Italian boutique automaker Pagani has unveiled the latest (and what might be the prettiest) iteration of its Huayra supercar. It’s known as Codalunga or “Longtail,” and its form was impressed by the timeless coach-built racing vehicles of the swinging sixties. For us, the Pagani Huayra Codalunga brings again reminiscences of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan, the 1971 Porsche 917/20 Pink Pig, and the 1955 Jaguar XKD Longnose D-Type.
Italian Soul, German Heart
Codalunga is actually a Huayra beneath its retro-inspired, light-weight physique shell. However, Pagani has cooked up a storm for the fortunate few who’ve the means to plunk down $7.7 million for a real Italian hypercar. “A cross-functional team has supported the project meticulously from creation through design and development to help us realize our client’s vision,” stated Lorenzo Kerkoc, Head of Pagani Grandi Complicazoni, the Italian automaker’s latest and rebranded Special Projects division.
As talked about, Codalunga is a longtail Huayra, which is sweet information in the event you’re a fan of Huayra’s six-liter twin-turbocharged V12 developed by Mercedes-AMG. When the Huayra debuted in 2011, its Mercedes V12 had 730 horsepower, and Pagani saved elevating the output with each iteration by means of the years. But in Codalunga guise, the blown V12 produces an astonishing 829 horsepower and 806 lb-ft. of torque, with many of the shove arriving from 2,000 to five,600 rpm and despatched to the rear wheels utilizing an Xtrac seven-speed sequential gearbox.
Efficient Longtail Styling
The Codalunga is unmistakably a Pagani Huayra with its acquainted headlight clusters, aspect home windows, and inventive wing mirrors, and that’s the place the similarities finish. It has a nail-bitingly beautiful rear finish with clear strains and mildly voluptuous proportions. “We made the Huayra Codalunga longer and smoother as if it had been caressed and molded by the wind,” stated Horacio Pagani, founding father of Pagani Automobili S.p.A. “Codalunga comprises very few essential elements. We have taken away rather than added.”
The rear engine cowl is especially noteworthy, a large piece that spans virtually two meters and is about 14 inches longer than in a regular Huayra. Codalunga’s longtail rear finish negates the necessity for grilles, permitting onlookers to have a wonderful and unhindered view of the car’s titanium exhaust, a system Pagani claims solely weighs 9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg) with 4 tailpipes that peer from behind like shotgun barrels.
Combined with a carbon-titanium alloy and carbon-triaxial weave structure, the Pagani Huayra Codalunga ideas the scales at 2,822 lbs. (1,280 kg). It additionally has a solid aluminum alloy wishbone suspension and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston entrance and four-piston rear calipers to avoid wasting extra weight. “Simplifying is not straightforward, and this vehicle is, above all, the result of a complex pursuit of simple ideas,” Pagani added.
The most notable factor we love about Pagani supercars is the luxurious and opulent cabin that pushes the boundaries of creativity and engineering. Lavishing the inside with naturally aged suede leather-based, woven nubuck upholstery, and the best blocks of aluminum, naked carbon fiber, and body-color painted surfaces ought to do the trick, because the Codalunga’s chalet does really feel like one million bucks.
Only 5 examples of the Pagani Huayra Codalunga might be produced, and just one may make it to the United States. Despite its eye-watering $7.7 million price ticket, Pagani bought out all 5 construct slots quicker than anticipated, unsurprising for a hypercar designed “under the creative principles of the great polymath Leonardo da Vinci” (Pagani’s phrases, not ours). Pagani will produce every Codalunga in shut collaboration with the shopper, and the 5 fortunate consumers have infinite prospects in customizing every car.
Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog characteristic columnist and an professional in sports activities and efficiency vehicles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried rooster, music, and natural drugs.
Pagani Huayra Codalunga Gallery
Photos & Source: Horacio Pagani S.P.A.