Limited-edition Pagani Huayra Codalunga longtail unveiled

Bespoke Italian manufacturer Pagani has unveiled the limited-edition Huayra Codalunga just months before the brand’s next-gen ‘C10’ hypercar makes its debut.

Italian hypercar manufacturer Paganic has recalled the covers of the special edition Huayra Codalunga – which comes more than ten years after its nameplate debut, has a ‘longtail’ rear and is limited to just five units.

Born from the imagination of two respected Pagani owners, the Huayra Codalunga – Italian for long tail – started life as a one-off special edition before evolving into a handful of production units.

But before you get too excited, the seven million euro ($AU11,101,000) hypercar is already sold out.

Owners lucky enough to get their hands on the special edition will receive an extended Huayra covering Italian Le Mans race cars and carriage-built sports cars from the 1960s.

It also gets a revised front end with a wide, unbroken grille. Under the extended tailgate is an updated version of the Huayra’s 6.0-litre AMG-powered twin-turbocharged V12 engine, now rated at 617 kW/1100 Nm.

The tweaked powertrain is fitted with a new ceramic-coated titanium exhaust system that weighs just 4.4 kg. In fact, the whole car weighs only 1280 kg.

Pagani Grandi Complicazioni’s special project team has been working on the project for the past five years, in consultation with those who commissioned the car. Every detail was meticulously studied to ensure it met the specific requirements of the two wealthy customers.

Much attention has also been paid to detail in the interior, which is decorated in neutral and matte tones. Just about every surface in the cabin is covered in a leather finish, while woven two-tone leather and brushed aluminum are used as accents.

The Price Huayra Codalunga comes when the brand begins to transition to its next-generation hypercar, currently codenamed C10. The Pagani C10 will make its debut on September 12, 2022.

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