New Pagani C10 supercar to make its debut on 12 September
The all-new Pagani C10 will be unveiled later this year as the third model from the Italian supercar manufacturer
After more than a decade since the launch of Pagani's last new model, the Huayra, the Italian supercar manufacturer has confirmed it will release its latest offering on 12 September. Codenamed C10 (the Huayra was codenamed C9) the all-new car will mark an evolution in design for the brand, and this image is thought to be a rendering of what Pagani’s third model could look like.
Leaked online via an anonymous Instagram account but subsequently taken down, the image has spread across the internet and has sparked great interest in Pagani’s next move - now the company has confirmed it will unveil a new model later this year, it's thought that these shots are indeed of the marque's latest ultra-exclusive offering.
When initially released, accompanying the rendering was a photo of what was claimed to be a document targeted at potential customers, which could signify that the rendering originates from a past sales event or presentation.
The low-resolution picture shows a car which exhibits some customary Pagani design traits, with clear styling cues evolved from both the Zonda and Huayra - such as small, individual rear wings and the car’s headlight design.
A number of apparent aerodynamic aids are also visible, which could help cement previous claims by Pagani that it intends to focus more on handling with the model known as the C10, rather than all-out power.
The overall styling also gives a somewhat retro impression, which would certainly help the new Pagani to stand out as much from competitors as its predecessors managed. Also, given the brand’s track record, it’s a pretty safe bet that the interior will follow suit.
Although a hybrid powertrain has been rumoured for the near future, Pagani's next car is believed to be the last fully combustion-powered model from the Modanese brand. This suggests a Mercedes AMG-sourced engine, and given the brand’s relationship with the German manufacturer it’s thought that a new version of the 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 could be used offering as much as a 40bhp increase over the Huayra, with the option of a manual or a dual-clutch gearbox.
It’s thought that around 300 C10s are currently planned for production, with Pagani claiming that demand has already been high. As with previous Pagani products, other variants including a roadster and maybe an even more hardcore track-focused model - plus the potential for numerous bespoke customer commissions - will also make up some of the total production number.
There's no word yet on what the new Pagani will be called, but expect the car to drop its C10 development codename in favour of a proper model name when it makes it debut on 12 September 2022.
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