Built as a homage to the best era of Formula 1 the latest Pagani makes power the old-fashioned way.
Horacio Pagani has been a fan of racing all his life, and his favorite driver was also critical to the success of his cars. A fellow Argentine automotive genius was J.M. Fangio. He brokered the deal to allow Pagani to run Mercedes-Benz V12 engines. But now that the V12 is exclusive to Maybach, something new was needed.
With a goal of building the world’s most incredible V12, the challenge was answered by a legend. Hans Aufrecht founded AMG back in 1967 and he considered retiring once Mercedes-Benz bought him out. Because he knows a thing or two about building reliable power, his team at HWA Engineering have delivered a masterpiece.
“The new engine had to have the charm, romance, sound and simplicity of the F1 engines of the 1980s, while incorporating state-of-the-art technology available today.” Horacio Pagani
Weight was a critical aspect, so instead of the chassis supporting the engine, the engine forms the backbone of the car’s rear suspension. Even dealing with this additional stress it only tips the scales at 436 lbs. So you will have the weight of a V6 with 850 horsepower at 8,250 rpm. Between 5,500 and 8,300 you will have 553 lb-ft of torque, no turbos or supercharger required. Such high-strung machines normally need intense maintenance after each race, but Pagani says it only needs to be inspected every 6,000 miles. It doesn’t get any better than this, so click the button to learn more. Be sure to check out the Pagani Huayra R unveiling for more amazing details of their latest hypercar.