For the second weekend in a row, the car market is talking about the sale of a bespoke Pagani Zonda. This week, RM Sotheby’s took care of this week’s headlines, securing a $6.05 million hammer price for a Pagani Zonda Aether. Jumping from $4 million to $5 million, and eventually to $6 million, it took further offers before the gavel fell at $6.05 million.

The Pagani Zonda Aether had been given an estimate of $4.5 million – $5.5 million ahead of the auction. As a reference, it had the Pagani Zonda Riviera‘s sale at $5.5 million last weekend.

The Aether is fitted with the full ‘760’-specification 7.3-litre V-12 engine which delivers a full 749 bhp. The Aether’s biggest draw is the fact it is one of few Zonda Roadster’s, it also features a six-speed manual transmission. Other special features include the Zonda HP Barchetta/Huayra BC–style seats, deletion of interior door handles, replaced by leather pull straps, a large starter button in the centre console, LED rev counter, extra oil gauges, and a gear selection read-out.

Elsewhere, it was a mixed bag of results, RM secured the sale of a McLaren P1 GTR for $2.05 million, a little below its pre-auction estimate. At the other end of the spectrum, a McLaren Senna GTR, one of the first to leave the factory, hit the stoppers at $1.15 million, failing to reach its reserve and falling short of its $1.4 million sticker price.

The Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2002 car hit the second-highest price of the day. Hammering at $5.9 million, the proceeds of sale go to a charitable cause. It exceeded its lower estimate by $400,000.

The list of no-sales included a Maserati MC12 at $2.4 million, a Diablo GT at $640,000, a Diablo 6.0 at $475,000, a Ferrari F40 at $1.3 million and Lamborghini Concept S at $1.1 million.

A Koenigsegg Agera R fell dramatically short of its $2 million lower estimate, struggling to get to its $1.2 million hammer price. It sold with no reserve.


  1. I’m happy to see that Pagani is in demand, and fully understand why there’s just not enough market around all the McLaren’s they are putting out, no matter how good the car is on it’s own right. What surprises me thought is the no sale of F40!


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