Pagani revealed a successor to the Huayra and the third car in the brand’s history. Pagani Utopia is a 852-hp hypercar fitted with the Pagani V12 engine, a 6-liter biturbo specially built by Mercedes-AMG. Delivering 1100 Nm of torque, it is powerful but meets the most stringent emissions regulations. Together with the most prestigious motorsport and high performance automotive transmission manufacturer, Xtrac, the brand developed the quickest shifting gearbox with helical gears possible. Furthermore, Pagani Utopia is fitted with a real seven-speed manual transmission.
Pagani Utopia is characterized by curvaceous shape and features few aerodynamic add-ons. The hypercar incorporates the function of spoilers into its overall shape, achieving greater downforce and reduced drag solely by means of its design. The forged wheels have a turbine-shaped carbon fiber extractor which draws hot air away from the brakes and reduces turbulence under the body. Mounted on carbon-ceramic discs, the brake calipers have a new, lightened design.
The car sits on the unusually large 21” wheels in the front and 22” wheels in the rear. The titanium quad exhaust has a ceramic coating, in order to dissipate the heat efficiently, but still sets the weight just above 6 kilograms for the complete system.
The side mirrors, as if suspended in mid-air, thanks to the airfoil-shaped support are set apart from the body for better aerodynamic penetration, showing the meticulous optimization that was carried out on them in the wind tunnel. The rear lights float at the sides of the rear wings, set into the air extractors.
The interior of Utopia is timeless. It doesn’t have any screens apart from the minimal display in front of the driver. All the instruments are purely analog and each of the easy-to-read dials subtly reveals part of its mechanism as if it were revealing the skeleton movement.
The steering wheel is fashioned from a solid aluminum block, from the spokes and hollow rim to the steering column boss, which contains the airbag. The pedals are also made from a single block of metal, while the gear lever mechanism is still exposed but more sophisticated than ever. All this paid to ergonomics, efficiency and ease of access.
Utopia’s active aerodynamics, combined with the electronically controlled shock absorbers, ensure the optimum dynamic behavior in all driving conditions. The double-wishbone suspension, made from aerospace aluminum alloy, benefits from the lengthy development work carried out on the R, the track-only version of the Huayra. But Utopia, a car designed for road use, can cope with surfaces for daily use. The carbon monocoque used on previous Pagani models sets the standard in terms of its strength, lightness and build quality. A new type of A-class carbon fiber has been created specifically for aesthetic applications such as the bodywork, providing 38% of additional stiffness with the same density.
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