Pagani Utopia debuts with 852 HP, 7-Speed Manual

Pagani Utopia is the C10 supercar's production version. This car's name comes from Thomas More's 1516 book Utopia, which outlines the philosopher's ideal state. The new machine's lofty moniker sets high expectations.

Pagani consulted previous owners for the Utopia. The manufacturer said they wanted "simplicity, lightness, and driving enjoyment."

Mercedes-6.0-liter AMG's twin-turbo V12 is in the Utopia. It produces 852 hp (635 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) between 2,800 and 5,900 rpm. Company says powerplant meets California emissions standards.

Pagani's seven-speed automatic manual transmission has helical gearing for rapid shifting. There's a clutch-pedal seven-speed manual. Electro-mechanical rear differential.

The Utopia is more minimalist than the Huayra and Zonda. Active aerodynamic features are kept subtle to maintain clean looks.

The front and rear subframes are Chromoly steel. The monocoque is made of Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62. Pagani's "new sort of A-class carbon fiber" boasts 38% greater rigidity than prior forms of carbon. 

The 13.23-pound titanium quad exhaust has a ceramic coating (6 kilograms). This lightweight material keeps the weight to 2,822 pounds (1,280 kilograms).

The Utopia has forged aluminum double wishbones and electronic shocks. Front and rear Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs have six-piston calipers.

21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels. The brakes have turbine-shaped carbon-fiber extractors. The custom Pirelli tires feature a Utopia silhouette.

The Utopia's interior lacks digital screens. One screen separates the speedometer and tachometer. Pagani's center stack has instruments, switches, and HVAC controls but no infotainment screen. Steering wheel, pedals are milled from metal blocks.

Pagani envisions 99 Utopia coupes. The corporation won't disclose price or delivery date.

Pagani Utopia