Ultra-exclusive exotic car manufacturer Pagani may only be 25 years old, but the brand is already renowned for its philosophy of blending design and science in its quest to create high-performance and highly desirable machines.
The “ultra-exclusive” label is no exaggeration, for Pagani only produces around 50 cars annually, or an average of a car a week. That figure is about 0.4% of the 13,221 units that Ferrari shipped in 2022.
That’s how Mr Horacio Pagani, the carmaker’s founder and CEO, wants it to stay. Indeed, Mr Pagani, who was the guest-of-honour at a media luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton on Wednesday (12 April), said that when he started the company, he envisioned its customers around the world becoming a small and tight-knight family.
Highlighting the manufacturer’s exclusivity at the luncheon were the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC and Pagani Zonda Kiryu. The former is only one of 40, while the latter is even rarer: It is the only model in existence.
The Zonda Kiryu was created in 2015 by Pagani’s Uno-di-Uno (One of One) division. It is the first Pagani to utilise blue anodisation and blue transparent blue carbon (blu Tricolore), and is powered by a 7.3-litre V12.
The Huayra Roadster BC may not be as rare, but it is special, too. Though dubbed the “final chapter in the Huayra story”, Pagani’s approach to its creation was no different to that to the planning of a new car.
It is built using Carbo-Triax HP62 and Carbon-Titanium HP62 G2, which increases torsional rigidity while reducing weight. In fact, the Huayra Roadster BC is 100kg lighter than the “normal” Huayra Roadster. Motivating it is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 pumping out 791bhp and 1050Nm of torque.
Plus, unlike other Paganis that have four exhausts, the Roadster BC is the first model to feature six.
During the event’s Q&A session, Mr Pagani passionately spoke of the firm’s commitment to making cars that are an extension of their owners and their personalities. “As such, it’s really hard to find one that is the trickiest or most outrageous.”
Mr Pagani’s visit also underscored Singapore’s importance as one of the company’s key markets. According to a spokesman from the firm’s Asia Pacific office, Mr Pagani will spend nearly four days in Singapore before flying to Hong Kong.
Mr Chong Kah Wei, Managing Director at Pagani of Singapore, also mentioned plans to have Mr Pagani visit Singapore more often in the future.