If nothing else, Pagani Zondas are expensive and exclusive. And for what may be the last edition of the Zonda before its replacement -- the C9 -- arrives, Pagani created an even more expensive one-off: the Zonda Tricolore.
The Tricolore is crafted in honor of Italy’s equivalent of the Blue Angels, which is known as the Frecce Tricolori. Although a normal Zonda looks enough like a jet fighter, the Tricolore adopts a color scheme used by the aeronauts. The carbon fiber bodywork is tinted blue, while two pairs of red, white, and green stripes run from the tip of the hood to the base of the windshield. Pagani also fitted the car with bespoke LED running lights, recolored the Cinque’s pinstripe from orange to blue, and painted the brake calipers a matching hue of azzuro.
Of course, the Zonda Tricolore has the fighter jet performance to back its matching aesthetic. The Tricolore -- like all Cinques -- uses a body and tub crafted from a special weave of carbon fiber and titanium. Power comes from a 7.3-liter V-12 sourced from Mercedes-Benz tuned to produce 678 hp. Mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox, the Tricolore is capable of rocketing from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, and pulling 1.45 gs of lateral acceleration.
Pagani is only creating one of these unique Zondas, and as such, it will be the most expensive of any ever sold, a staggering €1.3 million or roughly $1.8 million. The Tricolore will be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show before being delivered to its owner.