Pagani has produced some remarkable cars over the past 20 years but of them all, the Zonda Cinque is one of those that stand out from the rest.
First introduced as a Coupe and limited to just five units worldwide, the Cinque was the ultimate version of the Zonda and was supposed to be the final iteration before the car was killed off. Soon after the Coupe launched, the Roadster was announced and while production of the Zonda continued for several more years, no other variants were quite as special.
Each of the 10 Zonda Cinque and Cinque Roadster models produced is powered by a 7.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 built by AMG that delivers 669 hp and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) of torque.
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Given how rare the Zonda Cinque is, very few people have ever had the chance to drive it. However, Love Cars recently had the exclusive opportunity to drive a Cinque Roadster and not just any example but the one personally owned by Horacio Pagani himself.
The road test took place on some scenic Italian roads and the Zonda is said to be worth at least €10 million ($12 million). It may not be as fast as some modern supercars but in the eyes of this reviewer, it is the best car ever made.
So many other performance cars are all about lap times and acceleration figures. The Zonda Cinque is different as it is all about emotion and the feeling it gives to its driver.