The idea for Codalunga appeared in 2018
The origins of the Codalunga go back to 2018 when two long-time customers approached Horacio Pagani with a request to design a long-tail version of the Huayra. Longtail is the English translation of the Italian term Codalunga and means something like a long tail.
Four years after the first sight, Codalunga is now complete. Only five units with a base price of at least seven million euros will be built.
The project was carried out by a special department for one time and a small “Pagani Grandi Complicazioni” series based on the Huayra Coupé was presented in 2011. The Le Mans race car of the 1960s was inspired by its sleek body.
The goal is clear: Codalunga should not only be longer, but also more elegant. A car that will continue to inspire people at concours events around the world for decades to come.
36 centimeters longer than the regular Huayra
The entire rear has been redesigned for this purpose. The engine cover with the letters Codalunga is 36 centimeters longer and has nothing to do with the regular Huayra.
But that’s just the beginning, as the rear has been completely redesigned: the three lights per side have been rearranged and are now side-by-side. A wide diffuser and grille inserts have been removed, giving the rear a completely new look.
But one element can’t be lost from the Codalunga, and that’s the iconic four-pipe titanium center exhaust, which is said to weigh just 4.4 kilograms and features a special ceramic finish.
V12 biturbo with 840 hp and 1100 Nm
At 1280 kilos, the 6.0 liter V12 biturbo should have an easy time. In the Huayra Codalunga, the Pagani V12 produces 840 hp and a maximum torque of 1100 Nm, which is sent to the rear wheels via the famous seven-speed Getrag sequential gearbox.
The Italians don’t reveal the driving performance, but a value of around 3.0 seconds for a sprint of up to 100 km/h and a top speed of around 350 km/h should be more than realistic.
But the best value certainly wasn’t a top priority in its development, as Codalunga was designed less for the racetrack and more for prestigious events. The configuration of the customer’s first vehicle in blue-silver with a partially matt finish is also elegant.
Extensive use of visible carbon is avoided, and the seven-spoke filigree rims are reminiscent of Zonda Venti wheels.
Very elegant interior
Brown nubuck leather with special woven leather inserts is widely used in the interior of the Huayra Codalunga – a very elegant project approach is also seen here.