How is Pagani's sales team performing in the face of the all-new P1 and LaFerrari? So well! They are busy at the moment, can we call you back?
Pagani's huge rise to greatness has avoided the key pitfall of many hypercar brands: unsustainable growth.
Luckily, the hand-crafted carbon-fiber chassis and bodywork of the Huayra makes any kind of volume production a distant, distant daydream.
Not only does Pagani lay and autoclave each piece itself from the fabric forward; nearly every metal component is also machined (on site, from billet alloy blocks) one-by-one as well.
This ensures two things:
-- Horacio's dream of every single component being a work of art -- even on its own
-- A waiting list for the still-made Zonda and new Huayra that stretches far beyond even Ferrari's best wet dreams: 40-months and counting.
This makes sense: Pagani has only put his name on about 95 cars in total over these last 12 years or so -- making them even more exclusive than the Koenigsegg's that are likely the car's closest competitor.
These rear-drive hypercars are both far more challenging and dauynting to drive fast versus the Veyron, whose all-wheel-drive and 350-plus unit run make it quite the fool-proof city car by comparison.
With all the world's respect and a years-long order book -- we might be silly to wonder: What is next for the Huayra and Pagani?
The Carbon Edition is new-for-2014, but we have a few other ideas. Stay tuned for upcoming articles featuring a fantasy colorizer and even some Extreme and Spyder renderings!