Much like the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg Agera, the Pagani Huayra competes in a very special niche. Not so much because of its impressive performance, but for being hand-crafted to bespoke specifications tailored for each owner. In short, each Huayra is unique, which pretty much explains why this supercar costs more than $2 million. Sure, companies such as Ferrari and McLaren also have the ability to customize their supercars, but neither the LaFerrari nor the P1 can match the craftsmanship that goes into a Pagani. And, the Huayra Project Vulcan is living proof that Horacio Pagani’s team is responsible for some of the most exquisite supercars ever built.
A one-off project with unique options fitted for the first time on a Huayra, the Project Vulcan also has an interesting story behind it. The supercar was commissioned by Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports and Pagani Miami, the manufacturer’s official dealer in Florida. Brett became a fervent admirer of Horacio Pagani through his father, Irv David, who, after he saw the Zonda C12 prototype at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, devised a plan to become the first Pagani importer in the U.S.
When Brett’s father died in 2007, he went on to contact the Italian company, only to learn that another dealership was locked to become the brand’s Florida dealer. What Brett didn’t know at the time, was that Pagani had promised the partnership to his father. He learned about it after he posed as a customer and went to visit Pagani’s factory. Shortly after, Pagani Miami was created as an official Pagani Automobili dealership in the United States. Eight years later and Brett took delivery of the Huayra Project Vulcan, a supercar built as a tribute to his father.
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There is never a time when the day you receive a new Pagani isn’t a very special day. This is even more true when we’re talking about a special one-of-one edition, such as the Huayra “Scozia” you’ll see in this video. But the dealership decided to make it a bit more special anyway, and this brings us to the one quick warning concerning this video: it opens with and features a few more times, some loud bagpipe music. Just a word of caution for anyone who isn’t a fan.
Those bagpipes fit into a bigger Scottish theme for the delivery of this car, which took place at Miller Motorcars in Connecticut, one of only five Pagani dealers in the United States. After the bagpipes play the car in, we’re shown that the seats are upholstered in plaid, the colors of the owner’s family crest. Plaid in cars is a very hit or miss kind of a move, but with a car as bold and outrageous as a Pagani, it’s the sort of thing that can even look restrained. The car comes with a set of luggage as well, but that’s a normal factory option.
Now that Pagani has successfully sold all 100 examples of its Huayra supercar, the next item on the company’s to-do list is the Huayra Roadster. But according to new reports, that won’t happen until after a small run of Huayra Special Edition models. Called Huayra SE for short, the new variant will be a more track-biased take on the Huayra, and only 20 examples will be built.
According to Autogespot, the Huayra SE will come with a detachable body kit that can be fitted when its time to hit the circuit and removed when your ready to drive home. The body kit is expected to consist of a more-pronounced front splitter and a sizable rear wing, both of which will increase downforce significantly. What isn’t known is how these aero add-ons will be stowed. The Huayra isn’t exactly known for its cargo space, so it’s likely you’ll have to convince your friend to carry your carbon-fiber aero pieces for you in his pickup truck.
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Pagani’s latest one-off Huayra is called the The King, and, while we can’t be sure, we can say with some certainty that it doesn’t belong to Elvis Presley, LeBron James or Burger King’s creepy plastic-faced mascot. Delivered to its new owner in Connecticut, the Pagani Huayra The King 1 of 1 of 1 (to use its full name) is the latest customized ride from Italy’s most famed purveyor of ridiculously fast and impossibly opulent supercars.
The exterior differentiates itself from lesser Huayras with gloss-black carbon-fiber body panels and sections of white paint, highlighted with dark-red accent stripes. The motif carries over into the interior’s black leather seats and dash, with white accents and dark-red stitching. Other than that, the interior appears to be pretty much standard Pagani Huayra fare, which is to say that it looks like an amazing place to be. Instrument lighting can be switched between aqua and red, which, to be fair, was something Volkswagen started doing over a decade ago.
Pagani hasn’t released any technical specifics, but we’re guessing The King uses the same, slightly more-potent V-12 as the Huayra La Monza Lisa and 730 S one-offs. That means 12 cylinders, two turbos and 6.0 liters of Mercedes-AMG fury sending 730 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. The sprint to 60 mph is dispatched in 3.3 seconds and top speed is 230 mph.
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Even though the Zonda has been officially out of production since 2011, and replaced by the Huayra, Pagani seems to have a hard time saying no to all the special edition Zondas that have been commissioned in the years since. Presented at the end of 2014, the Zonda 760 RSJX was considered to be the last Zonda, built after the car was supposed to go out of production.
That said, yet another Zonda has appeared on the horizon in 2015. Called ZoZo, the latest Zonda was built for Japan’s youngest billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, who is the founder of an online fashion mall called ZoZoTown, hence the supercar’s moniker. Featuring an evolutionary design that blends old-school Pagani features with a couple of motifs inspired by early sketches for the Zonda R, the new Zonda 760 ZoZo is quite similar to Lewis Hamilton’s 760 LH in specifications.
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The Pagani Huayra made its debut as the successor to the Zonda, though several special-edition Zondas showed up subsequently. The Huayra, like the Zonda, sources its powerplant from Mercedes’ tuning arm, AMG. Also like the Zonda, there are dozens of one-off, special-edition models commissioned by buyers around the globe. This one-off Huayra was commissioned by the folks at Bingo Sports in Japan.
With its gold-and-brown color scheme being one that only an owner can love, this Pagani Huayra is the definition of bespoke. I can’t think of too many people who would choose this color option on anything that wasn’t manufactured in the early 1970s. Maybe next time we’ll see a hunter green and lime green two-tone Huayra. Hell, while we’re at it, let’s go all 1970s and run a full baby-poo green exterior on baby-poo green vinyl interior…
Is there anything that may save this poor Pagani?
When Horacio Pagani, the man responsible for the late Lamborghini Countach, the LM002 and the Diablo, began designing his own car in the late 1980s, supercar enthusiasts had no idea what to expect from the Modena-based company. The result surfaced only a decade later, when the Zonda was launched at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. And it was staggering, combining a highly aerodynamic body with a lightweight chassis and a massive V-12 engine sourced from AMG. The Zonda evolved in many forms throughout the years, with several versions and special editions adding to its now iconic image. Although production of the Zonda ended in 2013 as the Huayra came in to replace it, special editions of the supercar are still being launched in 2014, as customers the world over are still ordering unique and very expensive supercars. The most recent Zonda to leave Pagani’s shop is the 760 RSJX, a 760-series model that traveled all the way to Hong Kong to meet its new owner.
While some might argue that the Zonda is getting pretty old, the Italian supercar is still popular with enthusiasts, and the RSJX comes to prove just that. Finished in a unique pastel green color with familiar carbon-fiber accents, the RSJX is arguably the most appealing Zonda of the 760 series. Read on to find out what makes it special among its siblings.
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It’s still hard to overstate what Horacio Pagani and the company that carries his name have accomplished since unveiling the original Zonda in 1999. Think about all the supercar start-ups you see on a near weekly basis foisting renders of what will inevitably end up as vaporware within the depths of the Internet. Pagani is one of the rare exceptions. Not only has this tiny company been successful, its been able to show the Italian supercar establishment a few things about how to build truly special cars.
One way Pagani has done this is with its one-off program, and now the company has released new renders of the second Huayra one-off, and the follow-up to the Huayra La Monza Lisa, called the Huayra 730 S.
The 730 S is built exclusively for Mexican movie producer, entrepreneur and self-confessed car-nut Alejandro Salomon. Salomon already has a garage that includes a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Italia and a fleet of Mercedes and Bentleys. He’s not exactly wanting for exotic metal at this time, but I’d probably do the same if I were a billionaire. Saloman has nicknamed his new car “the Huayrab.”
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Although the Huayra is already two years old, Pagani’s state-of-the-art supercar has barely begun to conquest markets the world over. After reaching U.S. shores in July 2014, shortly after Pagani’s official launch in North America, the Huayra has now landed in China and Macau, where the Italian manufacturer established its Pagani China Automotive Limited (PCAL) operations. To celebrate its entry into the world’s biggest automotive market, Pagani created a special-edition Huayra limited to only three units.
Dubbed Dinastia, which translates to dynasty, the first three Huayras to reach Chinese customers are part of a 100-example allocation for the Asian country. According to Pagani, the first limited-edition Huayra to arrive in Asia consists of three cars because the Chinese pronunciation of the number three sounds like the character "sheng," which represents a new birth and the meaning of life. In the usual Pagani fashion, all three units will be delivered with unique exteriors and a theme specifically tailored for the Chinese market (read dragons and Chinese symbols).
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The Pagani Zonda may be 14 years old, but it seems the company’s first supercar is simply refusing to retire. The main reason behind its prolonged life is that customer order keep pouring in. This is how the bespoke 760 series was born, which, as of September 2014, included just two unique models: the 760 LM and the 760 X. Four months after the Le Mans-like LM was delivered to its owner, Pagani created yet another model, this time refer to as the 760, with no initials whatsoever. According to Prototype Zero, the third Zonda of the 760 series was delivered in Dubai to an unknown but wealthy collector.
Like most recent Zondas, this specific 760 is unique, showcasing a combination of exterior and interior features not seen on any other supercar of its kind. Is this the final Zonda to come out of Italy? Well, we thought about that with each 760 series model and the Italians returned with a new iteration every time. This 760 could very well mark the end of an era for Pagani, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait a while longer to find that out. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at Pagani’s latest creation below.
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Now that the Pagani Zonda and its countless special editions is dead and buried, the Italian supercar manufacturer can finally focus on the Huayra and the bespoke iterations customers are demanding. We’ve already seen one such model reach U.S. dealerships earlier in 2014, and a second supercar just landed on American soil, this time around in Kris Singh’s garage.
Known as a passionate car collector, Singh joined the exclusive club of Pagani Huayra supercar owners by taking delivery of his unique, La Monza Lisa edition. The first Huayra to feature a special name, Singh’s Pagani showcases a bare carbon-fiber finish and wears a custom Italian Tricolore stripe down its nose, roof and engine bonnet. Adding to its uniqueness is a set of chrome, seven-spoke rims usually seen on the track-confined Pagani Zonda R. A "Pagani" vanity plate rounds off Singh’s Huayra, which is set to turn many heads.
Just like his rare Lamborghini Veneno and the Huracan he’s about to receive will do.
Engine-wise, the Huayra La Monza Lisa is as stock as it gets. Residing under the long rear hood is the same, AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 that sends 730 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque to the wheels and a piercing note through that sexy, center-mounted exhaust.
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Even though production of the mighty Pagani Zonda was supposed to come to a halt once the last example of the Zonda Revolucion left the company’s workshop in Modena, the Italian automaker is not yet keen on letting its supercar become a thing of the past.
Last time we checked, Horacio and his crew were working on the Zonda LM, a vehicle based on the 760 RS and paying tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Up until now, the consensus was that the LM is the final Zonda to come out of Modena. Well, guess what? Pagani is rolling out yet another supercar that goes by the name 760 X and, like most of its bespoke cousins, it’s a one-off rocket.
Unlike the Zonda LM, which displays a carbon-fiber suit, the 760 X comes in an eye-catching Baby Blue-like wrap, with only a few body pieces, such as the enormous rear wing or the long air scoop covering the cabin, showing their bare carbon skin. For an extra touch of exclusivity, the taillights have their surrounds finished in the green, white and red colors of the Italian flag, a trick borrowed from the Zonda Uno.
Moving into the cabin, we find the same shade of blue covering the leather-wrapped seats and some of the dashboard. Like with most Zondas, the cockpit is crammed with carbon-fiber parts and aluminum inserts. Can you believe the Zonda is actually 15 years old? There’s no specific word on how many ponies are motivating the 760 X, but the vehicle’s designation is a strong hint that the AMG-sourced V-12 mill cranks out 760 horsepower.
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