If you never heard about the Pagani Zonda Aether until now, don’t worry too much about it, neither did we. But starting now you will get to hear a lot about it as the Zonda Aether was auction for $6,812,500 – making it the most expensive Zonda ever sold.
Just like any other Zonda, the Aether is powered by a 7.3-litre AMG V-12 engine that delivers a total of 749 horsepower combined with a six-speed manual transmission and a really bloody loud exhaust. What differentiate it from the rest of the Zonda cars is the “Aether” letters engraved onto the air boxes, the use of the exposed carbon-fiber and a painted Cinque-inspired red stripe and matching highlights.
The exposed carbon fiber is beautifully finished, with the wings and sides finished with a lacquer, and the central section and lower sides and skirts of the body left in matte, further highlighting the stunning shape of this Zonda. The aerodynamic features of the Aether take strong cues from the Zonda R, with an R-style front splitter, dive planes, side skirts, and a large rear diffuser.
Further Zonda R–inspired features include the rear brake ducts along with front wing louvers first seen on the Cinque. As one of the last Zondas built, the Aether also benefits from recent Pagani styling with Huayra roadster-inspired aero details above the rear lights, sat beneath the imposing ‘760’-specification rear wing. Finishing off the exterior features are the stunning black forged alloy wheels with contrasting red centre-lock wheel nuts, all with carbon-ceramic brakes and red Brembo calipers.