Pagani Huayra Codalunga: small series for seven million euros

No manufacturer has mastered the art of small series and one-offs as well as Pagani. The most prominent example is the Zonda: although the Huayra replaced Horacio Pagani’s debut work in 2011, the Italians continue to unveil new Zonda one-offs to this day (most recently a brand new 760 Roadster). And since it works so well with the Zonda, the Huayra is also constantly being further developed.


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After 100 coupés and 100 roadsters, 20 Huayra BC, five Huayra Imola and 40 Huayra Roadster BC, the Huayra R with a V12 naturally aspirated engine, which was only developed for the racetrack, was presented in 2021 – as the “most extreme Pagani of all time” and the last stage of the Huayra. But Pagani is far from finished with the Huayra!
Pagani Huayra Codalunga

The rear of the Huayra Codalunga has been lengthened by 36 centimeters and completely redesigned.

The Huayra NC made its debut recently – a one-off based on the BC, but without gullwing doors and with an air scoop on the roof. And just a few weeks later, Pagani pulls the cloth from the Huayra Codalunga. Is this special model really the last version of the Huayra?

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.

Pagani Huayra Codalunga

Only the Huayra Coupé has gullwing doors; the Roadster version comes with conventional doors.

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.

Pagani Huayra Codalunga

In the Huayra Codalunga, the V12 biturbo delivers 840 hp and 1100 Nm. Pagani does not mention driving performance.

Weight is a good keyword, because like every Pagani, the already sold out small series model is extremely light. Thanks to the carbon triax monocoque and the extensive use of carbon and titanium, the five meter long Codalunga weighs just 1280 kilos. Just for the ratios: It is about as heavy as a well-equipped VW Polo.

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.

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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.

Pagani Huayra Codalunga

Luxurious interior with brown nubuck leather and specially woven leather inserts.

Always a highlight: the wing doors of the Huayra Coupé in the style of the legendary Mercedes 300 SL, which were also retained in the Codalunga.

Base price: seven million euros

Despite a base price of seven million euros (probably net), all five copies of the Pagani Huayra Codalunga have long been sold out. This spectacular project not only shows that the desire for customization is growing, but also how a vision can become reality. And let’s wait and see if the Codalunga is actually the last special model of the Huayra.

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