There is a small factory in San Cesario sul Panaro, a corner of that Motor Valley that teaches the world to make sports cars. A factory – which today has about 160 employees – born from the dream of an Italian-Argentine returning from the Pampas, Horacio Pagani. A meek man, considered by many to be the Leonardo da Vinci of supercars. And, in fact, observing the fruits of his work and that of his trusted men, it is clear that the comparison with the Florentine genius is not so strange.
Pagani’s new “artistic car” has the code name of C10, but to the public it presents itself as “Utopia” and will replace the Huayra. Utopia in name and in fact, given that the model, which is inspired by the racing cars of the past, boasts traditional and non-electrified mechanics – almost anachronistic, given the times – and a tapered bodywork, shaped by the laws of aerodynamics. Note the movable upper portions of the rear wing, independent of each other and “in communication” with the semi-active suspensions.
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However, if the suggestions are nostalgic, the chassis technique is sublimely modern: just think that the new monocoque results from a marriage between carbon and titanium, to which front and rear frames in chromium-molybdenum steel alloy are connected. The result is an absolute torsional stiffness, 10.5% higher than the Huayra. While to keep the cavalry at bay there is a carbon-ceramic braking system by Brembo, hidden behind forged wheels with Pirelli PZero Corsa tires.
The internal controls? Mainly analogue and machined from solid. Great absent is the infotelematic system: better this way, at least the lucky owner will be able to concentrate exclusively on the sensory experience that Utopia will be able to generate. That’s all. Actually no …
Last but not least the engine: a V12 6.0 biturbo made exclusively by Mercedes-AMG, handmade and even signed by the mechanic who assembles it. It delivers 864 hp of maximum power and 1,100 Nm of torque. And it is linked to either a manual gearbox or an automatic, both with 7-speed gears. In Europe, the Utopia will be sold starting at 2.15 million euros, excluding taxes. First deliveries expected from April 2023, in time to celebrate the first quarter of Pagani Automobili’s history.
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