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Pagani Has an EV in the Works and Even an SUV, but What Does That Mean for the Legendary V-12?

Pagani Has an EV in the Works and Even an SUV, but What Does That Mean for the Legendary V-12?

Pagani is going to make some serious changes to the company’s formula within the next decade

Pagani has established itself as one of Italy’s most well known makers of opulent super- and hypercars and part of what made its creations so popular was the V12 engine that powered them. The engine itself is made by Mercedes-AMG for Pagani, and while the current Huayra’s twin-turbo V-12 is not as loud or characterful as the naturally-aspirated V-12 heart of the older Zonda, it’s still an integral part of the experience.

But now we have news that Pagani is looking to shift its focus away from the V-12, at least in part, since its founder and CEO, Horacio Pagani, has confirmed the company is working on a fully-electric hypercar. Not only that, but Mr. Pagani has also admitted he’s been pondering whether or not to make an SUV for a long time and now that his company’s relationship to Mercedes is so tight and fruitful, he might actually push forward to make it happen.

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Pagani has a Huayra Successor and an EV in the Works!

Pagani has a Huayra Successor and an EV in the Works!

The successor will even have a manual transmission

Pagani has always been a one-car-at-a-time producer, but a new report says that the revered automaker will actually turnout two cars alongside one another. One car will be an EV, a car that was confirmed by none other than head honcho, Horacio Pagani, who said there is a team of 20 people working on the project. That model is due by 2025, but it’s not the only big piece of news coming out of Pagani today. A news site known as Autodato claims that Pagani is developing a successor to the Huayra that will have, among other things, the option for a manual transmission.

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Pagani Teases Mystery Huayra: Video

Pagani Teases Mystery Huayra: Video

New hardcore supercar is underway

It’s been less than a month since Pagani introduced the hardcore Huayra BC at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, and the Italian supercar maker is already working on a new iteration of its AMG-powered machine. The news comes straight from Pagani itself, which just released a 30-second video teaser through its official YouTube channel. And, while the clip doesn’t reveal much about this upcoming model, it’s intriguing to say the least.

We already know that Pagani is preparing a roadster version of the sold-out coupe, but we’re 100-percent sure that the model in the teaser is something different. First, because the supercar appears to sport a hood scoop, which can’t be fitted on a convertible and would make for an awkward design on a targa. Second, Pagani says the vehicle was crafted for Refined Marques, a British supercar dealer known for selling Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bugatti models, among products from other brands.

That being said, this could very well be a bespoke Huayra that’s either based on the BC or built to a new configuration. The fact that the standard Huayra is already sold out makes a good case for this scenario. Then there’s the roof scoop, which is a novelty for the Huayra and an element Pagani previously offered on track-only supercars such as the Zonda R. That’s not to say Horacio is necessarily working on a race-ready Huayra, but whatever this is, it should sit atop the Huayra BC in terms of power and aerodynamics.

All we can do for now is wait for more details, but the massive amount of carbon-fiber and the "transparent" blue shown in the teaser suggest that something really exciting is on the way.

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Pagani Teases Hardcore Version Of The Huayra

Pagani Teases Hardcore Version Of The Huayra

It’s been more than three months since Pagani began testing a more hardcore version of the Huayra, and the Italians have finally confirmed that a new supercar is underway. Unfortunately, the announcement only came in the form of a teaser, and while the image is pretty artsy, the vehicle is still wearing its strange QC-code-pattern camouflage.

The three images seen here were published on Facebook between Christmas and New Year’s and all have one thing in common: a Huayra with a massive rear wing. Since the standard car didn’t receive such an aerodynamic element, it’s only safe to assume that the vehicle we’re looking at is an improved, faster version of Pagani’s current supercar. How fast? Well, we don’t have actual figures to run by, but given the fact that the regular supercar needs about three seconds to hit 60 mph and tops out at 230 mph, the proper term is "holy cow!"

Pagani has yet to reveal whether this new model will get a power increase or if the improvements will be the result of enhanced aerodynamics, but we do know that the winger Huayra will be released in limited numbers. The Italian shop plans to build only 20 units, all of which will only be sold to Huayra clients. This will make it not only extremely exclusive, but also incredibly expensive. Given that a Huayra can fetch around $2 million, the limited-edition supercar could cost close to $4 million depending on options.

The only hint we received with the latest teaser is the "#huayrabc" hashtag, which might suggest that the supercar could be called Huayra BC. However, it is not yet known what BC stands for and it could be just a marketing scheme rather than a moniker. We should find out more about it soon enough, as the supercar will most likely be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show this March.

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Pagani Will Build New Factory For The Huayra Roadster

Pagani Will Build New Factory For The Huayra Roadster

Now that Pagani has sold its allotment of 100 Huayra supercars (although Mr. Pagani might build you one more if you ask nicely and have plenty of cash), the company has begun work on its next model. The Huayra Roadster is slated to debut in 2016 and will be built at a new, larger factory, not even 200 meters away from Pagani’s current facility near Modena, Italy.

Speaking with Netherlands’ De Telegraaf Autovisie, Pagani spokesman Luca Venturi said the new factory will open in September, with a capacity of between 200 and 300 cars per year. That’s quite a jump from Pagani’s current output, which is normally in the low double digits. Despite the new factory’s larger capacity, the Huayra Roadster will also be limited to 100 units to maintain exclusivity. But, the new factory could have broader implications for the Huayra’s replacement.

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2015 Pagani Huayra Nurburgring Edition

2015 Pagani Huayra Nurburgring Edition

While the aging Pagani Zonda continues to receive one-off, special-edition models, the Huayra has yet to spawn one, not to mention that the Roadster version is still in the works as of June 2014. But fear not, the Huayara is soon to receive the love it deserves from Pagani in the form of a Nurburgring Edition.

That’s the word from a TeamSpeed forum user, who got the chance to sit down and talk to Pagani test driver Davide Testi. The Italian ace had no trouble in spilling the beans about the Huayra’s production plans, and, apparently, they include a limited-edition, track-focused version set to carry the Nurburgring Edition moniker. Only 15 to 25 units will be built, making it one of the rarest supercars ever created.

No additional details are available on this mysterious Huayra, including whether it will be track-exclusive like the Zonda R or not, but expect this rocket to wear a serious aerodynamic kit consisting of a reworked front fascia, a massive rear diffuser and a huge rear wing on the edge of its rear hood. Interior changes will most likely include FIA-compliant racing seats and harnesses, a race-spec steering wheel and even a roll cage.

As with most track-prepped cars, the Huayra Nurburgring Edition is also set to go on a severe diet, with both the chassis and body to ditch more than just a few pounds. Naturally, the beastly 6.0-liter, V-12 heart powering the wheels by means of 730 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque will become even more potent. Expect 0-to-60 mph times to drop below the 2.6-second mark and brace yourselves for a lightning-fast Nurburgring lap record.

Nurburgring Edition aside, the source also reveals that Pagani is looking to build 110 Huayra coupes and 110 roadsters. We have a hunch these will be followed by a bevy of special edition and unique versions.

Click past the jump to read more about the Pagani Huayra Nurburgring Edition.

**Note: the current Huayra is pictured here, not the Nurburgring Edition.

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Pagani Huayra Roadster will be Unveiled in the Next 24 Months

Pagani Huayra Roadster will be Unveiled in the Next 24 Months

In the three years since the Pagani Huayra made its debut, Pagani has been a little gun shy on building special-edition models of the supercar. It was a far departure from the Huarya’s predecessor, the Zonda, which had its fair share of special edition models. But according to Autoblog, that’s about to change because Pagani is already planning to build a roadster version of the Huayra, and its coming in the next 24 months.

It’s still not a special-edition model like the ones the Zonda had, but it does give the Huayra that sort of variety it’s been missing since making its debut in 2011. Pagani spokesman Luca Venturi confirmed the company’s plans, and while he stopped short of spilling all the beans about the Huayra Roadster, all signs seem to point to the car receiving the same mechanical features as its coupe counterpart.

So if you’re wondering, there’s a good chance that the Huayra Roadster will come with the same AMG-sourced 6.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-12 engine that produces 730 horsepower. A seven-speed, sequential transmission is also expected to be part of the mechanical framework of the supercar, as is the likelihood of a folding hard-top like the one we saw on the Zonda Roadster that debuted back in 2005.

It’s a welcome development for fans of the Pagani Huayra and that includes us. We still held out hope that something like a Huayra Roadster was in the pipeline even if it became apparent that Pagani wasn’t in a rush to build one. But now that there’s confirmation of it, we’ll definitely keep an eye on its development.

We’re just hoping that the two-year timeframe is accurate, because like everybody else, we’ve already waited for the Pagani Huayra Roadster long enough.

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Pagani Huayra Options List Includes Eye-Watering Custom Paint Prices

Pagani Huayra Options List Includes Eye-Watering Custom Paint Prices

About the Pagani Huayra we know a lot of things, except maybe the most important one: price and optional features. However, a leaked document is now also disclosing these features, so all we need now are the money to buy it.

A base Huayra is priced at €1,050,000 - or about $1,4 million at the current exchange rates. Of course this can be considered a reasonable price, when you consider the amount of power, the price for the competition and the fact that you are indeed buying a Pagani supercar.

However, things can change literally when you take a look at the options prices. For example a full carbon body work is priced at €112,500 - or about $151,700; chancing the color of the wheels will add another €3,500, or $4,700, while adding a premium leather interior will cost you an additional €7,900, or $10,650. So, with a few updates here and there the price for your Huayra can easily go up to about $2 million - which is not so cool.

To remind you, for the money you will get a supercar powered by an AMG sourced V-12 engine that delivers a total of 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. With this power the Huayra will go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 230 mph.

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2011 Pagani Huayra

2011 Pagani Huayra

In the world of supercars, you have many different players. Ferrari is the technological wonder child, while Lamborghini is that school bully that developed a bit of common sense with age.Aston Martin is the sophisticated gentlemen spy that can charm any living thing with a single word. Then, you come to Pagani, the new boy. These cars don’t feature any sophistication or old world charm. Yet, their radical designs and outrageous performance have placed them in the top tier of the supercar tree and now, we have a new version, the C9.

In the world of follow-ups, this one is massive. Sort of like the Godfather II following the Godfather. The Zonda was the car that made Pagani into the company you see today. Automotive journalists loved it and the base version spawned many different special editions and one-offs like the Zonda F and Cinque. It was like nothing ever seen before. The Zonda’s development was evolutionary, but the C9 that will replace it will be revolutionary.

UPDATE 03/15/2013: Pagani has unveiled a new promo video for its Huayra supercar. Called simply "God of Wind" the new video is just an attempt to bring the supercar back to our attention. Enjoy!

Hit the jump for more details on the Pagani Huayra.

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Electrodynamics Concept by Antonio Bruno Skips the Brand and Focuses on the Car

Electrodynamics Concept by Antonio Bruno Skips the Brand and Focuses on the Car

Here’s another go-around into the future with yet another design study based on an electric sports car. The only difference is that this study wasn’t put together by students as a final project, but was designed by none other than Pagani interior/exterior designer, Antonio Bruno. His project, the Electrodynamics Concept, features a design made of unstructured volumes and, of course, an electric powertrain.

The Electrodynamics is much like any other sports car in that it has a very aerodynamic shape. That shape is then visually broken up by black and white exterior features and a set of futuristic wheels. When talking about the exterior design of the concept, Antonio Bruno said: "The absence of a brand reference has contributed to the free forms and is totally devoted to aerodynamic influences and perceptions typical of product design. The upper dome is formed from a tinted acrylic component that stretches up to the front bumper, where it could hide the additional headlights."

We can go on about the look of the car, but the real focus is the origin of power. The future is obviously in electric cars so this concept is destined to be powered by four permanent magnetic electric motors placed inboard and connected to the wheels via drive shafts. What these motors will do for performance times is obviously unknown at this point.

Whether we’ll actually see this independent design study out on the streets is highly doubtful. However, the redeeming factor of having designers who can come up with studies like this is that it gets everyone’s brains to churn out better and better ideas for the future and that is always a good thing.

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Horacio Pagani sets release of Huayra Roadster by 2014

Horacio Pagani sets release of Huayra Roadster by 2014

When the Pagani Huayra first took our breath away at the Geneva Motor Show, our first thoughts were about what we’d have to do to make enough money to buy this Italian hyperbeast. When we realized that we’d probably have to hit the lottery to be able to afford the Huayra, we immediately shifted our focus from starstruck fan to professional journalist and began to wonder if a roadster version of the Huayra will be released in the future.

Turns out, according to Horacio Pagani himself, it’s not a question of ’if’ as it is a question of ’when’.

In an interview with Autoblog Argentina, the man behind Pagani Automobili bared the company’s plans of building a drop-top Huayra. When asked if there was going to be a future Huayra roadster, Pagani answered in so simple terms: "Yes, surely there will be a model Huayra Roadster in approximately three years."

So there you have it, folks. While we’re not all that surprised to find out that a Huayra roadster is going to be in the production block soon, it still helps to get confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth.

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US-based customer to get special one-off Pagani Zonda HH

US-based customer to get special one-off Pagani Zonda HH

Pagani has been making the headlines recently and for all good reasons. After setting the fastest lap at the Nurburgring race track with the Pagani Zonda R– okay, it’s not a road legal vehicle, but fast is fast, right? – Pagani just might have another one-off supercar in the works.

These teaser photos, which come courtesy of the folks from Teamspeed, look to be a special edition Zonda called the ‘HH’ and will, apparently, be owned by an American who is currently collaborating with Pagani to build his own personal dream car. Wow.

The supposed owner also gives a few details about the supercar, including the custom paint job that will come with it. From what we heard, the custom supercar will come in a Monterey Blue paint finish or something resembling it.

The Zonda HH will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 engine that produces over 680 horsepower that’s similar to the output of Pagani’s other super machine, the Zonda Cinque.

As for the materials found on this one-off machine, they include a carbon titanium tub, a ceramic-titanium exhaust, and a carbon-ceramic braking that will make the Zonda HH even lighter – somewhere in the neighborhood of 30% - than the standard Zonda.

We didn’t know that someone could design his own supercar with the help of Pagani. But hey, that’s what having tons of money will do for you…

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Pagani works on smaller model

Pagani works on smaller model

Horacio Pagani, founder of the Argentinian exclusive sports car brand, has announced that the company has plans for a lighter model. It is a possible V8 model set to be unveiled in 2015. Pagani plans to build around 400-500 units, each carrying a price tag of € 500,000 (around $625,000 at the current exchange rates).

However, the company’s full attention right now is focusing on the future C9 supercar that is set to be revealed at the end of September at this year’s Paris Auto Show. The C9 will feature a redesigned rear diffuser featuring twin instead of quad exhausts, a brand new air intake behind the clear engine cover, and a bluff front nose section. Under the hood there will be an AMG sourced 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 producing around 700bhp and 1000Nm of torque. This will sprint the car from from 0 to 62mph in less than three seconds and on to a top speed of more than 220mph.

Unlike its predecessor, the C9 will also be sold on the American market.

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2010 Pagani Zonda F new spy shot

2010 Pagani Zonda F new spy shot

Pagani will give the first major changes to the decade-old Zonda starting next year. LeftLaneNews brought today new spy shots of the future Zonda F testing in North America. The car will keep a similar body to the current design, but will add a wider grille, sleeker looking headlights, revised rear end, and a new engine air scoop.

Under the hood the engine will likely be borrowed from the SL65 AMG Black Series. In the Zonda, the 6.0-liter V12 should deliver 661bhp and over 700 lb-ft of torque. This isn’t the only rumored engine. It could also be 7.3-liter V8 from the current Zonda F, or the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 from the Mercedes SLR 722. What is known is that it will be a Mercedes-based AMG motor making between 600 and 700 horsepower, which should be good for a 0 to 60 time around 3.5 seconds.

The car will finally officially be imported to the U.S. shores sometime next year. At that time expect to pay between $650,000 and $800,000.

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Pagani confirms C9 for 2010

Pagani confirms C9 for 2010

Pagani is currently building an all-new factory that’s three times bigger than the existing facility. The new factory will be ready by 2010 when the new C9 is scheduled to be launched.

Pagani will increase production from the currnt 16 units a year to 60 units, so it represents a big investment for the company. Development of the C9 is progressing well with four prototypes currently undergoing 800,000km of durability testing.

It’s rumored that the C9 will be powered by a new AMG engine, designed exclusively for the Pagani model.

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Pagani C9 spy shots

Pagani C9 spy shots

Pagani is preparing to launch a new model. Internally known as the "C9", the supercar is designed for the USA and the Japanese markets and will go on sale in late 2009, after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

Pagani will continue its cooperation with AMG, but this time the model will not be powered by the 7,3-liter V12 engine. Instead the C9 will be powered by either a 6,2-liter V8 or a 6,0-liter V12 biturbo engine.

As you already know Pagani will increase production from the current 16 units a year to 60 units a year, so you might be a bit more lucky if you want to drive a Pagani next year!

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V8 AMG for the Pagani C9

V8 AMG for the Pagani C9

The future supercar from Pagani, internally known as the C9 will be probably powered by a V8 AMG engine. We think that because a recent spy video shows the C9 test-mule with a noticeably quieter exhaust system.

The future C9 will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show and will be sold on new markets including Japan and USA.


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Pagani announced new supercar

Pagani announced new supercar

Even if Pagani didn’t finished the Zonda R in time for the Geneva Motor Show, that doesn’t mean the Italian supercars-maker doesn’t have ambitious plans for the future: a new supercar was announced to be launched next year. The future model, internally knows as the C9 will be powered by a V8 engine and will replace the current Zonda.

According to Pagani the production of the current Zonda supercar will be closed in less than a year because the 7.3 liters V12 AMG engine will no longer be available.

The future C9 will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show and will be sold on new markets including Japan and USA. In the same time with the launch of the new model, Pagani will also launch a new plant which will have a capacity of 60 units a year.

But until next year, the limited edition Zonda R is expected to be unveiled. This will be powered by a V12 engine that will deliver 750 hp. It will be limited to only 10 units.

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Pagani Zonda R?

Pagani Zonda R?

Horacio Pagani, the visionary author of this design, a master in the working with carbon fiber, has managed to create the nearly "perfect car" (the perfection does not exist). This design has been conceived to vanish from the track supercars like Enzo, Mc12 and many others from this territory.

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