Pagani Unveils Its Utopia
The V12 manual supercar is the successor to the Huayra.
Fans of the Italian supercar marque Pagani can rejoice with the release of its latest model the Pagani Utopia.
The driver-focused experience — for which the marque has become the unofficial ambassador— is acutely focused through its latest offering, a light, V12-powered machine with a manual transmission.
Central to the supercar’s design sits a twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 engine from Mercedes-AMG making 635kW and 1100Nm of torque. Power is then delivered to the rear wheels through an Xtrac-designed seven-speed manual transmission, with the option for an automated manual available.
The recoil from a motoring world racing towards autonomy and electrification was in line with what Pagani clients asked for, the marque stating its enthusiasts wanted: “simplicity, lightness and the pleasure of driving.”
On lightness, the chassis is a blend of carbon-titanium fibre while the suspensions sees a double-wishbone at all four corners fixed with forged aluminium components that trim the car down to a svelte 1280kg.
Stopping power is provided by bespoke Brembo ventilated carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston callipers at the front and 4 piston callipers at the rear and all of that is housed inside a Pirelli PZero Corsa tyre with APP forged monolithic alloy wheels with carbon-fibre turbine covers — to extract hot air.
The heady Italian marque has long been lauded by supercar fans for its looks and here, the Utopia looks well within its design codes presenting a combination of previous models the Zonda and Huayra.
Within, Pagani opts for a traditional design with a small screen in the instrument cluster and analogue dials for nearly every instrument. The focus of the design – the manual shifter — is salient in the interior design, fully exposed between the seats. The shifter, like the steering wheel and pedals, have been milled as single pieces from aluminium.
Pagani is set to build only 99 Utopias, all of which have been sold.
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