The first Zonda Roadster was completed just a few days before leaving for the Geneva Motor Show in 2003. Horacio had been conceiving an open-top version of the Zonda Coupe since the original designs of the ’90s. The Roadster was equipped with an ingenious carbon roof with folding struts and canvas rear window, which could be quickly assembled even by one single person.
The rigidity was preserved thanks to a significant revision of the central cell. This version had an even more obsessive attention to details than the coupe, outlining an exclusive hallmark of the Pagani cars that will be a signature for all future production. The most significant components of the new interior were the roll-bars behind the seats, framing the hi-fi system speakers.
The power button appeared on the gear stick, together with the new 19″ forged aluminum wheels boasting the exclusive design of Modena Design. On the rear bonnet two large windows allowed the view of the engine through Lexan sheets or wire mesh.