Let's call them virtual reveals from Horacio Pagani himself.
The cancelation of this year's Geneva Motor Show, nearly at the last minute, sent automakers scrambling. Instead of the typical debuts, companies quickly had to come up with alternative solutions, including Pagani. Despite its small size, Pagani is one of the most exclusive hypercar companies in the world and its reputation is impeccable. Since 1992, the year the Pagani Zonda debuted, Geneva had been the company's yearly big event to show the world its latest masterpieces. We've already seen the Pagani Imola and Pagani Huayra Roadster BC in photos and we were looking forward to seeing them in the flesh this month.
Although we can't Horacio Pagani himself had made this exclusive video showcasing what he had planned for Geneva, providing us with the most in-depth review of either new hypercar to date.
Named for the racetrack on which it was modeled and tuned, the Imola has undergone the most severe on-track validation of any Pagani to date. And yes, it is fully street legal. Compared to the "standard" Huayra, the Imola's suspension has been completely reworked for a more track-focused driving experience. It's also the recipient of a number of lightweight technologies, including Pagani's latest version of its carbo-titanium composite materials. Total weight: 2,747 pounds. Total output: 827 hp. It's not for amateurs.
And then there's the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC. This 800-hp topless wonder is the Roadster variant of the coupe and named in honor of Benny Caiola, a close friend of Mr. Pagani and also his first customer. It also features numerous advanced technologies, such as an active aerodynamic system combined with a dynamic suspension for superior stability. Like all Huayras, it's powered by an AMG twin-turbo V12, in this case producing over 800 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque.
These latest Paganis are extremely limited in production and carry price tags in excess of $3.5 million. But let Horacio Pagani give you a tour of each car himself. Consider it a privilege.