The first world premiere of the new Pagani Utopia hyper car took place in Milan. Pagani is a modern supercar manufacturer that blurs the line between car and art more than anyone else.
The presentation was accompanied by music and art, highlighting the inextricable link between the latter and Pagani Automobile’s creations. The background music was performed by the Milan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, inspired by works played on the piano by the young Horacio Pagani.
The hyper car is the creation of designer Horacio Pagani in conjunction with Leonardo da Vinci, resulting in a design that is elegant and unusual in its forms.
Horacio Pagani talks in an interview about his path to success through the inspiration of Leonardo Da Vinci:
From Argentina to Italy to build one of the most incredible cars of the automotive world: how did it happen?
Horacio: “I think that to do things that require a great effort is linked to the ability to dream, to imagine, to have an idea is to have a lot of passion, aside from building cars or doing the job you have now. I was born in the Pampa where the culture was basically rural. Everything moved around the rural life. This wasn’t a place where there was art and technic tradition, but I was lucky to have a passion towards art, the mechanics, the technical subjects and this made me discover Leonardo's world. More than 500 years ago Leonardo in the Renaissance said that Art and Science are two subjects that can walk together. I had the luck to be inspired by Leonardo and recognize the message sent by him to the whole world.”
(Interview credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWYKfdedg0Y)
For this reason, the presentation of the third machine produced by Horacio Pagani was symbolically held at the Museo Della Scienza e tecnologia, dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.
Pagani, a former young man from Argentina who seemed unconnected to the world of cars and art, but drew inspiration from both Leonardo and Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentine racing driver who holds the record of five Formula 1 world titles. But the racing driver was also known for his personality, fairness and humanity. Fangio and Horacio met in 1981 and proved pivotal for the young Pagani. The motor racing driver subsequently sent letters of recommendation to help the young man realize his dream of securing a job with an Italian car company. One of these letters fell into the hands of Giulio Aliferi and he was hired by Lombargini.
At the age of 20, Pagani designed and built his first car, the F3. He later became chief engineer at Automobili Lamborghini holding SPA.
Reaching the heights, in 1992, Horacio founded his own company called Pagani Automobili S.P.A., which has been successfully operating to this day.
Pagani is amazing in his determination and talent, but also in his kindness and gratitude, as many years later he launched the Zonda F, where the 'F' stands for Fangio, as a tribute to a friend from Argentina who left his mark on Pagani's fortunes. Unfortunately, Manuel Fangio will not be destined to see a model dedicated to him.
More about the Pagani Utopia.
For just the third time since 1999, a new Pagani model has been launched.
The Utopia was built around the three objectives set out by the company's founder himself, Horacio Pagani: simplicity, lightness and driving pleasure.
It took 6 years to design the new model, aiming to create a timeless hyper car icon. Everything about this hyper car is interesting, from the design, to the manual gearbox which returns to the Italian hyper car company.
The car's colours and materials are inspired by the 1950s and 1960s with their charm.
The Utopia is the successor to Pagani's previous creation, the Huayra Roadster BC hyper car. The new model uses a twin-turbo V-12 engine, an evolution of the V-12 used for the Huayra.
Info & photos credit https://www.pagani.com/it/press/presentazione-mondiale-della-nuova-pagani-utopia/
Interview with Pagani with English subtitle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWYKfdedg0Y