Horacio Pagani’s Car Collection Is Missing Out on the Porsche 917

Horacio Pagani loves his Zondas but still desires the Porsche 917.

By Simon Boseman

Published July 8, 2024

Horacio Pagani’s Car Collection Is Missing Out on the Porsche 917
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Pagani founder, Horacio Pagani has a net worth of millions of dollars and he is using it for his passion for cars. He has bought multiple high-end and rare automobiles from brands like Porsche, Ferrari, and Ford. Furthermore, Horacio also likes old vintage and classic cars. and has kept several of them in his Argentina garage. That being said, here is a list of Horacio Pagani’s car collection which is mainly divided into Non-Pagani and Pagani cars.


Non-Pagani Car Leonardo and Christopher, Collection

Horacio Pagani owns multiple cars across top brands of the automotive industry which include the following.

 

10. Ford GT Heritage Edition

Drive claims that Horacio Pagani was the first person to order the second-generation Ford GT in Europe. His Ford GT Heritage Edition is in red. The same color as the LeMans winning 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV’s red color. This model has also been spotted outside the Pagani factory.

2017 Ford GT Heritage EditionSpecs
Price$1.2 Million
Powertrain3.5L Twin-Turbo V6
Horsepower647 hp
Torque550 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 mph3.0 seconds
Top Speed217 MPH

The 2017 Ford GT Heritage Edition was limited to the 2017 model year and only 27 units were made. According to pictures, Pagani has the #1 model. Besides that, the 2017 GT Heritage Edition paid homage to the GT40 Mark IV race car from 1966.


9. Ford GT Gulf Limited Edition

In his Top Gear interview, Horacio confirmed that he owned the Ford GT Gulf Limited Edition. The claim was again proven to be true in a 2020 video posted by Pagani Automobili’s YouTube channel. 

In the video, Horacio is sitting with his back facing the Ford GT Gulf Limited Edition and talking about “the impact of the American car culture” on him.

2006 Ford GT Gulf Limited EditionSpecs
Price$557,073
Powertrain5.4L Supercharged V8
Horsepower550 hp
Torque500 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 mph3.3 seconds
Top Speed215 MPH

Pagani has always talked passionately about the original Ford GT40. He is impressed by the car’s design and the purpose for which it was built. Basically, to defeat Ferrari. That being said, Horacio doesn’t own the GT40 model but he does have a modern version of it in the form of the Ford GT Gulf Edition which has Gulf Oil-inspired livery.


8. Porsche 935

Horacio is a Porsche enthusiast as he has repeatedly expressed his linking to cars from the German brand. His favorite car is the 917 model. However, as per his interview with Robb Report, he doesn’t own one. However, the Horacio Pagani car collection does include the Porsche 935 (Type 991, Gen. 2) model to compensate for the space for the 917. 

2019 Porshce 935Specs
Price$1.5 million
Powertrain3.8L Twin-Turbocharged Boxer-6
Horsepower700 hp
Torque553 lb-ft
Transmission7-Speed PDK dual-clutch automatic
0-60 mph2.7 seconds
Top Speed211

Porsche launched this car in the autumn of 2018 to recreate the nostalgic feeling of the original Porsche 935 from the 1978 LaMans race which was named the Moby Dick. The car is based on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The car is limited to only 77 units. That being said, Pagani’s 935 has been spotted at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023 event. 


7. The Custom Mustang “Eleanor”

In a YouTube video titled “The Impact of the American Car Culture on Horacio Pagani” posted by Pagani Automobili, Horacio can be seen sitting in front of his GT Gulf Edition and another gray-colored car which appears to be the rather infamous “Eleanor”, the custom Mustang from the “Gone in 60 Seconds” (2000) film. However, we can’t confirm whether it is the same model or not. That being said, the following table highlights the specs of the regular 1967 Shelby GT500. 

1967 Ford Shelby Mustang 

GT500 “Eleanor”

Specs
Price$495,000 to $1 million
Powertrain5.7L V8
Horsepower385 hp
Torque377 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 mphNA
Top SpeedNA

From his interviews, we know that Pagani has great admiration for classic American cars. He loves Camaros and Mustangs. Hence, it won’t be surprising that he owns one of the alleged 11 Eleanors which were made using the Shelby GT500 as the base. 


6. Porsche Cayman GT4

The 2017 Porsche Festival at Autodromo Marco Simoncelli saw the arrival of several Porsches from Pagani’s garage and the Cayman GT4 in red paint was among them. Horacio personally drove the car to the event. Having said that, the base price of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 was $84,600.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4Specs
Price$84,600
Powertrain3.8L Flat-6
Horsepower385 hp
Torque309 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 mph4.1 seconds
Top Speed183 MPH

The Porsche Cayman GT4 was not only accompanying Horacio but also his wife Cristina Pagani. Meanwhile, the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder were driven by the couple's sons Leonardo Pagani and Christopher Pagani.


5. Porsche 918 Spyder

In 2015, for the Ultracar Sports Club track day, Pagani showed up with his latest blue 918 Spyder. Besides his new car, he also brought the Zonda S with his son who did some laps with his dad's Porsche on the track, as per Marchettino from YouTube.

2015 Porsche 918 SpyderSpecs
Price$1.8 million
Powertrain4.6L V8 with dual-electric motors
Horsepower887 hp
Torque944 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed PDK dual-clutch
0-60 mph2.6 seconds
Top Speed211 MPH

The current average value of the mid-engine plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder is $1.8 million. All 918 units of the Porsche 918 Spyder were made between 2013 and 2016. The color on Horacio's 918 Spyder is "Sapphire Blue Metallic”.


4. Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition

The White Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is one of Pagani’s favorite cars and he has some sentimental attachment to it. After all, he was the one who worked on its exterior restyling before leaving Lamborghini and founding his own company. Besides that, apart from the Anniversary Edition, Pagani has also built the 1987 Countach Evoluzione, the LM002, and some other models.

1989 Lamborghini Countach 

25th Anniversary Edition

Specs
Price$475,798
Powertrain5.2L V12
Horsepower448 hp
Torque369 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 mph4.7 Seconds
Top Speed183 MPH

Pagani always loved the Countach. He has also told Drive-My that he had a black poster of the car in his bedroom. Having said that, the current average value of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is around half a million dollars, according to Classic.


3. Porsche Carrera GT

In 2017, at the Porsche Festival at Autodromo Marco Simoncelli, Horacio showed up with his family members and a couple of Porsches. He also brought his beloved silver Carrera GT with him. According to The Supercar Blog, Pagani’s Carrera GT doesn’t have factory specs as it has been customized. Now it is the ‘Carrera GTZ by Zagato’. Reportedly, only six such models were made. However, this customization is yet to be confirmed by Horacio himself. 

2005 Porsche Carrera GTSpecs
Price$448,400
Powertrain5.7L V10
Horsepower605 hp
Torque435 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 mph3.9 seconds 
Top Speed206 MPH

According to reports, at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, Horacio was quite impressed when he saw the original Carrera GT Concept Car's powertrain and chassis. Having said that, the Carrera GT was a limited production model, and only 1,270 units were made. The base price of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT is $440,000. 


2. Jaguar E-Type Roadster

As a child, Horacio found the E-Type highly interesting. In a YouTube video interview with the Pagani Automobili channel, Horacio takes us down memory lane. He talks about how in his childhood a wealthy gentleman used to possess this car and frequented his neighborhood.

Pagani would follow that vehicle to the parking lot where the car was kept just to get a look at it. Even Enzo Ferrari once said that the Jaguar E-Type is the prettiest-looking car of all time. 

1963 Jaguar E-Type 

Roadster

Specs
Price$145,341
Powertrain3.8L Inline-6
Horsepower265 hp
Torque260 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 mph6.3 seconds
Top Speed145 MPH

Before the founder of Pagani got his hands on the E-Type in 1995, he bought a small toy model from Bburago in Italy which looked exactly like the Jaguar he has. Meanwhile, the average valuation of the 1963 Jaguar E-Type roadster is around $145,341.


1. Ferrari F12tdf

In 2017, the dark red Ferrari F12 TDF with a golden alloy wheel was added to the Pagani collection. It is one of the favorite cars that Horacio owns. He has been spotted driving this car more often than others from his garage. Having said that, the base price of the Ferrari F12tdf (tour de France) was around $621,000.

2017 Ferrari F12tdfSpecs
Price$621,000
Powertrain6.3L V12
Horsepower769 hp
Torque519 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 mph~2.8 seconds
Top Speed211 MPH

For his interview with Top Gear magazine at Pagani factory, Horacio came in his brand white striped Ferrari F12tdf. The car has a bright red paint job on the exterior while the interior features ray-leather upholstery with the Ferrari logo stitched in red on the headrests. That said, Horacio's Ferrari is one of 799 F12tdf units that were meant for global sale. 


Pagani Collection

Horacio's company has made numerous high-performance cars since its establishment in the late 1990s. He has kept some of the models for himself but the Pagani car collection is dominated by Zonda models.

 

8. Pagani Zonda S 7.3

The Zonda S 7.3 is one of the early models in Horacio’s personal collection of Pagani cars. In 2014, he rode with a representative of Carfection (formerly known as XCar) from YouTube. During the video, Horacio explained how one doesn’t need to be a hero to drive the Zonda S 7.3. However, he did add that something along the lines that being a skilled driver would help. 

Pagani Zonda S 7.3Specs
Price$930,000
Powertrain7.3L V12
Horsepower547 hp
Torque553 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 mph3.6 seconds
Top Speed220 MPH

To display what kind of a mechanical wonder the Zonda S 7.3 was, Horacio put down the 6th gear directly from the second one. The gearbox shifted smoother than butter without any jerk. The car growled the entire time as if it was announcing its arrival like a Lion roar. 


7. Pagani Zonda F

The Pagani Zonda ‘F’ was dedicated to Juan Manuel Fangio. He was a legendary Argentine racing driver and Horacio Pagani’s mentor. Pagani wanted the car to be as light as possible. As a result, it ended up establishing a record in 2007 on the Nürburgring race track. 

Pagani Zonda FSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain7.3L V12
Horsepower594 hp
Torque560 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 mph3.6 seconds
Top Speed214 MPH

The Pagani Zonda F coupe was limited to 25 units. However, later 25 units of the Zonda F Roadster were also produced and each had a starting price of around $1.4 million. Both models had a big V12 engine. 


6. Pagani Zonda Cinque

The Pagani Zonda Cinque was a road-legal love child of the Zonda R and the Zonda F. The Zonda Cinque project started as a request from a Hong Kong customer, Pagani claims. In total, only five such models were produced, one of which sits in Horacio’s car collection. According to reports, the car sits in the Pagani Museum in San Cesario sul Panaro with many other models produced by the company. 

Pagani Zonda CinqueSpecs
Price$325,000
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower740 hp
Torque524 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
0-60 mph2.7 seconds
Top Speed233 MPH

Horacio Pagani who is famously called the “renaissance man” claims that the initial Zonda model was “inspired by the track cars of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s”. Hence, it is likely that even in Zonda Clique's case, Pagani improved the mechanical hardware and design while drawing inspiration from older race cars. 


5. Pagani Zonda R

The Zonda R established several records including the Nürburgring lap record of 6 minutes 47 seconds. According to Horacio, the Zonda R is “not merely a track car”. He adds “For Pagani, it represents an important laboratory for new materials and technologies, and also aerodynamic research.”

Pagani Zonda RSpecs
Price$325,000
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower740 hp
Torque524 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
0-60 mph2.7 seconds
Top Speed233 MPH

The Pagani Zonda R was made to test new tech for the Huayra model. The car ended up outperforming the Ferrari 599XX and became the latest production-derived record holder. Including the later Zonda Revolućion iterations, only 15 Zonda R models came out of the Pagani factory. When it was launched in 2009, the Pagani Zonda R had a starting price of around $1.5 million.


4. Pagani Zonda 001 / Pagani Zonda C12

Yes, the very first Zonda production car, the Zonda 001 or Zonda C12 is owned by none other than the founder of Pagani, Horacio Pagani himself. It was first showcased to the world at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show. However, it remains an inspiration for future Pagani cars to this day.

Pagani Zonda 001 / 

Pagani Zonda C12

Specs
Price$325,000
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower443 hp
Torque435 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 mph~4.0 seconds
Top Speed185 MPH

The Zonda C12's silvery exterior was inspired by the Group C’s Silver Arrows models by Mercedes Benz. In 1999, the carbon fiber monocoque body-equipped Pagani Zonda C12 had a base price of around $325,000. Now in 2024, it is worth over $3.5 million. 


3. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

According to Horacio Pagani's interview with Top Gear magazine, "there is a Zonda for almost every version" his company has made. That being said, the following table highlights some of the specs of the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta.

Zonda HP BarchettaSpecs
Price~$16 million
Powertrain7.3L V12
Horsepower789 hp
Torque627 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed sequential
0-60 mph2.8 seconds
Top Speed221 MPH

In 2018, Horacio Pagani led a convoy of Paganis in London. He was driving his Zonda HP Barchetta. Every onlooker was amazed by seeing 8 Zondas and 2 Huayras parked up on Sloane Street. Having said that, one of the rarest cars in the Pagani garage is the Zonda HP Barchetta model which is valued at around $16 to $17 million.


2. Pagani Huayra BC Roadster

The Pagani Huayra BC Roadster has a special place in Horacio’s collection. After all, he was awarded the ADI Premio Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass Award) in Milan for the Huayra Roadster BC project. Furthermore, while addressing this project, Horacio has said that “an extreme inspiration drawn from the beauty and scientific research in all its forms”.

Pagani Huayra BC RoadsterSpecs
Price~$ 3.5 million
Powertrain6.0L Twin-Turbocharged V12
Horsepower791 hp
Torque775 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed sequential
0-60 mph3.3 seconds
Top Speed235 MPH

The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC was a limited production model and only 40 units were made. Having said that, Horacio Pagani has been spotted driving the Huayra BC Roadster not only in Milan but in Monaco as well.


1. Pagani Imola

In regards to Imola, Horacio has said, “Imola has gifted us extraordinary victories and terrible tragedies, which we shall never forget.”. Then he added, “Imola is like life: there is daytime and there is nighttime, there is light and there is also darkness.”. He considers his new building as the sacred place for every racetrack fan, according to his interview with Pirelli. 

Having said that, the Imola Roadster is limited to 8 units and each track-focused car has a base price of around $ 5.4 Million.

Pagani ImolaSpecs
Price$5.4 Million
Powertrain6.0L Twin-Turbocharged V12
Horsepower827 hp
Torque811 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed sequential
0-60 mph2.5 seconds
Top Speed240 MPH

Horacio named the car after the racetrack in the city of Imola, Italy where he went to see the Formula 1 Grand Prix race in 1983 with his wife, Cristina Pagani. Having said that, the founder of Pagani was spotted with his silver Imola roadster at an event in Milan, Italy in 2022. 


Honorable mentions:

In his interviews, Horacio has gone into detail about how American cars have shaped his perspective. That is why, Horacio Pagani's car collection in Argentina which houses nearly 30 cars has several classic and vintage American cars. Each of them is a car that he has seen as a child. However, it is important to note that details about his possessions are scarce. We will be updating the following list as soon as Horacio decides to lift the veil. 

 

4. 1932 Chevrolet Confederate

From the Drive and Top Gear articles and Pagani’s love for vintage cars, we know that he has multiple old Chevrolet models. Although we can not confirm yet if he certainly owns the 1932 Chevrolet model, the chances are still high. After all, the 1932 Chevrolet Series BA Confederate deserves to be part of Horacio’s car collection. The 1932 Confederate had beauty and presence on the road. 


3. Ford Model A Roadster 4-door

The Ford Model A Roadster 4-door is among many vintage and classic machines that are sitting in Pagani’s Argentinian garage. The Model A is a preferred car for collectors and even hot rod enthusiasts who seek to flirt with an old body and put new mechanical hardware in it.  


2. 1949 Buick Roadmaster

Horacio Pagani’s liking is not limited to vintage and classics from Ford and Chevrolet. He also admires the cars produced by Buick and other brands. Hence, it is hardly a surprise that he owns a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. According to Drive, he was interested in the car after he saw it in the movie “Rain Man”. The exact specs of the car like many others are yet to be made public.


1. 1925 Ford Model T

The 1925 Ford Model T is staying in Horacio Pagani’s Argentinian workshop. Reportedly, he restored the vehicle after buying it from the original owner. 


FAQs

How many cars does Horacio Pagani have?

In total, Horacio Pagani has around 50 cars. It includes 30 vintage and classic cars that are stored at his Argentina garage.

How many Pagani Zonda models does Horacio Pagani have?

Horacio Pagani owns almost every iteration of the Zonda model. So far we are that he owns 6 Zonda models which includes Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta, Pagani Zonda 001 / Pagani Zonda C12, Pagani Zonda R, Pagani Zonda Cinque, Pagani Zonda Cinque, Pagani Zonda F, and Pagani Zonda S 7.3

On which cars Pagani worked on when he was with Lamborghini?

When Horacio Pagani was working with Lamborghini, he worked on 1987 Countach Evoluzione, the LM002, and more.

Horacio Pagani likes which car brands?

Horacio Pagani is fan of Ferraris. However, he is an avid Porsche and Ford enthusiast as well.

Does Horacio Pagani like American cars?

Horacio Pagani loves American cars. His favorite American car is the Ford GT40. Furthermore, he has a collection of 30 classic and vintage cars from Ford, Buick, Chevrolet, and other brands.

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Priyanshu Gupta

June 5, 2024

Great article

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Suraj

July 4, 2024

So rich