Say hello to the Pagani Huayra Codalunga. This is, according to Pagani, a tribute to the timeless shapes of the Italian coachbuilders and racecars of the ‘60s, presenting clean lines and sinuous, elegant shapes. The latest creation from the Italian supercar maker was a project born from the joint vision of client and designer.
More Special Than Special
The creations from Automobili Pagani are already some of the most desirable in the world of motoring. They are produced in limited numbers and all tailored to suit the tastes of their (usually wealthy) clientele.
But for some, leaving the avocado off the pizza isn’t enough, they’d prefer that the chef make them a new pizza with different ingredients. Enter Pagani Grandi Complicazioni, the division that focuses on creating one-offs and few-offs vehicles.
Inspired by Two
The Pagani Huayra Codalunga was the dream of two clients who wished for a long-tail (coda lunga in Italian) Huayra.
“We made the Huayra Codalunga longer and smoother, as if it had been caressed and molded by the wind, to design lines that were even more elegant than the coupe. We drew inspiration from the long tails of the 1960s that raced at Le Mans, which had very clean lines. The Huayra Codalunga comprises very few essential elements; we have taken away rather than added. Simplifying is not at all straightforward, and this vehicle is, above all, the result of a complex pursuit of simple ideas” said the company founder Horacio Pagani.
The Codalunga is based on a Huayra but it has been extended by 360 mm over the standard coupe. Mechanically it is all Huayra. That is to say it has the same, AMG-sourced V12 that makes 626 kW along with 1 100 N.m. A titanium exhaust system, that is covered in a ceramic coating similar to racecars that ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is the main change.
Just five examples will be made and all are already spoken for. If you must know, they are €7m each, about R117m by today’s exchange rate.