The Pagani Zonda just won’t die and we’re fine with that

Meet the Zonda ‘Fantasma Evo’, a ludicrously cool addition to the Zonda canon

Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo front quarter

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Like a villain from an early Unchartered video game, or a Call of Duty zombie, the Pagani Zonda appears to be indestructible. Of course, the Pagani Zonda isn’t a villain, despite its villainously cool looks.

Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo rear quarter

Especially this one. It’s called the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo (‘Fantasma’ being the Italian word for Ghost – eat your heart out Rolls-Royce), and is the latest in an increasingly long line of one-off, special edition Zondas we’ve been treated to over the years. And it is certainly a treat.

Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo front quarter

Though details are sketchy on this one, rumours are this is in fact an older Zonda F, which was later converted to the 760-spec – that’s 760bhp from an AMG-sourced 7.3-litre V12 and all sorts of astonishing noisy goodness. To this we add aero, and the roof scoop/rear-wing setup from what looks like the Zonda R/Revolucion.

Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo side

More recently, the story goes it was given a manual six-speed box along with other undisclosed things to complete the ‘Evo’ part of its name.

Whatever the rumour, it looks absurdly good, and reminds us just why the Zonda remains our favourite motoring zombie.

Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo rear quarter

Grazie, Horacio. Grazie mille.

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