Published on June 17th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Only 5 Pagani Huayra Codalunga Models Will Be Built For 7 Million Euros Each
The Pagani Huayra Coupé gets a ‘long tail’ variant called the ‘Codalunga’.
When it comes to ultra-exclusive supercars, Pagani have a knack for producing some of the most stunning and desirable models. Their Huayra Coupé has been around for more than a decade but they’re still finding new ways to make the most out of it. The latest iteration is called the Huayra Codalunga and it is essentially a 1960s Le Mans long tail inspired model. According to Horacio Pagani, the Huayra Codalunga’s design was achieved by taking away rather than adding and that is looks like a longer, smoother version of the coupé that it is based on.
It sports a 6.0L AMG-built V12 with the same 840 hp, 1100Nm of torque output as the Pagani Tricolore. The engine cover has been enlarged and the whole car is 36cm longer than the coupé. It weighs 1280kg and the titanium exhaust system only contributes 4.4kg to the overall weight.
Pagani will only be making 5 of these and each will cost at least € 7 million.
Here’s the press release with more.
Pagani Automobili is delighted to present the latest bespoke creation from Horacio Pagani: the Huayra Codalunga, a limited edition of just five vehicles, produced in close collaboration with clients. Beneath the elegant and sinuous shape lies state-of-the-art Pagani mechanical engineering. Approved for road use all over the world, the price of this new hypercar starts from € 7 million.
A collaborative project, bringing together many hearts and minds…
In 2018, two Pagani collectors asked Horacio to produce a long-tail version of the Pagani Huayra Coupé, with the idea of creating an elegant hypercar with a clean and streamlined design, a model which would feel at home on the roads as well as on display at international Concours events.
The clients, who had been actively involved in the development of the project, liaised directly with Pagani Grandi Complicazioni, the re-branded Special Projects division, that focuses on creating one-offs and few-offs vehicles.
A considerable undertaking
Even though the project is limited to just five units, significant resources have been deployed to create a hypercar that would comply with global regulatory requirements and be fully certified.
In line with the Pagani philosophy, the Huayra Codalunga was designed down to the smallest detail in accordance with the creative principles of the great polymath Leonardo da Vinci, an inexhaustible source of inspiration, according to which Art and Science can exist in perfect harmony.
It took two years of working closely with the client to finalize the styling concept. Two models were built, one at 1:4 scale and the other full size, used for the latest considerations with clients and last refinements before starting production of all necessary components.
“Less is more”
The coachbuilders of the ’60s were inspired by aircraft designs and, in a relentless quest for speed and low drag, created some of the most iconic shapes in the automotive history. At the time, large body panels created by hand in aluminum alloy were the result. Today, Pagani uses its know-how in advanced composite materials to create a bodywork that follows this inspiration.
The rear engine cover, which has a footprint of more than 3.7 m2, and is 360 mm longer than the one of the Huayra Coupé, conceals a mechanical prodigy: the Pagani V12, which, on this series, is capable of developing 840 HP with 1,100 Nm of torque.
The lack of rear grilles makes space for an unobstructed view of the Codalunga’s exhaust system, which is made from titanium and weighs only 4.4 kg (9.7 lb). The special ceramic coating completes the homage to the racing cars of Le Mans and the symphony that emanates from the signature four tailpipes is a tribute to automotive passion.
The work “to take away rather than add” resulted in a record weight of just 1,280 kg (2,822 lb) and extremely high aerodynamic efficiency, helped by the car’s shape and extra length. The four flaps with variable profiles represent the very latest in active aerodynamics, a feature which had its world preview in 2011 and which has been subsequently refined with each model.
“The colors and materials also recall the cars of the 1960s. The paint on the outside blends into elements of the cockpit while structural parts retain their exposed carbon fiber finish. The artisan touch can also be seen on the internal finishes with woven aged suede leathers.” – Alberto Piccolo, Concept and Interior Designer, Pagani Automobili.
On this special model, the choice was made to use neutral colors and semi-matte or fully matte paints, to evoke the shades of the past and to bring out the simplicity of the car’s design. This concept also plays a fundamental role on the inside, where the seats are finished with a woven leather/nubuck upholstery and aluminum components are machined from a single block. This recalls the manual techniques of the past, when the artisan would polish each element by hand. Work which is still performed today, a tradition kept alive by the experts in the center of the world sports car industry, Italy’s Motor Valley.
- ENGINE: Pagani V12 60° 36 valves 5,980 CC, twin turbo
- POWER: 840 CV (618 kW) at 5,900 rpm
- TORQUE: 1,100 Nm from 2,000 rpm to 5,600 rpm
- TRANSMISSION: Pagani by Xtrac, transverse mounted 7-speed sequential
- Pagani by Brembo carbon-ceramic self-ventilated disc brakes: diameter
- Front: 410 x 38 mm with 6-piston one-piece calliper
- Rear: 390 x 34 mm with 4-piston one-piece calliper
- WHEELS: One-piece APP Tech in forged Avional, 20″ at the front and 21″ at the rear
- Pirelli PZero Corsa 265/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 at the rear;
- Pirelli SottoZero for driving in low temperatures
- SUSPENSION: Active forged aluminium alloy, independent double wishbone with variable-pitch helical springs and coaxial dampers
- CHASSIS: Carbon-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbon-Triax HP62 monocoque
- DRY WEIGHT: 1,280 kg (2,822 lb)