But will the Huayra's successor really be called the C10?
Believe it or not, the Pagani Huayra is now more than a decade old. The Huayra is gearing up for its retirement (unless Pagani keeps cranking out endless special edition models like the Zonda), and Pagani has been teasing some juicy details about its successor, codenamed the C10. We still don't know what the car will be called, but our predictions about its reveal date were 100 percent accurate.
Pagani officially confirmed that the C10 will make its world premier on September 12, 2022 in Milan, Italy. The Italian automaker refers to the car as a "new chapter in the Pagani story," though after the company named its first two models after famous winds, we doubt "C10" will be the final model designation.
"In a city beloved by Leonardo da Vinci, who, even today, inspires our work with his belief that Art and Science can walk hand in hand, we will unveil the next generation of Pagani Hypercars," Pagani said in a statement. The single teaser image shows the C10's silhouette, which looks broadly similar to past Pagani vehicles. It also lends some credence to the leaked photo from earlier this year (pictured below) being the real deal. If that leak was accurate, the C10 won't stray too far from the Zonda/Huayra styling formula.
Like its predecessor, the C10 will feature Mercedes-AMG power, a 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers. The car will produce around 850 to 880 horsepower, going out to the rear wheels through either a sequential automatic or manual transmission. Pagani will integrate some technology from the Huayra R track-only special, but not that car's specially developed HWA engine.
We expect the C10 to live a long life, like the Zonda and Huayra, though the total production numbers will be limited to under 300 units, making it an extremely rare collectible. If the Huayra is any indicator, the price tag will be well into the seven digits.