In the city where dreams come true, Horacio Pagani – Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili recounted the story of the dream he had as a little boy in Argentina – to create the most impeccably designed Supercars ever built. Early in his life he became a firm believer in Leonardo DaVinci’s principle that Art and Science can go hand-in-hand. This belief has led him on a path to the Motor Valley in Modena, Italy and to a philosophy that he and his team still follow today. “Pagani. The Story of a Dream” is a remarkable opportunity for North American car enthusiasts, especially New York inhabitants and the 750,000 people who pass through the city’s Grand Central Terminal every day, to see some of the rarest Hypercars in the world. November 5th – 8th from 10am – 7pm, the collection will be open to the public.
“Grand Central Terminal, a globally recognized transportation hub with timeless design and beauty, is an iconic location where many immigrants arrived and began their American Dream. As there are significant parallels between their journeys and mine, I am honored to tell my story here,” said Horacio Pagani. “I hope New York City residents and visitors passing though will enjoy seeing my work and learning about how the commitment to sacrifice, hard work and passion can help anyone realize their dream.”
“Pagani. The Story of a Dream” is presented by tire manufacturer Pirelli, a partner of Pagani Automobili for more than a decade. The relationship between Pagani and Pirelli began in 2008 and has since shared a number of important milestones: from the first record set with the Zonda R at the Nurburgring in 2010 on Pirelli P Zero tires to the development of the Formula One modeling process of the P Zero Trofeo R tires for the new Roadster BC.
In order to achieve the best performance and the highest standard of safety, Pirelli conceives and designs each tire with a specific car in mind. This Perfect Fit strategy is well aligned with Pagani who tailor makes each car for a specific client.
“We are very proud to be a partner of Pagani in this unique event, in one of the most iconic spots in the world” – said Marco Crola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pirelli North America, Inc. ”Working with Pagani is a real pleasure for us. Every day, with his dream cars, Horacio presents us with highly advanced challenges and pushes us to achieve ever higher technological goals. So, I’d like to thank Horacio for not only having us as the presenting sponsor of this incredible event, but also for challenging us to reach the peak every day”.
On display is the very first chassis ever released by Pagani Automobili: Zonda 001, which earlier this year was meticulously reconstructed using original materials as part of Pagani’s Rinascimento Program. Additionally, the four other cars of the Pagani Zonda Collection which have been touring the world for the celebration are also gracing Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall. Rounding out the exhibition is the Roadster BC – the latest creation from Pagani, which was officially unveiled during this year’s Monterey Car Week. This model is the culmination of many years leading the field in lightweight composite materials to create a Roadster that actually weighs less than its coupe counterpart. With individual cars valued as high as $18 million, this exhibit offers auto enthusiasts a rare opportunity to see these unique works of art.
The Pagani Collection includes the following:
The very first Pagani production car, it was unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Auto Show and recently underwent a complete rebuild to bring it back to concours condition. It features the now classic Pagani carbon fiber monocoque and 450hp Mercedes-Benz AMG engine.
Dedicated to Horacio Pagani’s mentor, Juan Manuel Fangio, the car was built to create a lighter, safer hypercar, shedding 110 lb. As the lightest hypercar in its class, the Zonda F set a Nürburgring record in 2007 with its 602hp AMG V12 engine.
Developed in 2006 as the ultimate track car, only ten examples were built after the car was unveiled in 2009. Using cutting edge F1 and aerospace technology, the car set another Nürburgring record in 2011 and held the Top Gear track record for several years thanks in part to its 750hp dry-sump AMG V12 engine.
Only five examples of perhaps the most beloved Pagani Zonda road car were ever built, combining elements of the Zonda F and R to originally satisfy a special request from a Hong Kong customer. It was the first road car to use a special ultra-reinforced, Pagani-developed carbo-titanium chassis, which was the lightest, strongest and most aerodynamic body ever produced by the factory.
Zonda HP Barchetta
Designed by and for Horacio Pagani himself as the first of a series of three cars, the more refined model was the work of the special Uno-di-Uno division, which builds tailor-made cars. This car has no roof and offers a different driving experience. It also adopted iconic elements from other models, such as the Cinque’s roof scoop and high-strength chassis. It is a true work of art.
Huayra Roadster BC
Unveiled during the 2019 Monterey Car Week and boasting 800hp from its 6.0L AMG V12 engine, this 2,685 lb lightweight composite Roadster weighs less than its coupe counterpart and features the very latest technology and distinctive Pagani design.