This is one of those supercars you have to appreciate or maybe not… there is zero grey area here. Either you love it or hate it! The car in question is the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta and the model is from high-end manufacturer BBR executed in 1:18 scale. Considered one of the most expensive cars in the world, at last account $15 million, this limited edition Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta only saw three go into production. One of which is owned by Pagani founder Horacio Pagani, a gift to him on his 60th birthday. Exterior styling isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The chopped roof and rear wheel covers aren’t traditional Zonda, but each adds a level of sophistication that is unmatched. Well, we think so. Do you like it or hate it?
As for the model, the exterior side is absolutely impressive. Where do we start? Carbon fibre work is layered in both Blue and traditional Black, the level of detail as well as the application is top-notch. Zero, repeat zero flaws on the exterior side. With a model with an asking price north of $600 CND, we’re happy to see all exterior side openings are capped with metal grilles, even the depth of various aero bits provide a substantial level of detailing and attention. Quite impressive! Photo-etched bits are plenty and scattered throughout. Some include exterior mirrors, door locks, rivet work and more.
Is the model perfect? Well, first, thumbs up to BBR for providing some of the exhaust workmanship through the rear (see photos below), though none of the accompanying suspension bits are shown. At this price point, a few more pieces to the puzzle are definitely welcome, and the space is available too. The upper rear taillight/aero colour is slightly too Red unless there’s an optional colour choice, they should be darker in appearance.
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta interior is stunning overall but does lack some depth in certain areas, specifically the rear section. For instance, single-arm (backside) that supports each speaker isn’t available, and the centre commemoration plague which signifies “1 of 3” could have been better executed in metal or at least shape the area with more clarity to reasonable the original. And last, the Pagani logo is missing on the door sill on either side.
In short, this is an exceptional model that also includes an exceptional price tag, one that many won’t stretch their collecting budget for. BBR lives in a niche neighbourhood, one that caters to collectors looking for exterior excellence. And that they have achieved with the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta. Enjoy the pics!
Hate is such strong word. I don’t hate the car but it is not my cup if tea. The lack of purity of its lines, the complicated details, the over abundance of details and colors is quite striking. Looks like the pure and beautiful Zonda was turned into an ultimate baroque version with a surrealist twist.
As a model it is not cheap but considering that other BBR models are much simpler, without carbon fiber finish and so many details for a similar price I’d say this one is actually not a bad deal. If you dig it of course.
Dear DS Team,
Please remember that not all collectors or visitors of this website do instantly know what scale this model is (1/18). So it would still be appreciated when such mandatory information is mentioned.
This is 1:18. We usually comment if the scale differs from 1:18. Edited to help others. Thanks.
Those headlights look hideously weird.
You know what, we were going to comment here but we gave them a pass based on the photos we stuided.
The lens look wider than what is found on the actual car though
Too much. Of everything. I don’t even know where to start.
LOL, that’s what makes it so brilliant!
I’m still one of those naive dreamers who believe Almost Real will release their full open Zonda one day…
Yes, announced many moons ago and still, nothing has been delivered. This will be a great placeholder until then…
She is gorgeous in my opinion, so cannot wait for mine! I wish the side mirror screws were real like AutoArt did them with the Zonda R, though this is probably more practical. Does anyone know whether this is P18161A, A1 (looks like it) or the latest A2? And also what are the differences between the 3 runs? I have a hard time spotting the differences besides the location of some screw stickers.