One of the world’s most exotic supercar brands, Pagani, could be coming to Australia.
Raising hopes that the multi-million-dollar Pagani Huayra will be officially sold in Australia for the first time, a photo of the twin-turbo V12 missile was recently posted on the Melbourne Car Spotters Facebook page.
The carbon-fibre Pagani Huayra was “en route to Richmond”, according to the post.
Other commenters claim that Melbourne car importer Zagame Automotive Group will be the first authorised Pagani dealer in Australia.
The Zagame Automotive Group currently has several high-end car dealerships around Melbourne is the official Victorian dealer for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Lotus.
Clearly, the Pagani brand wouldn’t be a stretch for the Zagame group, which also owns Audi, Maserati, McLaren and Rolls-Royce dealerships.
If this is the first shot fired in the official launch of the Pagani brand in Australia, the exotic Italian marque will take on the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren in this country.
But although this could be Australia’s first Pagani Huayra for sale via official channels, it’s not the first one to grace our shores.
An Huayra BC touched down briefly in August 2016 for the World Time Attack event in Sydney, and two privately imported Pagani Zondas are understood to be registered in Australia.
The vehicle on the back of the flat-bed truck appears to be the regular Pagani Huayra first launched in 2011, not the hard-core track-focussed Pagani Huayra BC revealed in 2016.
Even so, the standard Huayra is powered by a monstrous Mercedes-AMG sourced twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 that pumps out 537kW and 1000Nm.
Combined with a 1350kg dry weight, the carbon-fibre hypercar – of just 100 were to be built – is claimed to hit 100km/h in 3.4 seconds on the way to a 378km/h top speed.
In Europe, the Pagani Huayra sells for around €1 million ($A1.59m) without options, meaning Australian vehicles could be priced at around $2 million when the luxury car tax is factored in, making it one of Australia’s most expensive and exclusive supercars.
The 1218kg Huayra BC, meantime, ups those sizeable numbers to 555kW, 1100Nm and €2.1m.
Currently, only seven-speed sequential automatic gearboxes are offered with the mid-engined Huayra.
Pagani also revealed that he wants to deploy the company’s first EV in 2025. He has a team of 20 currently working on the project at the company’s HQ near Modena in Italy.
Image: Melbourne Car Spotters
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