If you thought Pagani had replaced the Zonda with the Huayra, think again. The Modenese purveyor of the most exotic of supercars is apparently willing to continue building Zondas for moneyed buyers who still want them. And far from simply continuing the model it had, Pagani has been further developing the Zonda into ever-more extreme variants.

The latest, according to GTSpirit, will be the Zonda R Evo, a model Pagani is expected to bring to the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. The track-only model would, if speculation manifests, combine the best features of the existing Zonda R (pictured above) with the output of the latest Zonda 760 RS. That means competition-spec suspension, brakes, aero and rolling stock with a 760-horsepower incarnation of the V12 built for Pagani by Mercedes AMG. That, for comparison's sake, is within spitting distance of twice the output of the original Zonda C12 that hit unsuspecting roads at the turn of the millennium.

With that much juice, the Zonda R Evo is tipped to hit 62 mph in under 2.7 seconds and bag a top speed of more than 218 mph. Former Formula One driver and multiple DTM champion Bernd Schneider is expected to drive the ultimate-Zonda-to-date up the hill at the Earl of March's estate at the end of the month.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      They will build Zondas until people stop paying for them. With the looks of the Huayra I wouldn't be surprised the production figures of it never surpass the Zonda. If I had the money I'd get a Zonda R and never look back.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They need to lose the stupid top scoop. Are they trying to be aerodynamic, or not?
        • 3 Years Ago
        you should submit that to directly at... info@youknownothingaboutcars.com
        • 3 Years Ago
        That rear mounted engine needs an intake, and that scoop produces hardly any drag. Even if it did, this car has so much down force that that little scoop is not going to throw off the whole dynamic of the car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      *rolls my eyes*
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I had a Zonda I would cuddle with it every night. Best car ever.
      • 3 Years Ago
      But! But! But! It can't...haul a refridgerator!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Right sure ultimate till they come out with the next variant of the Zonda . What are their Now like a hundred variances on the Zonda !
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      My favorite, to be honest. Beast car
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