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We've Finally Learned Just How Extreme the Pagani Huayra Imola Really Is

We’ve Finally Learned Just How Extreme the Pagani Huayra Imola Really Is

It’s limited to just five cars, and it took for the second to come to life to learn more about it

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.

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The Pagani Imola Is Extreme in All the Right Ways

The Pagani Imola Is Extreme in All the Right Ways

It’s the kind of car you admire from afar but are too scared to get close to

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.

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2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon

2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon

This is arguably the most beautiful one-off version of the Huay Pagani has ever created

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.

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Meet the "L'Ultimo" - The Final Production Model of the Pagani Huayra All Dressed Up in Hamilton-Inspired Livery

Meet the "L’Ultimo" - The Final Production Model of the Pagani Huayra All Dressed Up in Hamilton-Inspired Livery

This is is for the Pagani Huayra Coupe

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.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A New One-Off Pagani Zonda Is On The Horizon

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A New One-Off Pagani Zonda Is On The Horizon

Could this be the first one-off Pagani Zonda that has aftermarket contributions?

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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2017 Pagani Huayra Americano

2017 Pagani Huayra Americano

A new one-off Pagani finds its way into America

From the automaker that has turned one-off creations into something of a business in of itself, Pagani is back at it again with yet another exclusive creation. It’s called the Pagani Huayra Americano, and it’s actually here in the U.S., specifically at Pagani’s own dealership in Newport Beach, California. Even better; it’s actually for sale, though like most one-off Paganis, the price for this exclusive Huayra is on a need-to-know basis.

Pagani Newport didn’t disclose too many details about the Huayra Americana, saying only that it was delivered in the latter half of 2016 and only has 488 miles on its odometer. It’s also stock #0019 and carries the VIN ZFGK58739Kl09300L. There’s no price tag on the car, but that’s to be expected considering that this is a one-off model that underwent a lot of custom touches to validate its name. Regardless of what new digs are in the car, don’t expect it to come cheap. For one, those 488 miles are close enough to be considered new. Then there’s the prestige and exclusivity that comes with being an owner of a true one-off Pagani Huayra. All that considered, expect this car to fetch north of $2 million at the very least.

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2016 Pagani Huayra Tempesta

2016 Pagani Huayra Tempesta

The Huayra gets an optional kit that gives it better handling and a new exhaust system

Pagani has been known to create some pretty wild vehicles. I mean look at models like the Zonda Revolucion and the Huayra BC, for example. They are clearly two of the wildest machines created, but now Pagani is stepping things up for the Huayra coupe with a new package. Dubbed the Pacchetto Tempesta, the kit is offered as an option on new Huayra models or as a retrofit for those of you who already own a Huayra.

This new package comes with aerodynamic enhancements as well as a few other upgrades that will help improve the car’s handling and driving characteristics. According to Pagani, the kit provides “more responsive behavior,” and reduced body roll and pitch, providing a “sporty yet comfortable driving experience.”

The real shocker about the whole Pacchetto Tempesta’ package is the invoice that comes with it. With a price tag of €160,000, or about $182,480 at current conversion rates. So, for the price of this upgrade kit, you could get yourself a new McLaren 540C or even a new Porsche 911. So, with a price that high, let’s take a good look at the kit and see what makes it worth that much money.

Updated 08/23/2017: We added a series of images taken during the car’s auction at the 2017 Monterey Car Week where it was sold for $2,420,000.

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2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Pagani’s expertise in one-off Zondas reaches a crescendo with the HP Barchetta

As a company that has become no stranger to dazzling one-off creations, Pagani is back at it again with, well, another one-off Zonda masterpiece. This time, though, the Italian automaker didn’t build one for a deep-pocketed customer with far too much wealth for his own good. This ultra-exclusive Zonda, called the Zonda HP Barchetta, is for the man who launched Pagani in the first place, Horacio Pagani.

It’s been a long road for the Pagani Zonda to get to this point. It was launched all the way back in 1999 and while it was eventually replaced in 2011 by the Huayra, it’s remarkable run has continued in the form of one one-off model after another, including recent introductions like the Fantasma Evo and the Riviera. The HP Barchetta follows in this tradition and while it is technically a “three-off” – three models will be built – its place secure as one of the most unique Zondas in Pagani’s history. There’s a lot to the Zonda HP Barchetta that justifies its status as a different beast compared to its contemporaries, even by the completely exclusive standards that Pagani’s Uno-di-Uno division upholds. It adopts many of the unique styling features that previous exclusive Zondas had and adds to it with design elements that we’ve never seen from Pagani, be it on the Zonda or the Huayra. It’s fitting then that the HP Barchetta gets these “new” upgrades since these three models are likely to be the last Zondas to be created. I know that Pagani has towed that line numerous times in the past, but if it decided to finally send the Zonda to the shed, the Zonda HP Barchetta is a pretty good final send-off.

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2017 Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo

2017 Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo

Twelve years of history and it still looks like a dream in 2017

If cars could tell stories and write books about their lives and what they’ve been through, this particular Pagani Zonda would have a New York Times best-seller on its hands. See, it may look like a brand-new Zonda that Pagani has kept under lock and key in Italy, but it’s actually far from new. Strip away the new body and what you get is a 12-year old car that originated as a Zonda F. True story.

Now it’s christened as the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo and it looks resplendent in dark red carbon fiber. Even in its new guise, this car’s history is as rich as any Pagani model in history. It’s been through a crash that left it short of the scrap heap. It’s been sent back to Pagani for nips and tucks more times than even the owner can count. It’s changed names a handful of times, too, first as the Zonda F before being renamed the Zonda SH to account for the owner’s initials. From there, it became the Zonda Fantasma because it apparently has a nicer ring to it. And after the latest series of modifications, it’s added the “Evo” moniker, this officially making it the Zonda Fantasma Evo. Through it all though, one thing about the car that hasn’t changed: the AMG-sourced V-8. Twelve years after hitting the market, the Zonda Fantasma Evo still makes use of a naturally aspirated, 7.3-liter engine, though it now makes 100 more horsepower than its 660 factory tune. In a nutshell, the Zonda Fantasma Evo has become the living embodiment of the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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2016 Pagani Zonda by Mileson

2016 Pagani Zonda by Mileson

Another one-off Zonda to add to the list of car’s you can’t have.

Pagani is one of those companies that sits up there with the likes of Koenigsegg. It has a very limited customer base and offers a completely different flare compared to brands like Lamborghini and Ferrari. Pagani has a small but wealthy customer base that loves to request one-off cars like the Revolucion Special Edition, Zonda Manual 760 Roadster, and the ZoZo, to name a few. Now, it looks like Zonda and one of its wealthy customers have done it again, and this time, we’re talking about another one-off Zonda created for famed supercar collector Mileson Guo. Hence the name Zonda 760 by Mileson.

For now, there are very few details available about the actual car, but we were able to locate some pictures of the car and, needless to say, it is as beautiful as they come. Of course, it is a one-off, so it’s the only one like this you’ll ever see, but it does feature a beautiful blue hue across most of the body with black accents. And there’s something about that wing that we need to talk about as well. So, with that said, let’s dive on in and take a look at this very special one off.

Continue reading to learn more about the Pagani Zonda by Mileson.

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2016 Pagani Zonda MD

2016 Pagani Zonda MD

The last Zonda to leave Pagani’s shop?

The Zonda debuted at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show as Pagani’s first production model. Under development since the late 1980s, the Zonda’s design was inspired by jet fighters and the Sauber-Mercedes Group C race cars. The car was first tested at the Dallara wind tunnel in 1993, and in 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V-12 engines. Pagani launched many developments of the Zonda throughout the years, offering updated aerodynamics and engines. While the prototype’s 6.0-liter V-12 generated 389 horsepower, the final 760-series models came with a larger 7.3-liter V-12 that cranked out 760 horsepower. Releases included track-ready and track-only versions, as well as an array of one-off variants built to unique specs.

Although the nameplate was officially retired in 2011, when the Huayra was introduced as a replacement, new Zondas, mostly unique cars with expensive options, kept rolling out from Pagani’s shop. The latest to see the light of day is the Zonda MD, which was completed and delivered to its lucky owner in June 2016.

Whether this is the last Zonda to leave Horacio’s shop or not is a mystery only time will solve, but given Pagani’s tradition as a bespoke car manufacturer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see new models hitting the streets later this year. But until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Horacio’s latest Zonda project, the MD. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, those two letters are the initials of the owner.

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2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl

2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl

A one-off Huayra built specifically for a customer of Refined Marques

Pagani is a young automaker that has only been around for 24 years. For most of that time, its primary production model was the Zonda. Before the Zonda was officially killed off, the brand had begun working on the Pagani Huayra, or the C9, as it was known in the Pagani design studio. The original Huayra came to be in 2011, but we weren’t graced with the Huayra BC until 2016. In between, Pagani released a number of special edition models like the Huayra White Edition, Huayra Carbon Edition, and the Huayra Project Vulcan, among others.

Now, Pagani has designed another one-off Huayra, but this time, it was built specifically for a customer of Refined Marque – an exotic car dealership that specializes in sourcing, supplying, and purchasing the world’s most exotic cars. The new Huayra is called the Huayra Pearl, and it represents a combination of everything Pagani has learned over the years. The car itself even has a few strands of DNA from the Huayra BC and the Zonda R.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a whole lot of specifics about the Huayra Pearl. But, now that you know its origins and purpose, let’s take a closer look at it. Maybe we can make out a few things that help to make it so special.

Continue reading to learn more about the Pagani Huayra Pearl.

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