Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo brings back the hypercar, if only once image

Just take a look at this – the Pagani Zonda is no less than 12 years old and has already been superseded by countless versions of the Huayra, including the hardcore BC.

But you can’t argue that Pagani has managed to bring the Zonda close to automotive perfection – and keeps finding ways of improving it, such as this unique one-off. Originally the hypercar was produced back in 2005 as a right-hand-drive Zonda F with the chassis number 53 and a Metallic Orange body. Back in 2012 the car was crashed, but salvaged to live another day and in the meantime upgraded to Zonda 760 specification complete with exposed carbon fiber body and elements from the Cinque and R. It also featured a name change – to “Fantasma” (Italian for “ghost”).

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Now Pagani again had to use its imagination on this particular example as the owner wanted to upgrade it again and add the “Evo” status. The sequential gearbox was ditched and the high-performance machine boasts a purists’ manual transmission – but details about other modifications have been shrouded in mystery. We do know the motivation is provided by the naturally aspirated 7.3-liter AMG engine good for 760 horsepower just like in any other Zonda 760.