Pagani’s replacement for Huayra’s supercar was spotted just months after his debut.
The new car is codenamed C10 (Huayra was C9) and it is due to be unveiled around mid-2022, and the debut will take place at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Milan, Italy. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2023.
No more than 300 samples will be produced, including the coupe body and convertible, as well as the usual number of special editions, and apparently all the assembly slots have been sold, although probably some of the buyers are Pagani’s preferred dealers. For comparison, Pagani has built about 280 Huayra in a decade of car operation.
Our spy shots show that the C10 will have an evolutionary look that combines elements of both Huayra and its own predecessor Zonda. Interestingly, this is a wide flat area behind, which is expected to contain some active aeroelements.
We know that two versions of the C10 are working: one with the newly developed 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 from Mercedes-Benz AMG, and the other with an electric transmission. The V-12 will be available with a manual transmission or serial transmission with switches, and it will meet emissions requirements worldwide at least until 2026, after which hybrid technology is likely to be required.
As for the electric transmission, the CEO and founder of Pagani Garazio Pagani told the Italian Quattroruote in a 2021 interview that his company could take advantage of existing Mercedes supplier for the technology. Another opportunity that has recently opened up is the American electric startup Lucid Motors. The main shareholder of Lucid is the State Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, a sovereign wealth fund that acquired in 2021 30% stake in Pagani. We will remind you of this Lucid’s Air Dream Edition The electric sedan already offers performance that can rival one of Pagani’s supercars, thanks to a power output of 1,111 hp.
Pagani in his interview with Quattroruote said that the peak power of the C10 will remain below 900 hp, regardless of what drives the car. He said that was enough for the car to have fun without becoming domineering. He said Paganis is not about the fastest acceleration or top speed, and that all of its cars have a speed limit of 217 miles per hour – and no customer has asked for that limit to be removed. Instead, Pagani plans to focus on lightness, including for the electric version.
As mentioned above, C10 is just a code name. Zonda got its name from the wind of Argentina’s native Pagan. Meanwhile, the name Huaira came from the Argentine wind god Waira Tata. Expect this trend to continue for the C10.