back to the Zonda 760s, it is ever so slightly more subdued than those visually (and physically) heavy-hitting machines. Whereas the other 760s boast a rear aerodynamic “fin” centered in the middle of the car and air-scoops popping up at its shoulders, the Zonda MD eschews the fin altogether and swaps the scoops for sleek NACA ducts. It’s not a bad look.
Thankfully, or rather “necessarily”, the Zonda keeps its vast aerodynamic wing parked at its rear. Otherwise take-off might ensue. The whole body, which as you might expect is hewn from carbon fiber, receives a thin layer of Ink Blue paint to give this one-off creation a bit of pop. Oh it pops.
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According to Prototype Zero, the car has been in production at Pagani’s factory in Modena, Italy for about a year now, and at first its features were completely indistinguishable. Slowly but surely the chassis, subframes, manual transmission, AMG V12 engine, and body panels were brought together, and 12 months later it’s looking fantastic.
Need one? Unfortunately, most of us will have to settle for its digital cousins on the TV screens of Playstation and Xbox consoles, that is of course you’ve got a few million bucks burning a hole in your pocket.
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