Only three examples will be built, at almost $7 million a pop.
Before sending the Huayra out in style with the hardcore R version next month, Pagani is launching a new special-edition version of the exotic hypercar. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori Italian Airforce Acrobatic Team in 2010, Pagani presented the Zonda Tricolore, which became one of the most-sought after Zonda cars ever made. Ten years later, Pagani has unveiled the new Huayra Tricolore to celebrate the Frecce Tricolori's 60th anniversary.
Like the Zonda Tricolore before it, production will be limited to just three examples. Inspired by the Aermacchi MB-339A PAN fighter jet, the Tricolore is the most powerful and most striking Pagani Huayra yet.
To generate more downforce, the limited-edition Huayra is fitted with a more pronounced front splitter, while a new front bumper with side extractors improves the efficiency of the intercooler. A prominent air scoop also improves the cooling and the rear diffuser has been further optimized.
To compensate for the increased downforce at the front, the Huayra Tricolore features a new wing integrated with the rear hood to form a single carbon-fiber component. The design of the rear wing supports is inspired by the iconic jet fighter's tail fin with a number in the same distinctive lettering used to number the patrol aircraft representing the three main leaders of the formation: number 0 (Commander), number 1 (Head of Formation), and Number 10 - (Soloist).
A Pitot tube also adorns the front hood, which allows aircraft to measure the macroscopic airspeed, while a tricolor livery representing the colors of the Italian flag runs along the side of the car and extends up to the rear light clusters contrasting with the blue carbon body. Other aviation-inspired design cues include rims styled like a propeller of a turbine and anodized aluminum frames applied to the side air intakes and front headlights.
Underpinning the Huayra Tricolore is a new chassis made from lightweight composite materials, while the assembly of the suspension is designed to reduce dive and roll effects during braking and cornering. Power is provided by a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 producing 840 hp at 5,900 rpm and 811 lb-ft of torque 2,000 to 5,600 rpm, making it the most powerful Huayra yet. All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed sequential gearbox with electromechanical differential, which is 35 percent lighter than a dual-clutch gearbox.
Inside, the aeronautical theme continues. All of the aluminum components are made from aerospace-grade alloys, machined from billet, and anodized in a distinctive blue color. Carved from a single block of aluminum and carbon, the gear knob is milled through a five-axis numerical control center and is hand-polished with a special transparent treatment.
Every interior element has been redesigned to save weight including the floor mats, which are made of composite materials. The seats are trimmed in two-tone white and blue recalling the Zonda Tricolore's interior with white, red, and green stripe leather inserts paying tribute to the patrol aircraft.
A Frecce Tricolori emblem embedded into the four-point seat belt and headrest and an anemometer on the central console that detects the air speed from the Pitot tube on the front hood complete the interior embellishments.
The Pagani Huayra Tricolore starts from 5.5 million Euros plus VAT (almost $7 million at today's rates), making it more than twice the price of the Huayra BC, which starts at $2,550,000. No doubt all three examples have already found buyers.