When Pagani reveals a new vehicle, you know it will be special and receive a ton of fanfare. The Utopia, the replacement to the Huayra, fit that bill perfectly. It's like something out of a dream, delivered on cloud. It uses advanced words like Carbo-Titanium in its construction and familiar words like forged aluminum, topped with brands like Brembo and Pirelli to add icing, then manual shifting and a V12 engine to put the cherry on top of this perfect dessert.
Artistically it's sublime internally and externally. A skeletonized gated shifter, speakers positioned perfectly behind driver and passenger, adorned in a red leather veneer, each gauge bezeled in a way that perfectly balances the cutting edge future with a touch of historical brilliance. It's outside skin in a soft white, cream ceramic color that rolls over the smooth aircraft looking exterior. The wheels a perfect balance of black accented by vents that line the circumference that appear to cool the powerful brakes hidden within. The engine looks more like it was chiseled out of the car than placed within it.
The numbers are no less devastating. A 2,822 lb vehicle strapped to a bespoke 864 horsepower 60 degree 6 liter, twin turbo V12, producing over 700 ft/lbs of torque. The power is driven to the ground through a 7 speed automatic/manual Xtrac transverse mounted transmission or pure manual. The only thing truly connecting it to the Earth a set of Pirellia PZero Corsa wrap around the 21" front and 22" rear wheels, even offering a low temp option SottoZero should you want to brave the elements. Stopping power is provided by 6 piston monolithic caliper Brembos gripping to carbon ceramic rotors up front with 4 pistons in the rear.
Truth be told, the numbers mean nothing. If you can afford a Pagani numbers simply don't exist. You're driving a piece of art. Like a Mozart symphony given life, or Michelangelo's art moving through space. A safe haven of sorts in a turbulent world, it truly feels like a Utopia. It is relentless, it is excellence, a one of a kind of many and some will ask whether it will ever be repeated. As long as Horacio has anything to say about it, it will. It honors our history while being an acceptable future. Today the future looks very bright.