Pagani is a hypercar brand for those who already own every Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, or McLaren, and it serves as an ultra-luxury marque for only the most discerning supercar drivers. The Huayra Codalunga, a long-tail version of the Huayra Coupé, has been unveiled by Pagani.
Horacio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili, was approached by two Pagani collectors in 2018 and asked to create a long-tail version of their favorite hypercar. The result is the Huayra Codalunga, of which only five are expected to be produced.
These two clients were heavily involved in the development and design of Pagani’s new offering, collaborating with Pagani Grandi Complicazioni, the renamed Special Projects division, to create the vehicle you see above. It has been meticulously worked and designed, referencing Leonardo da Vinci’s principles while also drawing inspiration from his work in art and science, as well as the harmony that exists between them.
Speaking on the car, Horacio says, “We decided to use the simple linear style of the Huayra Coupé as the starting point. 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.”
In terms of numbers, the extended tail houses the marque’s signature V12 engine. All of the 840 horsepower and 1,100 Nm of torque are sent to the rear wheels. Pagani’s signature quad tailpipe set up emits sound, and this time it is made of titanium for maximum noise and weight reduction.
Weight reduction was also a priority during the design process, resulting in a car that weighs only 1,280 kg on the road. When you combine this with the Huayra Codalunga’s revised aerodynamics, you have got yourself a formidable hypercar.