Pagani Ships One-Off Zonda 764 Passione to Japanese Buyer

December 6, 2012
Pagani Zonda 764 Passione Front Three Quarter 2
It's another in a long, long line of one-off Pagani vehicles, but this carbon fiber beauty, the Zonda 764 Passione, was apparently just shipped to its new home in Tokyo, Japan. There have been whispers around the Internet for a while about a "Passione" model Zonda, but photos of the car -- furnished by shipper Lufthansa Cargo – prove it exists, and provides our first look at the one-off Zonda. As the name would suggest, the 764 Passione is part of the 760-series of Zonda special edition models, which means its 7.3-liter AMG-built V-12 engine makes about 760 horsepower, 20 more than the original, not-street-legal Zonda R. Much like F1 champion Lewis Hamilton's Zonda 760LH model, this car gains a six-speed manual gearbox in place of the paddle-shifted sequential box fitted to most other 760 models. As with all Zondas, however, the beauty is in the details: the exterior is unpainted carbon fiber trimmed with Italian "tricolore" red, white, and green accents, and topped with a giant rear wing spoiler. Other exterior accents, like the bolted fenders, are cribbed from the existing courtesy of the 760RS. The inside has one dominant color, and that color is bright pink. The color--reminiscent of Pepto Bismol, albeit a bit darker-- appears on all the leather bits (i.e. steering wheel inserts, door panels, seats, shift boots, et cetera), although the cabin also features plenty of carbon fiber and polished metal. The flat bottom of the steering wheel is trimmed with wood, per the customer's request. With its imminent delivery to an unnamed buyer in Tokyo, Japan, the 764 Passione could very well be the last Zonda to be sold. While that's something we've heard consistently for the past couple of years, there is one new development in this story: the Zonda's AMG-built M120 V-12 engine is finally out of production. Still, we'll believe that the 764 is the last Zonda when we see it – or, rather, don’t learn of another new spin-off in the years to come. It wouldn't be unlike Pagani to mysteriously find one or two more M120s lying around the shop and turn plunk them into some newly-constructed one-off cars. Take a look at the Pagani Zonda 764 Passione--and some of the other Zondas that came before it--in the gallery below and let us know what you think. Source: Pagani via Google+GTSpirit


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