Twenty-three years, countless special editions, two model lines and a whole dollop of noise: the history of Pagani can quite easily be summed up in one sentence.
Naturally, scratch the surface and the detail provides some welcome depth. Horacio Pagani, who turns 60 today, founded his company right under the noses of Ferrari and Lamborghini near Modena in 1992; forget Silicon Valley, this is Supercar Valley.
From there, he began work on his supercar-shaped ode to Fangio – the great Argentinian Formula One racer – in the shape of the very first Zonda C12, a car inspired by the championship-winning Sauber Mercedes C9 from the late ‘80s.
Not soon after, he turned his mind towards the gullwinged Huayra, because he thought the Zonda would date, nor be able to keep up with the competition.
Of course, nothing is ever that simple. The Zonda, like some supercharged, indefatigable zombie warrior, went through countless iterations, many of which proved particularly bombastic (we’re looking at you, Zonda R and LM). Huayra then, has some mighty shoes to fill.
So, as it’s the great man’s birthday, we decided to bring you up to speed with his outputs. They are fine. They are fast, and you will probably want them all. Happy birthday, Horacio.