Pagani Zonda Revolucion

With production numbering in the hundreds, not thousands, the prospect of seeing any Pagani on the road or track is a rare one, to be sure. But even in such rarified company, some Paganis are rarer than others. Like the Zonda Revolucion.

Launched just months ago, the Revolucion may not be the ultimate Zonda in terms of timeline – Pagani did build a couple more after it – but it will surely be remembered as the ultimate Zonda in terms of power and performance. It takes the track-bound formula of the Zonda R to an even further extreme, with its 6.0-liter V12 – naturally aspirated and built for Pagani by Mercedes-AMG – cranked up to 800 horsepower, coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox and Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes to give it otherworldly performance that would put many purpose-built racecars to shame. (In fact the less powerful Zonda R did just that when it recorded a Nürburgring lap time of 6:47.5 four years ago, putting it third on the all-time leaderboards behind only the record-holding Porsche 956 and a Formula 2 single-seater.)

Horacio and company only built five examples, each with a sticker price of around $3 million (before taxes). So you can see what we mean by the rare prospect of spotting one, but here supercar videographer extraordinaire Marchettino – who always seems to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to exotic metal – captured not one, but two Zonda Revolucions getting some track time in at the San Martino Del Lago circuit, less than an hour and a half's drive away from their birthplace in Modena. Check out the footage below.