Pagani has unveiled the Utopia, a 635 kW successor to the Huayra.


The brief for the Utopia was to build a hypercar that represents simplicity, lightness and the pleasure of driving. “In its development, the C10 project [as it is internally named] went against the main trends of the time,” said the company. The Utopia’s V12 powertrain goes without the assistance of electric motors or the fitment of heavy batteries and isn’t coupled with a dual-clutch transmission. 

The Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-litre V12 produces 635 kW and 1 100 Nm of torque, available from 6 000 r/min and 2 800 to 5 900 r/min, respectively. The twin-turbocharged unit is coupled with an X-Trac seven-speed transversal automated manual transmission (AMT) or “pure” manual gearbox with a similar number of cogs. 

According to the firm, “All this to ensure that the Utopia 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.”

“We put our passion, effort and sacrifice into creating something timeless and cutting-edge”

Stopping power for the 1 280 kg (dry) Utopia is provided by Brembo ventilated carbon-ceramic discs. The front (six-piston) items measure 410 mm. The rear (four-piston) brakes measure 390 mm. The brakes are housed in front 21-inch and rear 22-inch forged aluminium wheels, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber measuring 265/35 (fore) and 325/30 (aft). 

“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,” said founder Horacio Pagani. 

“We put our passion, effort and sacrifice into creating something timeless and cutting-edge in terms of technology. After being entirely 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.”