Pagani Huayra’s successor, codenamed C10, has finally been revealed. it’s called the Pagani Utopia, and it aims to live up to that lofty name by emphasizing the purity of driving.
As a result of a six-year design process, Utopia intentionally minimized damage, ducts and other aerodynamics found on other supercars for a cleaner design, Pagani said. in a press release. It’s also easily recognizable as a Pagani, with the automaker’s signature quad headlights (in a machined aluminum housing) and a centered quad exhaust tip.
The Aero devices are subtly integrated with the bodywork. The Utopia has a front splitter, large intakes and vents that direct air through the grille and around the sides of the car, and active spoilers at the rear. These combine to give the Utopia near-perfect aerodynamic balance at various speeds, while reducing ground clearance sensitivity for safer, more predictable handling characteristics. more, according to Pagani.
Pagani once again turned to Mercedes-AMG for the Utopia’s engine. After exclude electricity and hybrid powertrain, the Pagani uses a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 that produces 852 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 811 lb-ft of torque between 2,800 rpm and 5,900 rpm. rpm. The red line is 6,700 rpm.
The mid-mounted V-12 drives the rear wheels through an Xtrac seven-speed automatic transmission (a full manual version will also be available, Pagani says). Pagani notes that a dual-clutch transmission would be more efficient, but the automaker claims the Xtrac transmission is lighter and gives the driver more control, adding that its horizontal layout reduces the polar moment of inertia to keep the rider out of control.
Pagani hasn’t released any performance figures yet, but with the claimed 2,822 lb dry curb weight, the Utopia should be pretty lively. A carbon-titanium monocoque frame (with chromium-molybdenum steel subframe) and aluminum suspension components help contribute to the relatively low curb weight. Pagani also claims a 10.5% increase in torsional stiffness compared to the Huayra monocoque.
The Utopia also has an independent double wishbone suspension with torsion springs and semi-active shock absorbers, as well as Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. Wheels are 21 inches front and 22 inches rear, shod with standard Pirelli Zero Corsa tires. Pirelli SottoZero tires are also available in case of force majeure where the owner decides to take the car outside in winter conditions.
The interior features Pagani’s usual high level of craftsmanship, including the steering wheel machined from a single block of aluminum. Pagani also made the point of not including any screens, instead using the space for switches and dials that look like an airplane cockpit.
Pagani plans to build 99 Utopia coupes at an undisclosed price. If the automaker follows the same pattern as the Zonda and Huayra, you can expect a Utopia Roadster to follow the coupe model, as well as a range of special editions and heavy-duty track versions. And while Utopia is officially a success Huayra, that car may not go far. After all, Pagani revealed a Zonda 760 Roadster in January — more than a decade after production of that car technically ended.