Because Supercars Aren’t Enough, Pagani Just Invented Its Own Fabric
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.
2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster
Pagani debuted the Huayra in 2012 as the replacement for the aging Zonda, despite the fact that the manufacturer continued to roll out special edition Zondas through 2014. The Huayra name may sound odd at first, but it is based on the God of the wind, Wayra Tata, from the era of the Inca empire. The Huayra coupe was limited to only 100 units and has been sold out since 2015, but since then, Pagani has launched the hardcore BC version and a handful of unique, bespoke models. In 2017, Pagani introduced the Huayra Roadster, a drop-top with bespoke chassis and features.
Reports of a roadster version started circulating shortly after the coupe debuted, with initial reports claiming a release was planned for 2016. That obviously didn’t happen, but the Italian firm confirmed that the open-top supercar will make its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Come February and the Huayra Roadster unveiled itself to the world.
Unlike other supercars in this expensive niche, the Huayra Roadster isn’t just a hacked-up coupe. Instead, the Italian manufacturer prepared a healthy power increase, made it lighter than the coupe, and gave it a revised chassis with bespoke settings. Granted, the Huayra is already expensive, so it’s only natural to ask yourself whether the Roadster is awesome enough to warrant its massive price tag? Find out more about that in the review below.
Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster.
2017 Pagani Huayra BC
Although it’s been around since 2012, the Pagani Huayra didn’t spawn more than a few special-edition versions until 2016. But as soon as all 100 units of the supercar were sold, the Italian carmaker began working on new iterations of the model — the Huayra Roadster and a more hardcore version of the coupe. While the former didn’t break cover until 2017, the latter surfaced the Interwebz in a teaser image on December 2015 and made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Fitted with an uprated V-12 powerplant, a new transmission, revised aerodynamics, and a race-inspired interior, the Huayra BC was named after Benny Caiola, one of the first Pagani customers, as well as a good friend of Horacio. So, while the Zonda F was dedicated to Formula One ace Juan Manuel Fangio, the Huayra BC was developed in honor of Caiola, who owned several Zondas, including a Zonda F, which was regularly driven by Horacio himself.
Not only the most powerful and aerodynamic coupe version of the Huayra ever developed (the Roadster models has a more powerful engine), the BC is also the most exclusive, being build in significantly less units than the original supercar. But more on all that in the review below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Pagani Huayra BC.
Exclusivity and fast cars have gone hand in hand for years. Corvettes, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bugattis all have both factors in common and to an increasing degree as the list progresses. However, There’s one car maker, and more specifically, one car model, that oozes with the sort of bespoke rarity only found in artistic works from the likes of de Vinci or Michelangelo; the Pagani Zonda Revolucion.
The Zonda Revolucion is Pagani’s greatest iteration of the Zonda supercar and will likely be the last. This last hurrah of greatness for the nameplate that dates back to 1999, the Revolucion is a hyper version of the already-hyper Zonda R.
Like the Zonda R, the Revolucion’s power comes from an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V-12 that churns out an amazing 800 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. A central monocoque carbon-titanium chassis and carbon fiber everything keeps the Revolucion’s weight down to a skimpy 2,358 pounds.
Supercars like this aren’t usually built in great quantity, which holds true in extreme form for the Revolucion. Only five were ever made. The one you see pictured above is number two, delivered to its owner in Japan in 2013. Number five, however, is headed to the Geneva Motor Show in early March to show off one last time before being delivered to its lucky owner.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Pagani Zonda Revolucion #5.
YouTube user, Marchettino, has already brought us two amazing video from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but it seems he was a real presence in Geneva and has more video to reveal. The latest video he posted presents the new Pagani Huayra equipped with the over-teased Sonus Faber sound system. The model presented at the show was also equipped with the optional Track Pack, which includes a new carbon-fiber front spoiler that delivers additional downforce.
The new Sonus Faber sound system has been specially designed for the Huayra and it features new carbon cones, neodymium magnets and speaker diaphragms in a special ultra-light carbon fiber. It delivers a total of 1,200 watts, which is triple the amount of power when compared to the audio system currently offered in the Huayra.
Don’t get us wrong, we like the new sound system offered by Pagani, but we were hoping for something bigger.
When Pagani unveiled the first teaser video for the Geneva Motor Show, we were expecting something big for the show, but the second teaser proved us wrong. Now it’s official: Pagani will not offer any special-edition supercar for the show; all we are going to see is a new sound system developed by Sonus Faber.
This new sound system has been specially designed for the Huayra and it features new carbon cones, neodymium magnets and speaker diaphragms in a special ultra-light carbon fiber. This material helps the sound system deliver extreme rigidity, but in the same time they keep the total weight to the minimum. The new Sonus Faber delivers a total of 1,200 watts, which is triple amount of power when compared to the audio system currently offered in the Huayra.
Thanks to the new system, both passenger and driver will enjoy a rich sound experience. The system also allows the customer to configure the Huayra cabin depending on his personal needs.
Overall, we are impressed by this new sound system, but did Pagani really need to tease a freaking sound system so much? Oh well, guess it was important to them…
At the beginning of February, Pagani started a game with us, as it unveiled the first teaser video for a surprise it has prepared for 2013 Geneva Motor Show and invited us to decipher the clues. Today the game continues with a new teaser video that reveals pretty much nothing. Of course!
It does bring into focus one important name though, Sonus Faber - a name wheel know for those interested in top end audio. So, what does this mean? Most likely, that it’s not the Huayra Roadster model that Pagani will bring to Geneva.
Instead, the new teaser video makes us think we will see in fact a new Huayra special edition developed in cooperation with Sonus Faber. Or is Pagani just upgrading the Huayra with a new set of speakers?
We will have the answer to all these questions pretty soon.
Now that the Super Bowl is done, we can all go back to our regularly scheduled programming.
And look what greeted us. Pagani is asking us to figure out the clues from their new teaser, which certainly looks like a new supercar that will make its debut soon. We don’t know if it’s a Huayra Roadster or a special edition Huayra, but they do offer a number of clues that could lead us to a hypothesis afterwards.
The first indication that this is a new supercar is the presence of Huayra exhaust pipes, which is not that uncommon for a supercar of the Huayra’s stature. From there, we see snippets of mesh and some scissors, a dude putting a cover on a box, a shot of some fancy screws, the brake discs getting mechanically machined, a close-up shot of the red leather seat, and finally, another dude inspecting a finished piece of glass.
After all of that, we’re still nowhere near figuring out what Pagani’s trying to tell us. We do know it’s a supercar, unless Pagani is going into the sedan market (Yes, that’s sarcasm). We’re also confident that it’s scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Other than that, we’d love to get more clues, general!
The introduction of the Pagani Huayra came and went rather quickly, and although videos of the super car have been sprouting all over the internet, it’s nice to see that Pagani was working on a special edition to revamp its exquisiteness. The Huayra Carbon Edition joined the Huayra White Edition in the short list of special models offered by the Italian sports car manufacturer.
The Carbon Fiber Edition obviously uses tons of carbon fiber to set it apart from the standard, but that’s where the differences end. The model has dropped its usual paint job in favor of carbon fiber coating, with the same material also being used for many of the interior elements starting with the dashboard and going up to accents on the premium leather seats.
Aside from the carbon fiber extravaganza, the Huayra Carbon Edition maintains all of the standard Huayra’s luxurious amenities, including its twin-turbocharged V12 engine. This engine is good for 700 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque and in the standard model, will sprint the super car from 0 to 60mph in just 3.3 seconds up to a top speed of 230 mph.
Pagani is making some serious waves at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with the showcase of not one, but two special edition Huayra super cars.
One of the Huayra’s is called the White Edition, joining the Carbon Edition at the Geneva floor. Though not as eye-catching as the carbon fiber clad Huayra Carbon Edition, the Huayra White Edition is nonetheless another example of how smoking hot the Italian supercar is.
Best we can tell, the pristine white finish of this particular Huayra matches well with the naked carbon fiber body panels on the car. Add that to the fact that this is one of the fastest machines on the planet and it makes the car that much more drool-worthy.
And just in case you’ve forgotten what its capable of, the Huayra is powered by a 6.0 liter Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V12 engine that produces a staggering 700 horsepower and puts out a whopping 730 lb/ft of torque. Those ridiculous figures allow the Huayra White Edition to cover 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds while hitting a top speed north of 220 mph.
Before the highly-anticipated Pagani C9 makes its debut in God-knows-when, the Italian supercar maker has decided to satiate our appetites once more with a very special edition Zonda that is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
Created as an homage to the Italian equivalent of the British Red Arrows Display team, known as the "Frecce Tricolori", the Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which pretty much based on a Zonda Cinque, is a special edition Zonda that is built from a special carbon-titanium weave left bare except for a clear blue lacquer coating.
In addition to that, the Zonda Tricolore also come with a unique set of LED running lights and an exclusive red, white, and green trim - signifying Italy, of course - that runs up from the nose of the car all the way up along the top of the car’s surface.
Now, if you’re curious to know just how rare this special edition car is, consider the fact that Pagani is building all but one model of it and, to top it off, it’s priced at a bank account-depleting 1.3 million euros, or in the language of the Benjamins - $1.75 million
UPDATE 06/04/2010: Check out the new video of the Pagani Zonda Tricolore by clicking on the image above. It’s only about a minute long, but displays the Tricolore in all of its beauty.
We’ve been getting excited about the Pagani Zonda R coming to Geneva, but as it turns out the track-only car will have to share Pagani’s stage. The Zonda Cinque will also peek its head at the motor show this week.
The Zonda Cinque is basically a Zonda R with the production numbers halved (five total expected) and is road legal. Just like the Zonda R, the Zonda Cinque will share little parts with the similar-looking Zonda F. Some of the main elements that distinguish the Cinque from the F will be the improved aerodynamics in front and the intake scoop on the roof.
More power is also expected for this latest road-going Zonda. 678 hp from a V12 engine was first reported back in June, but since the Zonda R makes 750 hp, we may be able to expect more from the Cinque. We’ll get all our answers later this week in Geneva.
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!
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.
Bad news for Zonda fans. The Pagani Zonda R will not be on the roll call of next month’s Geneva auto show. The track honed, 750 hp supercar made entirely of carbon fibre, will sit out another auto show as Zonda are busily working on more important projects having neglected this one. Only 10 of these will ever be made and maybe thats what has caused this disappointment?
Zonda needs to sell all the 10 to cover the entire cost of the project and it seems like they haven’t. A few are still waiting for buyers and only when they are bought, Zonda would be able to proceed to the next step and subsequently, the launch. Either a strict company policy or the unavailability of a display car has resulted in this decision by Zonda.
Nevertheless, production of these ten units will begin next month. The ultimate track car will compete with the likes of Ferrari FXX and will come with a price tag of 1.2 million euro.