Since 2012, when Pagani announced Huayra as the Zonda’s successor, the Italian automaker has made some Special Edition of this model, the latest version is the Huayra Codalunga. As all the special editions it has been fabricated by the company’s special projects division, that is called Pagani’s Grandi Complicazioni.
As all the special editions, it started as an idea from a single client that ends in to a small production of this car’s model. The dimensions are the same of the Huayra, but the Codalunga has a revised fascia and a totally new rear section that sports a rear hatch covering an area over 12 square feet. The engine is a version of the AMG-supplied twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 that produces, in this model, 840 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque.
The founder of the automaker, Horacio Pagani, said in a statement that: “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 longtails 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”. So they have taken the inspiration from Italian race cars and coachbuilt machines of the Sixties to build this Codalunga.
This Huayra’s special edition will have five cars, and all those five have been sold for $7.4 million. This model is not for races only, as the automaker has said, the Codalunga can be autorised for use on the roads. Pagani used to fabricate this type of Special Editions, we will see what will be the next and how is going to be the design.