They’ve been building this thing since 1999. In 2013, Pagani announced that they were going to retire the Zonda nameplate and four years on, here we are again, with yet another one of Pagani’s creations and a new Italian name to remember.

Revealed over the last weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the HP Barchetta forces the eyes to fixate on every inch of its body – like every other ballistic Zonda rolled out of Pagani’s iron-gated factory. With only 3 units due for production in commemoration of Horacio Pagani’s 60th birthday, one is already due for the boss man’s extensive collection of cars –  and rightfully so.

Firstly, its light. Lighter than your average BMW 3-series, it weighs around 1,250 kg only and there are a few noticeable reasons for this. Those with a keen eye would notice the lack of a roof and you get this thin, helmet visor-like wrap around as your windscreen. The HP Barchetta also sets itself apart from other Zondas with the addition of an arched central air-intake, covered rear wheels and a large carbon rear wing.

Not much else has been communicated regarding the specifications of the car except that its source of brute force will come from the Mercedes-AMG, traditionally, in the form of a 7.3-litre V12 naturally-aspirated engine mated to a 6-speed manual that’s good for an excess of 700 hp.

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Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.