Pagani Automobili is an Italian Supercar manufacturer.
Founded in 1998, the company embodies a concept expressed over 500 years ago by the great Leonardo da Vinci:“Art and Science are disciplines that must walk together hand in hand.”
Founded in 1992 by the Argentinian Horacio Pagani and based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Pagani Automobile specialises in the most exquisite of hand made and bespoke limited edition supercars.
Horacio Pagani, who formerly managed Lamborghini’s composites department, founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988. This new company worked with Lamborghini on numerous projects, including the restyling of the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition, the Lamborghini LM002, the P140 design concept, and the Diablo. In the late 1980s, Pagani began designing his own car, then referred to as the “C8 Project”. Pagani planned to rename the C8 the “Fangio F1” to honour his friend, the Argentinian five-time Formula One champion, Juan Manuel Fangio.
In 1991, Pagani established Modena Design to meet the increasing demand for his design, engineering, and prototyping services. In 1992, he began construction of a Fangio F1 prototype, and by 1993, the car was being tested at the Dallara wind tunnel with positive results. In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines.
Pagani’s first model, the Zonda, is powered by a mid-mounted DOHC V12 engine manufactured by Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division. The car’s design was inspired by jet fighters and the famous Sauber- Mercedes Silver Arrow Group C cars, and features several unique design elements, including its circular four pipe exhaust system. 140 Road Cars have been manufactured and there will be no more, making this a highly exclusive and desirable vehicle to own. The Zonda has become legendary amongst car fans and probably one of the most famous sports cars in the world.
The Pagani Huayra, a successor to the Pagani Zonda, was initially revealed online in a press release on January 25, 2011. It was officially revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The car is named after the Incan god of wind, Huayra-tata. The engine is a 6.0-litre twin-turbo M158 V12 engine from Mercedes- AMG producing 544 kW (740 PS; 730 hp) and 1,000 N⋅m (740 lb⋅ft) of torque. The Huayra’s body is made from carbotanium; a lightweight composition of carbon fibre and titanium. The Huayra has been redesigned from the ground up, but shares many visual qualities with its predecessor. The car can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 235 mph (378 km/h). Only 100 units of the Huayra Coupe were produced, each costing £1,000,000 without options.
This was followed by 100 units of the Huayra Roadster , which had a base price just over €1,700,000. In just over 2 weeks, the next generation of Pagani will be revealed the world.
PUK Motors Ltd is the sole UK dealer, specialising in Pagani vehicles since 2014 and providing sales and after sales care of only the highest calibre. They pride themselves in the most experienced after sales department in the whole dealer network.