Pagani’s Utopia is the production version of the supercar with the codename C10. We don’t see many cars with names from literature, but this vehicle takes its moniker from the book Thomas More Utopia from 1516 which describes the ideal world of philosophers. Such a high name means the new engine has great promise to run.
To create Utopia, Pagani consulted with the owners of existing models. They asked for three things: “simplicity, lightness, and driving pleasure,” according to the company announcement.
The Utopia packs a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 with a 60-degree angle between cylinders from Mercedes-AMG. That produces 852 horsepower (635 kilowatts) at 6,000 rpm and 811 pound-feet (1,100 Newton-meters) of torque from 2,800 to 5,900 rpm. The power plant is clean enough to meet California’s emission standards, according to the company.
Buyers can choose a seven-speed automatic manual transmission which Pagani claims is the fastest transmission shift with helical gears. There’s also a true seven-speed manual with a clutch pedal. The rear axle has an electro-mechanical differential.
Compared with Huayra and Zone, Utopia has a minimalist design aesthetic. The company keeps the active aerodynamic elements smooth to maintain the body’s clean lines.
Under the skin, the Utopia has a monocoque made of Pagani Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62 Subframe front and rear are Chromoly steel. The bodywork uses what Pagani calls a “new type of A-class carbon fiber” that has 38 percent more rigidity but at the same density as the previous carbon version. The quad exhaust is titanium with a ceramic coating that weighs over 13.23 pounds (6 kilograms). All of these lightweight materials keep the total weight down to 2,822 pounds (1,280 kilograms).
The Utopia rides a suspension consisting of a forged aluminum double wishbone and electronically controlled shock absorbers. There are Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston stoppers at the rear.
Wheels measure 21 inches at the nose and 22 inches at the tail. They have a turbine-shaped carbon fiber extractor that draws hot air from the brakes. Bespoke Pirelli tires have a Utopia silhouette on the sidewall.
Inside, Utopia eschews the modern trend of using multiple digital displays. There is only one display between the analog speedometer and tachometer. Without an infotainment monitor, Pagani covers the center stack with a row of instruments, switches, and HVAC controls. The company grinds the steering wheel and pedals from metal blocks
Pagani originally planned to build 99 examples of the Utopia coupe. The company did not reveal prices or say when deliveries began.