Having gained considerable experience with Lamborghini, the Argentine Horacio Pagani ended up fulfilling his life's dream, producing his own supercar in 1999 in a homage to his compatriot Juan Manuel Fangio. Distinguished by its exceptional quality of construction, the Zonda has everything required to satisfy the most demanding of drivers. Its developments have confirmed its pedigree and cemented Pagani's place among the great sports car constructors.
When the Zonda was unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, only a few initiated connoisseurs already knew its creator Horacio Pagani. The son of an Argentinian baker, he was passionate about automobiles from an early age - like so many boys of his generation. His compatriot Juan Manuel Fangio, the five time F1 world champion (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957), was his idol. A talented mechanic, he built his own Formula 3 race car which attracted the attention of the famous race driver. To continue his dream he moved to Modena, Italy in 1983, the cradle of sports automobile production.
There he joined Lamborghini, where he acquired enormous experience before going on to found his own company, Modena Design, specializing in working with carbon-based materials. During these long years he was to develop his personal supercar project, showing his initial designs to Fangio in 1992, just three years before legendary driver's the death.
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