Spotted: Pagani Zonda C12-S Roadster in Sydney

Posted By on March 15, 2011 in Automotive, Spotted | 11 comments

Spotted: Pagani Zonda C12-S Roadster in Sydney

Pagani Zonda C12-S Roadster

It was back in April 2007…

I don’t know why I have waited almost four years to post the photos of the amazing Pagani Zonda on my website, but they have finally made it!

I remember the day I spotted the only Pagani Zonda in Australia very clearly: it was nice and sunny and I was walking towards the train station at the end day. I usually walk past the Sheraton Hotel as there is often something nice parked in the valet area… Maserati’s, Ferrari’s, the occasional Lamborghini or an Aston Martin but as I was getting closer, I could see something quite extraordinary… a small crowd had formed and I could see bright yellow bits and pieces sticking up in the air… Is it? …Could it be?

And yes, there it was, right in front of me, with everything open and up, it looked like Bumble Bee from Transformers, halfway through transforming into a car.

This car is one of the most talked about cars in Australia, arguably together with the Koenigsegg the only two hypercars in the country.

I had seen numerous photos of this particular car and was absolutely stunned to see it parked at the Sheraton Hotel. You can say I have waited a long time for this moment. The only Pagani Zonda one in Australia, on the streets, right in front of me!

With shaky hands, I started taking some photo’s with my trusty little compact camera. The car was getting quite a lot of attention not just from me, but other bystanders were admiring this incredible car. Little kids were posing in front of it for their parents and other car fanatics were drooling over the AMG V12 displayed under the open hood.

I was unfortunately only able to take a few photos of it before it left and then it vanished in Sydney’s traffic pretty quickly. I’m looking forward to the day where our paths will cross again…

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This car was also on display at the Australian International Motor Show in 2008, where I took some better shots of it:


Pagani Zonda in Sydney
Pagani Zonda in Sydney
Pagani Zonda in Sydney


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  2. Penny September 27, 2014

    OMG. Saw this beauty today, 26-09-14, in Sydney’s innerwest fuelling up in a petrol station. Asked the owner if I could take a photo, and he very nicely obliged with a smile. I was totally star struck, it was insane.

  3. Dean June 5, 2014

    If you know of any Pagani Zonda owners in Victoria? I have the plates ZONDA for sale: $1200 … Cheers!

    • Frank Burns March 7, 2016

      This is not only Zonda in the country. Good luck selling your plates.

  4. harrison September 2, 2013

    hey saw this car at The tennis ranch gladesville on sunday. Came in and bought a few things, such an amazing car

    • cel September 6, 2013

      That’s great, I hope to see it again soon as well!

  5. Marc November 28, 2012

    I saw this automotive masterpiece driving yesterday through the back streets of North Sydney.
    I also have been waiting to see this car driving on Sydney streets and yesterday I popped the cherry.
    Simply awesome!

    • cel November 28, 2012

      Good to hear it’s still being driven around. I haven’t seen it since I took these shots (the photos were taken several years ago already), would love to see it again! Coolest car in Australia? Definitely!

  6. Emily March 20, 2011

    Hello cel, I am interested in this also. (Please see my latest article for more info.) Your article is great to read, you’ve most definitely provided me with some food for thought.

    Best wishes ;-D, cars2scrap.

    • Frank Burns March 7, 2016

      I work with the guy at his Sydney Dealership!

      • Keith June 29, 2016

        It is my 14 year old sons ultimate, ultimate dream just to say he has seen it in real life. Any advice ? Will travel 100’s of miles if need be just to see it. Would be ecstatic just to see it from 50 metres away if that’s all he can see. He loves his fast cars. He’s ticked off La Ferrari, Lamborghini Aventador SV, McLarens etc etc?

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