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Pagani Huayra Epitome: A Manual Transmission Masterpiece

The Huayra is alive and well, and we're not about to complain. For those seeking the absolute latest, there's Pagani's Utopia. However, a deep-pocketed customer desired a brand-new Huayra, but with a twist – a manual transmission. Thankfully, Pagani boasts an in-house bespoke department, Grandi Complicazioni (Italian for "Great Complications", we feel you).

True to its name, this one-off creation is likely some of their finest work. As such, they've christened it the Pagani Huayra Epitome. Grandi Complicazioni’s baby took them 9 months in plannig and another 10 months to deliver. 

Pagani Huayra Epitome Details

The Pagani Huayra Epitome now features a seven-speed manual gearbox from Xtrac, a leading name in high-performance transmissions. In true Pagani fashion, the 7-speed gearbox showcases an exposed housing with aluminum components. This gearbox incorporates the latest triple disc clutch, ensuring seamless transfer of the car's immense torque.

The heart of the Huayra Epitome lies in the specially tailor-built AMG 6.0-liter V12. Now, the car delivers 864 hp at 6,000 rpm, with a torque of 1,100 Nm. Interestingly, these figures on paper even surpass those of the Utopia.

Pagani has also included a limited slip differential. The Huayra promises a super comfortable ride with a new "super soft" suspension setting. This eliminates dive during acceleration, pitch during braking, and body roll in corners, while also offering a more compliant ride on uneven surfaces. However, softer settings aren't ideal for higher speeds. The Epitome automatically disengages the "super soft" mode, with the shock absorbers returning to normal operation at 150 kph. Speaking of speed, the Huayra Epitome is limited to 350 kph. 

Pagani hasn't compromised on the auditory experience. The car retains the lightweight six-way titanium exhaust system, offering an even more sonorous note when the four-exhaust button on the central tunnel is pressed. The Hypercar also gains two additional round outlets in the diffuser designed specifically to generate more downforce.A set of forged aluminum alloy monolithic wheels are wrapped in grippy Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres, perfect for hitting the track.

Speaking of design, Pagani has crafted all-new front and rear bumpers, a new front hood with exclusive light clusters, and a revamped wheel arch air extraction system. Keeping pace with modern trends, the hypercar even sports DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) down on its bumpers.. This new bumper also incorporates a reworked splitter, aiding in better air management. 

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TopGear Magazine July 2024