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Horacio Pagani: the Argentinian who designed the most expensive car in the world

Their cars broke the industry barrier and were displayed as what they are: works of art.

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To many Argentines the name Horacio Pagani immediately refers to a pretty vehement sports journalist who always seems to be on the verge of a live heart attack. I bring you a news: there is another compatriot who is named exactly the same but is a little less histrionic and is engaged in something completely different. He's the designer of the most expensive cars in the world.

Lives in Modena, Italy, for many years. Their cars, in addition to the design work that makes thinking more about art than engineering, are made of the noblest materials that exist: they are the same as used in the aerospace industry. His works of art (because those cars, moreover, are designed and built one by one), have a work of aerodynamics that we makes you think more of Stanley Kubrick than Michael Schumacher. It seems that his work is rewarded: for his latest model, the Zonda HP Barchetta, he paid no more and no less than 15 million euros.

Pagani exposes as an artist

Very recently, less than a week ago, Pagani made another leap in his career, his cars broke the industry barrier and were displayed as what they are: works of art. The venue was the Grand Central Terminal station, one of the nerve points of New York City. It is estimated that they will be seen by 750 thousand people a day.

The sample will be called “Pagani: the story of a dream”, and the name has to do with the very life of the entrepreneur-artist-designer: from boy, when he lived in the city of Casilda, in Santa Fe, he fantasized about creating the most impressive cars that exist. And he did it. Just lead a life. dedicated to this: at fifteen, when had not yet finished high school, designed (and built) a motorcycle that worked perfect: the whole town saw him walking in it.

Pagani's creations on display in New York

Zonda 001

The first of the models he built. Originally presented at the Geneva Motor Show at 1999, for the exhibition they rebuilt it almost completely. It's a monocoque. and has a Mercedes-AMG 450 hp engine.

Zonda F

The F of the name is a tribute to Pagani's idol and mentor: Juan Manuel Fangio. It is the lightest sports car in its class, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 345 km/h. At the time he broke the lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

Zonda R

The development is from 2006 and was introduced in 2009. It is the first to blend the technology of the F1 with aerospace. He also set a record in Nürburgring Nordschleife (this time in 2011). Accelerates from 0 to 100 in 2.7 seconds and reaches Only 10 units were manufactured.

Zonda Cinque

It is from which fewer units were built: so

Publication Date: 18/11/2019

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