Here’s What Randy Pobst Has to Say After Test Driving the Pagani Huayra
The BC is powered by the Huayra’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine but the power is up by 25 horsepower and there’s more torque too, all kept in check by a more aggressive aerodynamic package. Now it’s time for road racing veteran Randy Pobst to tell everyone about the time when he got to try out a member of the supercar world’s upper echelons with all the others also in attendance.
We’ve Finally Learned Just How Extreme the Pagani Huayra Imola Really Is
Remember that cool, black and orange Pagani Huayra Imola that damn near broke social media when TopCar released a few images? Well there’s another one that’s just as extreme, a little less colorful, and – apparently – China bound. This specific model is one of the four remaining models and all the information and pictures comes from Pagani China. More importantly, though, we’ve learned more than we’ve ever known before about this ultra-rare, modified Huayra. Hint: It’s the most powerful Pagani ever built.
One could argue that the Pagani Huayra was one of the best supercars of the 2010s, but that argument only holds water up to 2017 when Pagani unleashed the Huayra BC. It’s based on the standard Huayra but features an improved V-12 engine, revised aerodynamics, and a race-inspired interior. That V-12 under the hood is good for 739 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque (the roadster has 753 ponies) while 60 mph comes in as fast as 2.8 seconds. Since this AMG-powered beast is a very limited model, we decided we should show it some screen love and decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. We’ve posted our favorite wallpaper below, but there’s a whole gallery at the bottom of the page that you can sift through to find your favorite.
The Pagani Imola Is Extreme in All the Right Ways
Pagani isn’t the biggest supercar brand in the world. It’s not even the most popular one. But when it comes to producing extreme and hardcore limited edition models, the Italian supercar brand takes a back seat to absolutely no one. Case in point: the five-piece Pagani Huayra Imola. It’s named after the famous Italian race track that has hosted countless Formula One races in its own long and storied history. Truth be told, we’ve all been alerted of its development for some time now — it was even rumored to carry the name “Dragon” — but Pagani’s unveiling of the first of five Huayra Imolas at a private event in Switzerland still left us in a state of awe and incoherence. For good reason, too. This is the Pagani Huayra Imola, folks, and it is, quite arguably, the most extreme interpretation of the Huayra supercar we’ve ever seen. Pagani will only build five units of the Huayra Imola. We still don’t know the identities of most of the owners, but we do know that one of the five Huayra Imola models — number 1 of 5, too — belongs to Oleg Egorov, the man behind the Russian tuning outfit Topcar Design.
Pagani Has an EV in the Works and Even an SUV, but What Does That Mean for the Legendary V-12?
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.
Boutique carmaker Pagani Automobili has joined forces with CSR 2 in unveiling the stunningly sexy Huayra Roadster BC both online and offline. We’re not surprised, though, because we are living in the digital era, where people can witness events from the comfort of their couch. It goes the same with the Huayra Roadster BC’s launch - fans of the CSR 2 franchise get to try out the car on their smartphone, while the 1% and select members of the press get to see it in the metal.
Think You Know What’s Next For Pagani? Think Again!
Italian automaker Pagani is a rare breed in the supercar world. Unlike other exotic brands, Pagani has not only stayed relevant in the game, but it’s also thrived in it despite building only two models — the Zonda and the Huayra — in the last 20 years. The Italian automaker’s formula? Rebuilding existing Zondas and Huayras and turning them into unique one-off creations. The strategy has worked out well for Pagani as customers continue to ask unique and special modifications to the Huayra and the Zonda, and as long as the demand is there, Pagani is willing to oblige. It looks like that demand isn’t going away anytime soon so prepare yourselves for more one-off Huayras and Zondas to enter our lives in the future. Turns out, Pagani’s not done with either of these two models.
Here’s Your Chance to Own the First Pagani Huayra Roadster!
The Pagani Huayra Roadster is one hell of a car, and what makes it all the more special is that it is limited to just 100 units worldwide. The Huayra Roadster is based on the Huayra coupe and includes one huge improvement - unlimited headroom. Now, the very first example, chassis No. 001, is up for sale on James Edition. You can have it to call your own, assuming, of course, that you’re not afraid to ask how much the seller wants for it.
Top 10 Most Blasphemous Models To Turn Into An EV
The world of EVs is ever growing, and as we near a time when there will be no gas to fill our tanks, we realized some of the world’s best-sounding and glorious engines will have to be ditched in favor of electric power. Think of an electric Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, or Lamborghini... does it sound good? Or rather, does it make any sound at all?
With the advent of electrification in the business of car building, you see every major manufacturer scramble to put together a lineup of eco-friendly electric vehicles as a statement of their forward-thinking plans and their bias towards the future of mobility. It all looked foolish almost 20 years ago when Honda introduced the original hybrid Insight, which was shortly followed by Toyota’s Prius, but today, this seems to be the trend that will sell. For some, it might be a marketing ploy to appease a new section of the market, but you can’t dismiss the trend altogether.
Audi just took the wraps off its first fully-electric car, the E-Tron. Mercedes was doing the same just a few weeks ago with its EQC, and just about any manufacturer you can think of has a mid- to long-term plan for at least hybrid, if not electric. For instance, Aston-Martin is looking forward to the year 2030, by which time the British manufacturer’s stable should be made up exclusively of electric cars. Ferrari, well-known for their devotion to making their cars sound perfect, is planning a 60 percent hybridization of its lineup in just four year’s time. You can imagine a Ferrari EV isn’t that far off in the future, then.
All this got us thinking - which cars would you never want to see without a growling V-8, or maybe a high-revving V-12 under the hood? Which car’s move from gas to electric sounds like blasphemy to you? We know there is a Mustang-inspired sports utility vehicle coming from Ford in 2020, and the pony car itself might go electric in the future, so how does that make you feel?
Read on to learn about our top 10 cars that would be blasphemous to turn into EVs.
Pagani Previews Its Version of an Airplane Cabin and It Is Glorious
The result of Pagani’s partnership with Airbus Corporate Jets came to life at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the Italian automaker showcased a scale model of its Infinito cabin. The mock-up is a bespoke interpretation of what a Pagani-designed airplane cabin could look like in the future. Neither Pagani nor Airbus Corporate Jets have given a timetable on when the Infinito cabin will come to life.
2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon
Pagani dropped a surprise at “The Quail — A Motorsport Gathering” event over the weekend when it unveiled the latest special edition Huayra Roadster, called the Gyrfalcon. Named after the White Gyrfalcon, the largest of all falcon species, the Huayra Roadster lives up to its namesake with a color scheme that matches the majestic colors of the bird of prey. The Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon is a one-off model, and there’s a good chance that it already has an owner.
Video: Another Look at the Pagani Huayra L’Ultimo
The final Pagani Huayra just arrived stateside, and car fans are drooling over its custom body and interior treatment. Dubbed the L’Ultimo edition, the Pagani is currently on display at Prestige Imports in Miami, Florida, and exotics fan/YouTube personality Mario Vergel decided to check it out for himself. This is what he found.
The video is 6 minutes, 33 seconds in length, and includes shots of several other supercars and sports cars, including the Porsche GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT4, LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder, and of course, Vergel’s BMW M3. However, if you just wanna jump straight to the Pagani, skip ahead to the 4-minute, 39-second mark.
The video gives us a glimpse off the Italian monster in full HD as it spins on its pedestal, showing the goods from just about every angle.
For those of you who may be unaware, the L’Ultimo is an extremely limited edition of the supercar - in fact, it’s a one-off model that was custom built for one lucky Pagani customer. Continue reading to learn more about it.
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You Can Buy a Pagani Huayra Roadster for $25k a Month
Unveiled in early 2017, five years after Pagani debuted the coupe model, the Huayra Roadster is arguably one of the most spectacular supercar you can see on the road today. However, because only 100 were built, spotting one outside supercar meetings is as difficult as it gets. And buying one is equally hard, not only because they cost $2.4 million before options, but mostly because all 100 units are already accounted for. But if you missed your chance back in 2017, Putnam Leasing has a deal for you. As weird as it may sound, you can buy a Huayra Roadster through a car lease program with only $25,339 per month.
It’s been more than a year since the Pagani Huayra Roadster was released and now we’re getting our first glimpse at the Huayra BC Roadster – the lighter, more powerful, go-faster version of the Huayra with unlimited headroom. These are the first spy shots we’ve had the pleasure of seeing and we don’t think that’s it’s quite ready for production yet. Keep reading to see more shots and learn a little more about it.
Meet the "L’Ultimo" - The Final Production Model of the Pagani Huayra All Dressed Up in Hamilton-Inspired Livery
Six years after production of the Pagani Huayra started, the Italian supercar is all set to say goodbye with a final production model. Fittingly, the last-ever coupe version is saying adios with a bang, specifically in the form of a special edition model, called “L’Ultimo.” Like most special edition Paganis, the Huayra L’Ultimo is a one-off bespoke project that carries its own unique identity. In this case, the Huayra L’Ultimo pays homage to Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One race car.
All Pagani Huayra BC And Huayra Roadster in America Are Being Recalled
Recalls happen all the time in the auto industry. What’s rare is when the automaker that’s doing the recall is a niche Italian supercar brand that’s known more for building some of the most gorgeous cars on the planet. But alas, strange things happen in this strange business, which is why, of all auto brands in the world, Pagani is recalling all 2017 MY Huayra BC and Huayra Roadster supercars in the U.S. All 16 of them.
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.
Pagani has a Huayra Successor and an EV in the Works!
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.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A New One-Off Pagani Zonda Is On The Horizon
Just when you thought it was safe to assume that the Pagani Zonda will now get to rest in peace, those assumptions are once again getting thrown out of whack because a new one-off Zonda is about to be unveiled. At this point, thinking of the Zonda as a departed model has turned into a futile exercise. It’ll always be around for as long as there’s someone out there willing to pay for an opportunity to get one. That seems to be the case with this new one-off Zonda, which comes to us by way of Pagani and Russian tuner TopCar.
Judging by the visible presence of TopCar’s shark logo in the photos, this particular one-off Zonda appears to be some sort of collaboration between the Italian automaker and the Russian tuning company that’s known in the new world for some racy exotic tunes in the past. The full details on the nature of the build have yet to be revealed, but the project itself has been billed as an “original car,” suggesting, it seems, that this particular Zonda is a new model and not a reconfiguration of an existing model like the three other one-off Zondas that have already made their debuts this year. Regardless of its roots, this new one-off Zonda will live up to the legacy of its one-off predecessors as a bonafide head-turner. It already looks the part of a legitimate one-off, and at this point, the only thing it needs now is a fancy nickname.
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Watch the 2018 Pagani Huayra BC Blast Around A Racetrack
Pagani has a rich history over its relatively short lifespan. When the Zonda debuted in 1999, it sent shockwaves up Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and everybody else’s spine. Now nearly 20 years later, the Huayra is the darling of this small Italian automaker. But some say the Huayra needed more soul.
Enter: the Huayra BC – a car so sharpened beyond the original that Motor Trend’s new host, Jethro Bovingdon, suggests its basically a new product. The BC’s body is made from titanium-reinforced carbon fiber, a material that’s not only stronger but lighter, helping the car shed 291 pounds. The BC only tips the scales at 2,685 pounds. And then there’s the engine. The AMG-sourced 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 makes 60 more horsepower for a total 753 at 6,200 rpm and 811 pound-feet of torque at only 1,000 rpm! The power is managed by a revised seven-speed, auto-clutch manual transaxle hanging off the mid-mounted engine. Naturally, power is sent only to the rear wheels as God and Pagani intended.
Well, Bovingdon is no stranger to driving high-horsepower missiles around a track, so his commentary on the BC is rather telling. The video is an incredibly fun and educational watch, especially since it’s filmed inside Pagani’s headquarters and assembly room in San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy, just outside Modena. And don’t forget to check out TopSpeed’s coverage of the Pagani Zonda, Huayra, and Huayra BC.
What is the Cheapest Pagani?
There is no cheap Pagani. By design, a Pagani cannot be cheap as the high-end craftsmanship that goes into each and every car built at the company’s headquarters in San Cesario Sul Panaro, Modena, Italy. Having said that, when introduced, the Huayra Coupé was available from $1.4 million in the US making it a lot more expensive than it originally cost in Europe where it was available from just $997,000. To put it into context, the recently released Huayra Roadster BC costs $3.5 million, a whopping $900,000 more than the standard Huayra Roadster.
What is the Sportiest Pagani?
All Paganis are sporty since all are supercars. However, with so many special editions having been made over the years of both the Zonda and the Huayra, some are more potent than others. Currently, the sportiest Huayra that’s not a one-off is the Huayra BC Roadster of which 40 will be made. Each comes with a twin-turbocharged V-12 under the hood developing 791 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 774 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 rpm. The Huayra BC Roadster is more powerful than theHuayra BC Coupé that delivers ’only’ 750 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.
What is the Most Popular Pagani?
When Pagani thought about introducing the then-newly-released Huayra in the US, the company thought it’d only sell about eight units a year so it’s hard to call any Pagani ’popular’. To put it into perspective, Pagani sold about 40 cars in 2018 and that includes some special-edition models including the Zonda HP Barchetta. Having said that, you must remember that there’s no Pagani that can come even close to being referred to as ’mass-produced’. For instance, the Pagani Huayra Roadster in standard trim was limited to only 100 units and all were spoken for before the end of 2017. This means, in a way, that any Pagani is popular since all of them sell out rather quickly, regardless of price tag. Historically speaking, however, the model that sold the most is the Zonda as some 200 have been built over the years (including the track-only versions).
What is the Most Expensive Pagani?
The price of a Pagani depends a lot on how much its owner wants to make it his or her own. In other words, Pagani’s extensive personalization program can double the price of a Huayra if you can afford it. However, the most expensive Pagani (without adding taxes or any other customer-requested gizmos) is the BC Roadster with a price tag of $3.5 million.
What is the Fastest Pagani?
All Paganis are ludicrously fast by default. However, the fastest of the lot is the Huayra BC with a top speed of 238 mph. The one-off Huayra Pearl is said to go even faster as it’s significantly more powerful than the Huayra BC (1,350 horsepower) but no reliable source has come forth with a number.
Are Pagani Cars Reliable?
While you aren’t meant to daily-drive a Pagani, they seem to be more reliable than one would expect from a hand-built supercar. One of the first Pagani Zondas built in 1998 that has been used for years by the factory as a rolling testbed showed approximately 680,000 miles on the odometer as of 2013 when the car was retired from its duty as a test mule and restored by Pagani.