Long term tests

Pagani Zonda C12 S

Our Zonda's shipped off first class for a celebratory Zonda bash in Italy

It’s desperately hard not to find excuses to drive the Zonda when it’s just sitting outside the house. As the mileage covered over the last couple of months or so probably shows, it’s enjoyed plenty of exercise recently. It all kicked off with the Supercar Tour to Silverstone at the start of May, then there have been trips to the office, plus a few excursions just for the hell of it.

But the best is yet to come. A few nights ago, in the less than glitzy location of a motorway service station, I met up with a fellow Zonda owner to pack our cars into a third Zonda owner’s transporter, the next stop for which would be the Pagani factory two days later.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

It was quite a sight, as the truck already had a Zonda F Spyder and a Ferrari Enzo inside. Our two cars were going upper class, but watching them slowly inch their way up to the top deck on the flimsy-looking tail-lift was not good for the nerves!

The reason the cars were being shipped off to the factory was so that they’d be there ready for the Fifth International Pagani Gathering, the company’s annual bash for Zonda owners and their cars. The venue for 2009 is the deserted roads of the Val d’Orcia region of central Italy – and that makes this year’s event simply unmissable. More next month.

Running Costs

Date acquiredJune 2006
Total mileage34,120
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month1390
MPG this month16.8

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/1-series/203095/bmw-128ti-revealed-as-direct-hot-hatch-rival-to-vw-golf-gti
BMW 1 Series

BMW 128ti revealed as direct hot hatch rival to VW Golf GTI

BMW has revealed a simplified front-wheel drive hot 1-series called 128ti that will sit below the M135i performance flagship
16 Sep 2020
Visit/nissan/370z/201879/nissan-z-proto-revealed-v6-twin-turbo-six-speed-manual-and-a-catch
Nissan 370Z

Nissan Z Proto revealed – V6 twin-turbo, six-speed manual, and a catch

It’s the Nissan sports car we’ve been waiting 11 years for, but don’t hold your breath for it in the UK
16 Sep 2020
Visit/mclaren/203105/five-mclaren-senna-gtr-lms-in-le-mans-liveries-revealed
McLaren Senna

Five McLaren Senna GTR LMs in Le Mans liveries revealed

Celebrating 25 years since McLaren’s domination of the 1995 Le Mans 24hr with the F1 GTR
18 Sep 2020
Visit/advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
Features

Used car deals of the week

We’ve perused the used car pages so you don’t have to. Here’s what caught evo’s fancy this week
16 Sep 2020