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Pagani Huayra Codalunga

Pagani Huayra Codalunga

“Pagani Huayra Codalunga, Grandi Complicazioni on Wheels”

● A tribute to the timeless shapes of the Italian coachbuilders and racecars of the ‘60s,
presenting clean lines and sinuous, elegant shapes
● A project born from the joint vision of client and designer
● Limited production of just five tailor-made examples, all sold-out, with prices
starting from € 7 million
● Created by the dedicated division for special projects: Pagani Grandi Complicazioni.

Pagani Huayra Codalunga

A collaborative project, bringing together many hearts and minds…

“A client is not someone who only buys from you once. A real client comes back again and again” –
Horacio Pagani, Founder & Chief Designer, Pagani Automobili.
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.
“There are virtually infinite possibilities for designing and customizing these vehicles. Each project is
the culmination of a long and thorough journey, working with the client to interpret their preferences
and desires, with a shared ambition and combined effort from everyone to create a work of art befitting
the Pagani name. A cross-functional team has supported the project meticulously from creation
through design and development, to help us realize our clients’ vision.” Lorenzo Kerkoc – Head of
Pagani Grandi Complicazioni.
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
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.
“All Pagani projects are born from visions and dreams, and some of the most iconic and exclusive
Pagani cars stem from the vision and dreams of clients. In 2009, this led to one of the most iconic
Zonda models, the Zonda Cinque. Pagani Automobili is capable of developing these bespoke projects
for single clients, much like the Coachbuilders in the ‘60s, but in compliance with today’s
international homologation requirements. Specifically, one of the five cars will be certified for the U.S.
market*. Pagani Grandi Complicazioni is able to deliver series production quality for ultra-exclusive
pieces.” Hannes Zanon – Commercial Director

“Less is more”

“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.” – Horacio Pagani.
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
The rear engine cover, which has a footprint of more than 3.7 m
, 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

Pagani Huayra Codalunga


“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.

Pagani Huayra Codalunga
Pagani Huayra Codalunga-interior
Pagani Huayra Codalunga – interior

San Cesario Sul Panaro:

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

Pagani Huayra Codalunga -dashboard
Pagani Huayra Codalunga -dashboard


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
BRAKES Pagani by Brembo carbon-ceramic self-ventilated disc brakes: diameter
410 x 38 mm with 6-piston one-piece calliper at the front; diameter 390 x
34 mm with 4-piston one-piece calliper at the rear
WHEELS One-piece APP Tech in forged Avional, 20” at the front and 21” at the
TYRES 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)

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