“Pagani. The Story of a Dream” in the city where dreams come true.
New York City is known as the city where dreams come true, so it seems a fitting place for the latest Pagani showcase, "Pagani. The Story of a Dream", to take place, giving the 750,000 people who commute through Grand Central Station on a daily basis the opportunity to see some of the world's finest hypercars exhibited. Pagani and Pirelli have teamed up for the display, which was originally meant to celebrate 20 years of the Zonda, but now celebrates an illustrious partnership that has seen milestones like the first record set with the Zonda R on the Nurburgring back in 2010 when it wore Pirelli P Zero tires and the F1 modeling process that resulted in bespoke P Zero Trofeo R tires for the latest Huayra Roadster BC.
So to celebrate two decades of Pagani's finest, the hypercar manufacturer has brought together six representations of everything the brand represents - from exceptional performance to exquisite design, with a couple of bespoke creations in between - as they look towards an even brighter future. The six cars will be on display from 10 am to 7 pm every day from November 5-8, with the collection visible to three-quarters of a million people who pass through the station daily.
"Grand Central Terminal, a globally recognized transportation hub with timeless design and beauty, is an iconic location where many immigrants arrived and began their American Dream. As there are significant parallels between their journeys and mine, I am honored to tell my story here," said Horacio Pagani. "I hope New York City residents and visitors passing through will enjoy seeing my work and learning about how the commitment to sacrifice, hard work and passion can help anyone realize their dream."
Among the six cars forming part of this very special Pagani collection, the brand is showcasing Zonda 001, the very first production Pagani ever, originally unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show. The original Zonda has been meticulously restored to Concours condition for the exhibit and showcases iconic Pagani traits like the 450-horsepower Mercedes-AMG engine and carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Four other Zondas are on display, including the 602-hp Zonda F - dedicated to legendary race Juan Manuel Fangio - and the 750-hp one-of-ten Zonda R - the same car that set a Nurburgring record in 2011. Only five examples of the Zonda Cinque were ever produced, one of which also makes an appearance at Grand Central, which combined elements of both the Zonda F and R originally as a special order for a Hong Kong client.
It was the first-ever road car to make use of a carbo-titanium chassis and was the lightest, strongest, and most aerodynamic body ever produced by Pagani. The last Zonda to appear is the HP Barchetta, designed by and for Horacio Pagani, celebrating the works of Pagani's Uni-di-Uno division and its tailor-made products.
The last Pagani on display celebrates the brand's latest achievements with the Huayra Roadster BC. The 2,685 lb Roadster weighs less than the coupe variant and boasts 800 hp from a 6.0-liter AMG-built V12 engine.