Three in a production run of cinque (five, that is), the Cinque Roadster is one of many late edition Zondas which mark the end of the greatest supercar so far of the 21st century. The Zonda will be replaced by a gullwinged successor, last seen filling up in the U. S. of A.
We have passed the Cinque way more than five times during our two days here in Geneva, but none of those passes have dulled its alien edge, even though it is but an iteration of an 11-year-old design.
Here, at the end of its life, the Zonda is a breathtaking counterpoint to all the fake green cars of the more corporate supercar shops. And let’s just hope that when Horacio Pagani picks up his cell phone to talk with his engine suppliers at AMG, nobody is trying to force an emissions-mandated battery pack down his throat.
Photo Credit: Máté Petrány and the author