The successor to the Pagani Huayra, codenamed C10, has lastly been revealed. it is known as the Pagani Utopia, and it goals to reside as much as that lofty title by emphasizing driving purity.
The results of a six-year design course of, the Utopia purposely minimizes the spoilers, ducts, and different aerodynamic units seen on different supercars for a cleaner design, Pagani mentioned in a press launch. It is also recognizably a Pagani, with the automaker’s signature quad headlights (in housings machined from strong aluminum) and centered quad exhaust ideas.
Aero units are subtly built-in with the bodywork. The Utopia has a entrance splitter, giant intakes and vents that channel air via the grille and across the sides of the automobile, and energetic flaps on the rear. These mix to provide the Utopia near-perfect aerodynamic steadiness at a variety of speeds, whereas decreasing the sensitivity to floor clearance for extra predictable, safer, dealing with traits, in accordance with Pagani.
Pagani as soon as once more turned to Mercedes-AMG for the Utopia’s engine. After ruling out electrical and hybrid powertrains, Pagani went with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 producing 852 hp at 6,000 rpm and 811 lb-ft of torque between 2,800 rpm and 5,900 rpm. The redline is 6,700 rpm.
The mid-mounted V-12 drives the rear wheels via an Xtrac 7-speed automated-manual transmission (a full-manual model may also be accessible, Pagani mentioned). A dual-clutch transmission can be extra environment friendly, Pagani famous, however the automaker claims the Xtrac gearbox is lighter and provides the driving force extra management, including that its transverse association reduces the polar second of inertia to maintain oversteer in examine.
Pagani hasn’t revealed any efficiency figures, however with a claimed 2,822-lb dry curb weight, the Utopia needs to be fairly energetic. A carbon-titanium monocoque (with chromium-molybdenum metal subframes) and aluminum suspension elements assist contribute to that comparatively low curb weight. Pagani additionally claims a ten.5% enhance in torsional rigidity over the Huayra monocoque.
The Utopia additionally will get impartial double-wishbone suspension with helical springs and semi-active shocks, in addition to a Brembo carbon-ceramic brake system. Wheels measure 21 inches in entrance and 22 inches within the rear, with commonplace Pirelli Zero Corsa tires. Pirelli SottoZero tires are additionally accessible within the unlikely occasion house owners determine to take their vehicles out in winter situations.
The inside options Pagani’s standard excessive degree of expertise, together with a steering wheel machined from a single block of aluminum. Pagani additionally made a degree of not together with any screens, as a substitute utilizing the house for switches and dials that look proper out of an plane cockpit.
Pagani plans to construct 99 Utopia coupes at an undisclosed worth. If the automaker follows the identical sample because the Zonda and Huayra, you may anticipate a Utopia Roadster to comply with the coupe, in addition to a collection of particular editions and hardcore observe variations. And whereas the Utopia formally succeeds the Huayra, that automobile could not go away. In any case, Pagani unveiled a brand new Zonda 760 Roadster in January—greater than a decade after manufacturing of that automobile technically ended.