First presented at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, The Pagani Zonda has endured the past two decades to become the millennial generation’s bedroom wall poster car.
Such was its popularity, that even after its successor Huayra arrived on scene in 2011, customers still yearned for the manufacturer to build more Zondas, resulting in a number of ‘one-off’ editions right up until 2018. (Even now, they’ll still likely produce a car if you provide them with an old Zonda chassis and enough money.)
So what does Horacio Pagani, founder of the bespoke Italian manufacturer do when the car he owes all his success to turns 20 years old? Throw it a supercar shindig of course. A full 12 month-long party.
No other place in the world is home to as many Pagani Zondas as Hong Kong, with almost 20 cars calling the tiny city home.
To headline a year’s worth of Zonda celebrations that will hit a number of automotive events on the 2019 calendar like Goodwood Festival of Speed, Monterey Car Week and Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance, Pagani hosted a number of owners and media in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong.
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A total of 17 Paganis attended the gathering at The Repulse Bay Hotel, with a vast majority (12) being rare and one-off versions of the Zonda including the recently unveiled Zonda HP Barchetta, Zonda Uno, Zonda Tricolore and Zonda 760RS Fantasma Evo.
Cars were strewn about the hotel courtyard before being driven up – runway style – to a waiting Horacio Pagani who spoke some brief words about each and every iteration of the Zonda in attendance.
Of humble beginnings, the success and support enjoyed by Pagani over the past 20 years is a credit to the man who followed his dreams. It seems like the only way is up for the small car manufacturer of Modena, Italy, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
Check out the gallery at the top of this article to view the full suite of images, and stay tuned for more Pagani celebrations later this year.