First electric Pagani is coming

Pagani announced that there will be two successors to Huayra, one with a V12 engine and a fully electric.

The first model of the Italian manufacturer – Pagani Zonda debuted on the market just over 20 years ago. Later in 2011, during the Geneva Motor Show, the company’s second vehicle, Pagani Huayra, was presented. Since then, a lot of time has passed and the brand is working on its next car, and during the recent automotive event in Geneva we got to know a few details about the vehicle.

The machine is known as “C10” for this time. At the same time there are two different variants, which will differ significantly from each other in terms of the drive train. The first version will be powered by an internal combustion turbocharged V12 engine, which will come from Mercedes-AMG. No electrification has been planned, and thanks to the purchase of a combustion unit from a German manufacturer, it will comply with all current norms and regulations. As a standard, the unit will be coupled with a manual gearbox, and optionally with an automatic transmission with a double clutch.

The second version of the vehicle will be characterised by a fully electric power train. The biggest challenge for Pagani engineers is to reduce the weight of the car as much as possible, which will be significantly increased by installing batteries on board. Thus, we should expect a large amount of carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium in the vehicle body.

“There have been no existing or prospective customers asking for a full-electric car. No dealer is asking for it, but we believe in it. We believe that this is going to be a big challenge for us; it’s going to help us to be very creative, to be very proactive, to use fantasy. It’ll be a very expensive project, but we believe it is the right thing to do” said Christopher Pagani, son of founder Horacio.

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