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RM Sotheby’s lands one-off Pagani for Abu Dhabi auction


The one-off Pagani Zonda Aether has been consigned to RM Sotheby’s collector car auction scheduled for November 30 at the site of the Formula One Grand Prix race in Abu Dhabi. The auction house added that the car will be available for viewing beginning August 15 at its London headquarters.

“Though the Zonda was discontinued from production in 2012, Pagani has continued to unveil one-off special editions of the legendary hypercar,” RM Sotheby’s said in its announcement.

The car on offer is is named “Aether” after “the pure air above the clouds,” the news release continued.

“Beneath the car’s stunning exposed carbon-fibre roadster body sits a devilishly powerful, naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine producing 760 bhp and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

“The Aether’s striking exterior features a mix of matte and gloss carbon fiber with contrasting red accents, a massive rear wing, black wheels, and a rear diffuser.”

Bespoke features include door straps instead of handles and a green push-button starter from the Zonda R. 

“In the age of hybrid hypercars, the Zonda offers an incredible analogue driving experience,” RM Sotheby’s said. “Offered from the collection of its original owner, the Aether is the first Zonda to be offered at auction in nearly seven years.

The car is expected to sell for upwards of $4.5 million.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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