Because Supercars Aren’t Enough, Pagani Just Invented Its Own Fabric
It’s called the Pagani Fabric, and you can see it on the Huayra Roadsterby Kirby Garlitos, on
Pagani is known as an Italian automaker that’s responsible for giving us the Zonda and Huayra supercars. Now, it’s taking its influence to a new level with what’s called the Pagani Fabric, a new and innovative material that was created through a combination of technical fabric and high elastic modulus carbon fiber components. In other words, it’s a sophisticated material that Pagani plans to use as the soft top roof of the Huayra Roadster.
The two brands wanted to create an innovative and sophisticated soft top roof that can be used on the Huayra Roadster.
The creation of this new material didn’t just happen overnight for Pagani. It worked tirelessly at it, and it even had help from Italian motorcycle protective gear company, Dainese. Together, the two brands wanted to create an innovative and sophisticated soft top roof that can be used on the Huayra Roadster.
The process of creating didn’t come easy either, something Pagani founder Horacio Pagani explained in a press release. “Creating the reserve soft top for the Huayra Roadster was a real technical challenge,” Pagani said. “Our goal was to provide customers with a folding roof solution, one that takes up minimal space when stored in the car. The soft top was conceived as a lightweight, resistant tenso-structure, in which every single element contributes to carrying out the overall function through tension.”
The result of the collaboration between Pagani and Dainese is a fabric that has predetermined folding areas that allow the fabric to follow the folds of the structure when the roof is closed
The result of the collaboration between Pagani and Dainese is a fabric that has predetermined folding areas that allow the fabric to follow the folds of the structure when the roof is closed. According to Pagani, this material not only ensures minimal storage space but, more importantly, it’s durable enough that the fabric won’t suffer from any wear and tear over a long period of time.
For now, Pagani plans to use the material on the Huayra Roadster, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year. It’s fitting, then, that the automaker is returning to Geneva this year to showcase the fabric on a Huayra Roadster. Moving forward, Pagani plans to use the Fabric on future open-top supercars that it builds. Considering how many one-off models it also builds for specific customers all over the world, don’t be surprised if the fabric starts popping up often.
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