Finally, she has been revealed. The beautiful Zonda MD after a long build period has finally been completed. As most of you have guessed, the car is a sort of Zonda 760, but with a more sober look.
It was one year ago when I saw Pagani employees working on the car. At the beginning of the construction of a Zonda, you can not understand a thing. You can see only the chassis, the front and rear frames; then the rest is a big confusion of cables and mechanical parts. Sometimes you can guess the color of the car from the roof pillars, but you aren't sure she will look this way in the end.
Back in autumn, I visited the Pagani factory, and the car was at the halfway stage of the construction process. The engine and the transmission were already mounted but a lot of things, such as the exhaust, interior and body panels, were missing.
The last time I visited the factory was for the Cars and Coffee rally, the car was parked at the end of the production line, and I was breathless. Not many people paid attention to the car because they were more interested in the Huayras building process. I spent a long time around the car with some friends—she fascinated us a lot!
The name comes from a combination of letters, which are the initials of the lucky owner. The car is characterized by fully visible carbon-fiber body tinted with a thin layer of ink blue paint. The combination is fantastic. The color changes depending on the perspective and the light. It also features a clear carbon fiber air scoop and wing, matte grey wheels and black brake calipers.
Unlike other Zonda 760, the Zonda MD does not present too many aerodynamic appendices except for a huge rear wing. The lack of the central fin, the airscoops on the rear fenders and other small things that make the shilouette of this car very harmonious and elegant. Nonetheless, the Zonda MD features some unique details such as a completely new front bonnet with wide openings, NACA intakes on the rear fenders, and so on.
The cockpit is characterized by visible carbon fiber painted the same as the exterior, aluminium anodized inserts and brown leather and beige alcantara seats.
Moreover, the owner is a good pilot and likes to enjoy the car in long and fast journeys. In fact, the car is equipped with a manual gearbox! In my opinion, this beast is one of the best special custom made Zonda ever built. I really hope to see this car on the road for the upcoming Pagani gathering.