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Horacio Pagani

  • Horacio Pagani and the first customer-specced Huayra

    Pagani is quite literally a supercar maker run by a car enthusiast. Horacio Pagani has no issues expressing his fondness for competitors' cars and he even purchases them quite frequently—not for comparison's sake either. The outspoken Argentine also doesn't mind admitting his competitors build more technical machines, specifically Porsche. When asked about the 918 Spyder, Mr. Pagani told Automobile, "During the final tests for the Huayra BC at Imola we tested it against a 918. We said, ‘Which car is the standard that others are held up to now? Which hypercar of the last few years...

  • Horacio Pagani's Personal Porsche 918 Spyder
    Horacio Pagani's Personal Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

    At his factory in Modena, Horacio Pagani has built some of the most lust-worthy cars every made, including the stunning Huayra and the bonkers, one-of-five, $2.28 million Zonda R Evolution. But like a many enthusiasts, Pagani isn't a brand loyalist, and has a garage full of machines mere mortals...

  • Horacio Pagani driving a McLaren P1 (Image via Keno Zache Photography)
    Horacio Pagani Takes A Spin In The McLaren P1

    In the automotive business, it’s quite common for companies to test their rivals’ products. However, it’s not often that you see a company’s CEO and founder get behind the wheel of the competition but that’s exactly what you see here. This photo, sourced from Keno...

  • The Pagani Zonda Cinque
    The Pagani Story, Part Five: Video

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve brought you the first four segments of a five-part video series covering the history of Italian supercar builder Pagani Automobili. While this fifth installment marks the end of the series, it’s really just the end of the beginning for Pagani. The videos...

  • Pagani Zonda R spied on the 'Ring setting new 6:47 lap time
    The Story Of Pagani, Parts Three And Four: Video

    Last wee, we brought you the first two installments of a five-part series on the history of Pagani Automobili. This week, it's time for parts three and four. Horacio Pagani was heavily inspired by fellow Argentinean Juan Manuel Fangio, who ultimately introduced a young Pagani to key personnel at...

  • Horacio Pagani, circa 1999
    The Story Of Pagani Automobili: Video

    Horacio Pagani began his career as an automotive designer at a very early age, carving futuristic body designs from blocks of balsa wood. Inspired by the works of Leonardo DaVinci, Pagani believed it was both possible and necessary to combine art and engineering. By age 20, Pagani had designed and...

  • Pagani models under construction.

    Can a supercar blend art and design successfully? Can the language of mechanical engineering also be translated into visually stunning sculpture? When the genius behind these designs is Horacio Pagani, the answer is yes. As a young boy in South America, Pagani was influenced by the designs and artwork of Leonardo DaVinci. Pagani was so inspired, in fact, that he moved halfway around the world, just to be in the proximity of DaVinci and automakers like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Today, Pagani is a known and well-respected brand, at least in the uppermost strata of the supercar world...

  • Horacio Pagani and the first customer-specced Huayra
    Pagani Presents First Customer-Specced Huayra

    Controversial styling and a questionable engine choice notwithstanding, Pagani’s new Huayra supercar is an impressive piece of machinery; one made all the more so when you consider that it’s just Pagani’s second car, the first of course being the now legendary Zonda. Revealed to...

  • Pagani Zonda S
    Pagani Reveals Plans For Smaller V-8 Model

    The Pagani Zonda is already one of the most dramatically styled and exclusive supercars in recent production but the man behind the car, Horacio Pagani, has much more ambitious plans for the future. Later this year the Zonda’s replacement, the internally coded C9, will enter production and this...

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