Pagani Huayra Codalunga pays homage to the 1960s long-tail race cars

The Huayra Codalunga draws inspiration from long-tail race cars from 1960

Pagani has unveiled its homage to the 1960s ‘long-tail’ race car designs with the new Huayra Codalunga. The Codalunga features a heavily revised body in comparison to the standard Huayra with redesigned bumpers and an extended rear section to give it the long-tail look. The Codalunga is limited to only 5 units, each costing about 7 million Euros, with all units already sold out. Starting with the look, the Condaluga has a revised front bumper with larger intakes. Its moving to the side where the differences really stand out. The tail stretches out much longer than the standard Huayra with the rear overhang tapering upwards. The engine cover is 360mm longer than on the standard model and features redesigned vents for engine cooling.

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“We made the Huayra Codalunga longer and smoother, as if it had been caressed and molded by the wind, to design lines that were even more elegant than the coupe. We drew inspiration from the long tails of the 1960s that raced at Le Mans, which had very clean lines,” said Horatio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili.

Pagani hasn’t yet revealed as to who are the buyers or when the cars will be delivered. It has said that one unit will be certified for the North American market. The company said that the process to design and develop the long-tail was a two-year long process and included building two test models – one at a 1:4 scale and the second a full-size model.