The Utopia is unquestionably a masterpiece and guaranteed to be incredibly rare: only 99 Utopia coupes will roll out of the Pagani factory in San Cesario Sul Panaro in the province of Modena, Italy. Utopia aims to live up to its lofty name by emphasizing driving purity. The car is based on three virtues: Simplicity, Lightness, and the sheer pleasure of driving. Company founder Horacio Pagani, who overlooks the development of the cars pretty closely specifically instructed his team of engineers turned artists in this case to imbibe these three virtues in the Utopia.
The Third Symphony
Did someone say Beethoven’s Third Symphony? Much like that, the Utopia is Horacio Pagani’s Third Symphony – the third unique vehicle in the history of the Pagani brand. With a name such as this, Pagani’s third hypercar immediately conjures images of perfection, and the headlines seemingly write themselves. However, to dismiss this hypercar as something that can be described by a single word would be to do it no justice whatsoever.
Engine & Performance
At the heart of the Pagani Utopia is a 6.0-liter V-12 engine with twin turbos. This is manufactured for the company by none other than the Mercedes-AMG. Utopia’s arsenal doesn’t consist of terms like ” all-wheel drive” and “hybridization” as this beast relies solely on combustion to deliver 852 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque to the rear axle. Yeah, that’s right, Old School Baby!
Pagani bucked the trend of rapid-fire dual-clutch automatic transmissions and instead fitted the Utopia with a seven-speed gated manual gearbox, or an automated unit sourced from Xtrac.
- Dry weight – 1.280kg
- Power – 864 HP @ 6000 RPM
- Torque – 1100 NM
- Engine – V-12 5980 CC Twin Turbo
It seems natural to draw a comparison between this and the recently-revealed Koenigsegg CC850, but the Utopia exists in the upper echelons of automotive stardom in which connoisseurs do not choose one or the other but rather purchase any and all machines that tickle their fancy.
More than six years in the making, the Utopia seamlessly blends the past, present, and future of Pagani’s product portfolio into one magnificent hypercar, replete with an AMG-built twin-turbo V12, a dogleg gated manual gearbox, and all the attention to detail one expects from a Pagani. This is more than just a third act, a successor to the Pagani Zonda and Huayra; this is the soul of Pagani, the man, in physical form.