The idea for the Codalunga came about in 2018
The origins of the Codalunga go back to 2018 when two long-time customers approached Horacio Pagani with a request to design a longtail version of the Huayra. Longtail is the English translation of the Italian term Codalunga and means something like long tail.
Four years after the first vision, the Codalunga is now complete. Only five units at a base price of at least seven million euros will be built.
The project was implemented by the special department for one-offs and small series “Pagani Grandi Complicazioni” based on the Huayra Coupé presented in 2011. The Le Mans racing cars of the 1960s served as inspiration with their streamlined bodies.
The goal was clear: the Codalunga should not only be longer, but also more elegant. A car that will continue to inspire people at concours events around the world for many decades to come.
36 centimeters longer than a normal Huayra
The entire rear end has been redesigned for this purpose. The engine cover with Codalunga lettering is 36 centimeters longer and has nothing to do with the normal Huayra.
But that was just the beginning, because the rear end has been completely redesigned: the three lights per side have been rearranged and are now next to each other. An expansive diffuser and grill inserts have been dispensed with, giving the rear a completely new look.
But one element cannot be missing from the Codalunga, and that’s the iconic four-pipe titanium center exhaust, which is said to weigh just 4.4 kilos and is finished with a special ceramic coating.
V12 biturbo with 840 hp and 1100 Nm
With the 1280 kilos, the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo should have an easy time. In the Huayra Codalunga, the Pagani V12 delivers 840 hp and 1100 Nm of maximum torque, which are sent to the rear wheels via the well-known Getrag seven-speed sequential gearbox.
The Italians do not reveal driving performance, but values of around 3.0 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h and a top speed of around 350 km/h should be more than realistic.
But best values were certainly not the top priority during development, because the Codalunga was designed less for the racetrack and more for prestigious events. The configuration of the first customer vehicle in blue-silver with a partially matt finish is correspondingly elegant.
The extensive use of visible carbon was avoided, and the filigree seven-spoke rims are reminiscent of the wheels of the one-off Zonda Venti.
Particularly elegant interior
Brown nubuck leather with specially woven leather inserts is used extensively in the interior of the Huayra Codalunga – the particularly elegant approach of the project is also evident here.