How would you describe a Pagani car? Simple
A) It should look like a Blade Runner-esque spaceship
B) It should have a hairline receding top speed.
It seems like the upcoming successor to the legendary Huayra already checks both boxes! Unveiled recently, the latest model to come out of the Pagani stable is the 864 PS hypercar, called the Utopia.
Starting with the design, the firm claims it took them six years to make it “instantly recognisable as a Pagani,” and it does, with its unique rocket-shaped central exhaust system, raised rear wings and an overall silhouette which makes it hard to mistake it for anything other than a Pagani.
The inside shares a similar story, with rotary dials acting as the two instrument cluster. There are also a few design changes here, like the four ventilation pods which now sit on the top of the dash, compared to the Huyara. However, what seems like a step back here is the replacement of Huyara’s central touchscreen system in favour of a larger digital display, which sits right between the speedometer and the rev counter.
You may also have noticed the chrome-laden gated seven-speed manual-shift transmission, which takes the centre stage here. However, in case you do want to switch to the paddle shifters, seen on the outgoing model, the company will give you an option to do so.
Underneath its hood, the Utopia packs a new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 mill, sourced from Mercedes-AMG. It makes around 864PS of power and 1,100Nm of torque, from just 2,800 to 5,900rpm. These numbers seem absolutely bonkers when you factor in that the Utopia weighs only 1,280kg! (70kg lighter than the Huyara).
Look closer and you’ll notice the car’s unique suspension system, which Pagani describes as “semi-active” and is capable of withstanding both track and road days. Putting all that power on the tarmac is the front 21-inch rear 22-inch APP Tech forged aluminium rims, shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber.
Tempted? You may “only” need to shell out a whopping $2.19 million (plus taxes), in case you ever want one of these in the garage. This is of course, excluding the crazy import duty customs might charge you.