Zonda supercar racks up more mileage than your mom’s van
Not many supercars can boast that it has tallied more milage than your conventional economy cars. Strangely enough, one of Pagani’s earlier works fit that weird mold just right, with one of the early Zonda C12 prototype having actually racked up over 680,000 miles (1.1 million km).
The comparison between the exotic Zonda test mule and an economy car is very unfair, as the former undoubtedly receives meticulous care from a dedicated crew. Plus, unlike your mother’s Volvo, which endured countless bumps and bad road conditions, the Zonda probably only saw pristine weather and even surface.
Furthermore, throughout its lifetime as test vehicle, the Zonda ‘Nonno’ (Italian for grandfather) received incremental upgrades. The vehicle currently sports a 7.3-liter AMG V-12 motor that cranks out a massive 760 horsepower. While your mom’s 1999 station wagon is now continuing its legacy as a leg for someone’s IKEA table, the Zonda is still screaming down some race track.
Sadly, Pagani has announced that Zonda productions are now over, so now its up to the new owner of the Nonno to maintain and keep the car going. It’s not likely that the car will rack up another 680,000 miles, but regardless of whatever is in store for the car in its second leg, it had one hell of a first leg.