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First look inside the $7.4 million Pagani Codalunga

by | Last updated on Nov 16, 2022 at 3:51PM | Published on Aug 11, 2022 | Supercars

pagani huayra codalunga from the back with the gull wings open

This is the $7.4 million Pagani Huayra Codalunga and only five examples will ever be made. 

The Codalunga, which translates to longtail in Italian, is 240mm longer than the Huayra. 

The hypercar now has an elongated aerodynamic shape inspired by racing cars of the late 1960s like the Porsche 917. 

The Italian carmaker unveiled the Codalunga at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano got one of the world’s first inside looks. 

Check out the video here! 

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Pagani founder Horacio Pagani said the Huayra Codalunga was designed to be “longer and smoother, as if it had been caressed and molded by the wind”.

In true Pagani fashion, the Codalunga comes with handwoven leather handbags, exclusive to the five people lucky enough to buy the car. 

And to store the bags? 

The Pagani Codalunga has a secret luggage compartment.

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It’s hidden under the rear compartment cover, which also opens to reveal the engine. 

Speaking of which, the Codalunga comes with an AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 which churns out a whopping 840hp. 

While the rear was designed to look different from the Huayra, it still maintains Pagani’s signature quad exhaust pipes. 

And a lack of rear grilles makes space for an unobstructed view of the Codalunga’s exhaust system.

The brand designers also created wind deflectors that look like little fins or winglets when flipped up. 

Aircraft design

Almost everything was redesigned inside the car too, and it looks like the cockpit of a fighter jet. 

The cabin is decked out in jet-inspired toggle switches which are used to control almost everything from the light switches to the windows. 

There are also little controls in the shape of propellers on the steering wheel. 

Pagani said the Codalunga was inspired by coachbuilders of the 1960s and “the coachbuilders of the ‘60s were inspired by aircraft designs”. 

“In a relentless quest for speed and low drag, they created some of the most iconic shapes in the automotive history,” they said. 

Pagani Codalunga interior

Pagani leaves no stone unturned when it comes to design. 

The interior is fitted with carbotanium: titanium woven into carbon fiber. 

And the seats are covered in handwoven leather which are an exact match for the handbags.

The seats also have more handbags hidden behind them.

It’s all in the details

Speaking of immaculate design features, the car comes with a key designed to look like the car.

And it costs $10,000.

Oh, and every single screw used to build the hypercar has the Pagani logo on it.

That means every screw, even those in the engine, cost $75.

Client-focused

Pagani’s head of design Lorenzo Kerkoc said one special client was actively involved in the development of the hypercar. 

“It took two years of working closely with the client to finalize the styling concept,” he said. 

“Two models were built, one at 1:4 scale and the other full size, used for the latest considerations with clients and last refinements before starting production of all necessary components.” 

The Codalunga follows a trend of longtails unveiled this year, including the Mercedes EQXX and McLaren Speedtail.

Watch the Pagani Codalunga at Goodwood Festival of Speed!

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