“More than four thousand stylistic drawings, ten scale models, one wind tunnel model, two 1:1 scale models and countless
ideas, research and experiments on eight complete prototypes for a team effort that lasted more than six years. We put our
passion, effort and sacrifice into creating something timeless and cutting-edge in terms of technology.
After being completely absorbed by this strenuous creative process, the ideals represented by the project became so intimate to
me, that any attempt to describe it would have seemed inadequate.
Almost by chance I came across an old article by Robert Puyal, in which he described the first Zonda in 1999 in a surprisingly
insightful way, following a principle of simplicity and elegance similar to what I have sought from day one in the new project.
So I suggested to my colleagues in the communication department to invite him and let him narrate this new stage of our
journey.” – Horacio Pagani

Pagani, Act III
Horacio Pagani’s company is now in its third decade, and here is its third creation. The C8 project, the Zonda,
began to establish the legend. The C9 project, the Huayra, built upon this on a global scale, integrating the use of
active aerodynamics and Carbo-Titanium. What then, could its third model, codenamed C10, add? More power,
increased performance, a better structure and aerodynamics? Absolutely, but what else? Above all, you need a goal.

The alchemy of pleasure, the equation of beauty … What would be important for the next Pagani hypercar? Horacio
Pagani certainly had his own ideas, but he asked his closest clients, those who eagerly await each of his creations,
to express their wishes. They already had exceptionally fast and beautiful cars, what were they still missing? Three
terms stood out almost each time they replied: simplicity, lightness and the pleasure of driving. In its development,
the C10 project therefore went against the main trends of the time. No heavy batteries, no hybrid power, just a
wonderful V12; no dual-clutch system, just a pure seven-speed manual or automated transmission. All this to
ensure that the car would respond better than ever to its driver’s every action and work with them to be the purest
form of driving, a ‘classic’ experience defined in new ways.
With a brief like this and such high ambitions, what name could be chosen for the car that would embody these
principles? Utopia… For the philosopher Thomas More in 1516, Utopia was a place that did not exist, and ever since
the name has been given to the idealized places of which we dream. But for those who make their own future, for
creators, utopia exists, it is ‘merely’ a case of finding it!

Every Pagani begins with an aesthetic shock. Utopia radiates simplicity. It asserts itself straightaway, affirms and
imposes its lines, which are so typical of Pagani but at the same time it is so different from anything they have
offered us before. A shape that is more flowing and curvaceous. From the windscreen, with its rounded upper
edges, to the details of its wings and bonnet, its softer contours give it a new expression, a new outline. A shape
smoothed and refined over a long time, but which sticks in your memory from the first time you see it. The most
difficult part of the process for Pagani has been to follow as closely as possible the original intention of creating a
timeless design object, instead of one that follows the fashion of the period.
The new car has very few aerodynamic add-ons yet is more efficient than ever. Where some hypercars have a
multitude of spoilers, Utopia incorporates the function of these appendices into its overall shape, achieving greater
downforce and reduced drag solely by means of its design.

The details of its styling are few in number, but each is so carefully executed that it can be admired in its own right:
technologically advanced, their shape is inspired by objects from the 1950s like the streamlined headlamps of Vespa
scooters or the fittings of Riva speedboats. The forged wheels have a turbine-shaped carbon fiber extractor which
draws hot air away from the brakes and reduces turbulence under the body. Mounted on carbon-ceramic discs, the
brake calipers have a new, lightened design.
The role of Pirelli tires is to transfer the exuberant torque to the ground efficiently and bring the finishing touches to
the car’s exceptional road feel, thanks to the unusually large 21” wheels in the front and 22” wheels in the rear,
which triggered new creativity and distinguishing design freedom on the surrounding bodywork. The silhouette of
Utopia can be seen on their sidewalls, demonstrating just how much they have been specially developed for this

The side mirrors, as if suspended in mid-air, thanks to the airfoil-shaped support are set apart from the body for
better aerodynamic penetration, showing the meticulous optimization that was carried out on them in the wind
tunnel. The rear lights float at the sides of the rear wings, set into the air extractors. Each part of them, so
beautifully crafted, could be displayed in the window of a jeweler’s shop.
The titanium quad exhaust, a personal monument and signature of the brand, is still present. It has a ceramic
coating, in order to dissipate the heat efficiently, but still sets the weight just above 6 kilograms for the complete
A car may be compared to a sculpture, but opening the door changes everything; a sculpture, yes, but one you can
sit in. The interior of Utopia is even more original, if that is possible, than its exterior shape.
Neither modern nor retro, it is timeless. There are no screens apart from the minimal display in front of the driver;
big screens would have been easier to fit and would have saved a lot of effort in the design, but it would have taken
away much of the beauty. All the instruments are purely analog and each of the easy-to-read dials subtly reveals
part of its mechanism as if it were revealing the skeleton movement.
For Pagani, every component needed for the car to function is an opportunity to be creative. Even the steering
wheel has been reinvented: it is fashioned from a solid aluminum block, from the spokes and hollow rim to the
steering column boss, which contains the airbag. The pedals are also made from a single block of metal, while the
gear lever mechanism is still exposed but more sophisticated than ever. All this with proper obsession paid to
ergonomics, efficiency and ease of access.

To reach this very simple final shape, the process has never been as complex. For six years, from the first sketches
and computer calculations until the definitive shape was frozen for the carbon fiber molds, its internal airflows
were perfected through endless hours of research in the wind tunnel and countless changes, one touch at a time.
Utopia takes advantage of the mysteries of aerodynamics to maximize sure-footed handling and stability at any
speed, however high. Its active aerodynamics, combined with the electronically controlled shock absorbers, ensure
the optimum dynamic behavior in all driving conditions. The double-wishbone suspension, made from aerospace
aluminum alloy, benefits from the lengthy development work carried out on the R, the track-only version of the
Huayra. But Utopia, a car designed for road use, can cope with surfaces for daily use.
The carbon monocoque used on previous Pagani models sets the standard in terms of its strength, lightness and
build quality. Pagani has chosen to consolidate its existing strengths, to improve how its fibers are woven and to
constantly invent new composite materials such as Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax. On top of that, a new type of
A-class carbon fiber has been developed specifically for aesthetic applications such as the bodywork, providing
38% of additional stiffness with the same density.
A high-performance car must not only please its buyer, but support them and provide all the safety they require,
without their need to ask or worry about it. Many exemptions are granted to very low-volume manufacturers, but
Pagani made it a point of honor – once again – to build its cars and meet the most stringent regulations in the
world, in every respect, starting with safety. Utopia passed more than 50 severe crash tests, from development to
pre-tests and homologation approval, to reach its global certification.
The Pagani V12 engine, a 6-liter biturbo specially built by Mercedes-AMG for Pagani, is the result of an enormous
development work: it delivers 864 bhp and, above all, a prodigious 1100 Nm of torque. It revs higher and is both
more flexible and more powerful while meeting the most stringent emissions regulations, including those in force
in California.
For the transmission the choice was a philosophical one. It would not be a dual-clutch transmission which is
efficient, but heavy and robs the driver of the ability to set the pace of the car’s acceleration. Instead, Pagani turned
to the most prestigious motorsport and high performance automotive transmission manufacturer, Xtrac, to develop
the quickest shifting gearbox with helical gears possible. It is compact, light and transversely mounted for an
optimized center of gravity.
Moreover, in order to best match the wishes expressed by Pagani enthusiasts, its aficionados, a virtual manual
would not be acceptable so a real seven-speed manual transmission has been developed. It was not an easy task to
design such a gearbox with synchronizer rings and a mechanism able to handle 1100 Nm of torque adequate for a
pure manual application, but it was an essential requirement for Utopia.
However intelligent automatic transmissions may have become, nothing can replace the driver’s own mastery of
the gearchanges: the prevailing logic is his alone, each change up or down is totally unique and depends solely on his decision and good judgment, the exact combination of circumstances, the nature of the road and the mood of
the moment.
As we discover his latest work, it is the path taken by its creator that fascinates us. Horacio Pagani builds the cars
he has dreamt of. And it is to fulfill his highest aspirations, those closest to the impossible, that, as a very
conscientious engineer, he seeks to serve the dreamer. In the land of dreams, you need a guide: the great Leonardo
da Vinci has always been a crucial figure for Pagani. It is under Leonardo’s aegis that he has always believed that it
is possible to combine art and technology.
Can you think of any more demanding mentor? An artist and an inventor, Leonardo, one of the greatest portrait
painters of all time, was also interested in anatomy. It is not the case for Horacio to compare himself to the
Florentine genius but of following his path: Leonardo constantly combined technical inspiration with his love of
beautiful shapes.
Horacio Pagani is an artist, the car is his preferred way of expressing himself. When he draws something, however
beautiful it is, the shape he creates is the result of the function it will perform. For him, a shape cannot be elegant if
it is technically incorrect. And when the technical difficulty has been overcome, its beauty can be found in its
Horacio has always gone about things in the same way, that is just how he is: the creativity and the act of solving
real problems, take the shape in him of an expression of painting or poetic harmony. He has always been a
composer, and for a long time as a designer he was a soloist, but now he has become a conductor and has learned
to see his ideas carried out by his team – young men and women who will then contribute with their own ideas to
the common masterpiece, and on which he can put his signature with pride.
From its origin, the situation has changed considerably; the firm was self-sufficient in 1999, with just 25 employees
in total and so much to be done; but this is no longer appropriate. Pagani, a function-focused company, remains
essentially a family-sized business but today employs 180 staff. Engineers specializing in all fields, designers and
highly qualified technicians occupy the Art & Science Research Center, where the Zondas originally came into
being, whereas the new facility is home to the production process. Turning out 50 cars a year, it is closer to a
sartorial atelier than an assembly line.

Nearly 25 years ago, the Zonda was designed and built by a very small team with few resources. Imagine what an
intuition can grow into, nurtured and developed by the new strengths Pagani Automobili now possesses.
Whatever the decision, whatever the direction its creative ideas may take, this little company is capable of realizing
them, quickly and well, with an unrivaled standard of quality. Its design, prototyping, development and production work is worthy of the top racing teams, but at the service of limited-production cars. The first series of
Utopia coupés, which have already been assigned to privileged enthusiasts, will be built in 99 units.

Each car represents the natural and necessary convergence of multiple disciplines, each of which combines
technology and aesthetics. It is the mastery of this process which Pagani has taken to new heights of
excellence.Pagani’s story continues, Pagani’s work goes on… – Robert Puyal

At the Teatro Lirico in Milan, the world première of the Pagani Utopia for clients, dealers and employees
● A special evening for clients and dealers from across the globe, as well as the employees from San Cesario sul Panaro
who created this new hypercar
● The soundtrack to the evening comes in the form of a symphony composed by Vincenzo Parisi, inspired by pieces
dreamed up at the piano by a young Horacio Pagani and performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan
● A project celebrating the highest quality craftsmanship of those who compose music and those who express themselves
through vehicle design

Milan, 12 September 2022 – The Teatro Lirico in Milan will host the world première of the new Pagani Utopia, the
hypercar that is ready to write a new chapter in the history of the famous marque from San Cesario sul Panaro. The
event on September 12th is dedicated to Pagani clients and dealers from across the globe and a very special
audience of more than 170 of the company’s employees whose expertise and passion have helped create this new
After the greeting from Horacio Pagani and his family, the Pagani Utopia is unveiled to a unique musical backdrop.
It is the designer and founder of the company who sat at the piano and played the first few notes of a tune he composed as a young man before handing over to the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory. An original
composition by Vincenzo Parisi, inspired by the work of the young Horacio Pagani. “The composition is based on
three themed motifs devised by Horacio Pagani in the early 1980s, originally for piano only” explained Parisi. “I
expanded these motifs by following a narrative arc which celebrates the story of the designer, from the pampas of
Argentina to the first cars he designed and the creation of the brand-new Pagani Utopia. The gripping sound of the
orchestra mimics the sleek and compact design of the car, its engineering inspiration contrasting with the lyrical
melodies that speak of distant dreams.
“It is very moving to appear on this stage and play the notes I wrote as a youngster and it is a privilege to do so
alongside the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory” added Horacio Pagani. “I am immensely grateful
to Vincenzo Parisi. He started with just a cassette and a small tape recorder, but he was able to transcribe a score to
be played by 48 musicians. I never studied music. I just sat at the piano until I was able to express what was in my
mind, pieces that I would never have thought would be played in this setting. But this music now has a name:
The collaboration between the car manufacturer and Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory is one built on
craftsmanship, as Cristina Frosini, director of the institute, explains: “Music and cutting-edge car design come
together in the new Pagani hypercar. A journey which involved the designer and his songs, that formed the basis
for the composition students to create original works. A testament to how the students at the Milan Conservatory
have, throughout their studies, been involved in artistic projects which prepare them for the profession in the
broadest sense of the term. Today, music is part of the world of industry, design, fashion, gastronomy and
technology, offering students professional opportunities which are often innovative and surprising”.
In the new hypercar, music also has a functional purpose. The symphony composed has been used to create some
specific melodies which will characterise the goodbye sound of the Pagani Utopia.

DRY WEIGHT 1.280 Kg (2822 lb)
POWER 864 HP (635 kW) at 6000 RPM at 18 °C
TORQUE 1100 Nm from 2800 RPM to 5900 RPM
ENGINE Pagani V12 60° 5980 cc twin turbochargers, developed
on a bespoke basis by Mercedes-AMG
GEARBOX Pagani by Xtrac 7-speed transversal AMT (Automated Manual
Transmission) or pure manual, with electro-mechanical differential
CHASSIS Monocoque in Pagani Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax
HP62 with front and rear tubular subframes in CrMo alloy steel
SUSPENSIONS Forged aluminum alloy independent double wishbone with
helical springs and electronically controlled shock absorbers
BRAKES Pagani by Brembo 4 ventilated carbon-ceramic discs brake unit,
410×38 mm with 6 pistons monolithic calipers at the front
and 390×34 mm with 4 pistons monolithic calipers at the rear
WHEELS APP forged monolithic aluminum alloy, 21” at the front and 22”
at the rear
TYRES Pirelli PZero Corsa 265/35 R21 at the front and 325/30 R22
at the rear; Pirelli SottoZero for driving in low temperatures

PRICE $2.5 million (INR 19.77 crore)