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Drop everything and gawp at this one-off Pagani Huayra BC
The ‘Macchina Volante’ is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and Juan Manuel Fangio
The Pagani Huayra BC is one of the most opulent, detailed and intense hypercars the world has ever seen – and the example you see above may be the finest of the 20 cars that were eventually produced.
The BC is named after the late Benny Caiola. He was a friend of Horacio Pagani, who then became both a mentor and the company’s first ever customer.
The personal connections don’t stop there with this Macchina Volante edition, though. Those of you with an Italian phrasebook to hand will know that the moniker means ‘Flying Machine’ – a reference to one of Horacio’s role models, Leonardo da Vinci.
There’s more too. See that gorgeous tartan interior and luggage set? That’s inspired by another of Horacio’s friends, Juan Manuel Fangio. Specifically, it’s the same style material as was used in Fangio’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 car. Lovely.
As ever with Pagani, the wonder is all in the detail. Yes, the 6.0-litre twin-turbo AMG V12 will rip your face off with its 789bhp and 811lb ft of torque, but little touches like the naked gear linkage and the translucent paint that lets you see the weave of the carbon fibre are what makes the Huayra BC so special.
And just look at that titanium exhaust system. It’s a work of art in itself. Then there’s the wing mirrors, and even the interior door handles! My word.
Oh, we almost forgot to mention the best bit. The Macchina Volante is currently up for sale at Miller Motorcars in the US. Better start counting those quarters.
Want to see more loveliness from the home of Horacio? Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the fantastic Pagani museum.
Images: Miller Motorcars, Authorised Pagani Dealer