Pagani's Zonda has had more than a few iterations; it's like the Mustang of the über-supercar set. The latest is called the Tricolore, and it's most likely the last special edition Zonda ever as its replacement, the all-new C9 is on its way.
Built for a Spanish importer and debuting in Geneva next week, the Zonda Tricolore is based on the uniquely-bodied Cinque, carbon fiber body and all (we're assuming the power train is a carryover).
However, unlike the mass-produced 10-unit Cinque - of which five coupes and five roadsters were built - the Tricolore is limited to one example said to be priced at €1.3 million or about US$1.75 million at today's exchange rates.
Items that make the Tricolore stand out (other than the fact that's it's a freakin' Pagani Zonda) are the Italian flag-inspired stripe job, triangular R-derived brake cooling inlets out back, and the too-cool-for-school shark fin behind the cockpit.
That fin, no doubt, is to draw a more obvious connection to the inspiration of the Tricolore: Italy's Frecce Tricolori, the Italian air force's aerobatic division (think the US Navy's Blue Angels).
Personal recommendation? If you like it, find a way to cash in on that insurance policy and hop on the next flight to Switzerland.
- By Phil Alex