Pagani technically axed the Zonda upon the arrival of the Huayra in 2012, but the Italian automaker has quietly continued to make the supercar in special-edition batches. Chalk it up to an on-going infatuation with the engine or simply the effect of post-production exclusivity, but in many ways, it’s the Zonda that still reigns supreme.
However, for all of its appeal, the car is over 20 years old, which means an aesthetic update is long overdue. Luckily, this personal concept by acting Mercedes-Benz designer Vivien Kleczek does just the ticket. He’s called it the ‘Zonda II’ and, in keeping with tradition, it maintains many of the elements that made the original great. At the front is a set of skeletal headlights reminiscent of the three-bulb setup found on the Zonda F. Paired with a sweeping hood that extends over the wheel arches, it cuts quite the futuristic facelift. Around the sides, the theme continues, with flowing bodywork running from the front of the cabin all the way to the back of the rear wheels. Topped off with a massive Le Mans-style longtail spoiler and some trademark four-pipe Pagani exhaust, what results is a car fit to bear the Zonda name.
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