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PAGANI vehicles are analogous to Picasso paintings: high-end, high-priced artwork that can only be appreciated as a private acquisition by an elite few.
Australian multi-millionaires can now put themselves in that picture after luxury car importer Bobby Zagame launched Australia’s first dealership for the exclusive brand in Melbourne by unveiling the Pagani Huayra Roadster.
Only 100 cars will be built globally and Zagame has secured “a few” of the exotic machines, with a starting price of $5.5 million.
Each takes four months to build, handcrafted and engineered to exacting standards.
“This is a synthesis of art, jewellery and technology coming together to create the ultimate automotive masterpiece; a true collector's item,” Zagame said. “Pagani is beyond the realms of what we call supercars; these are hypercars. ”
Paganis are built using a patented titanium and carbon-fibre mix exploiting the best properties of each. Rigidity is astonishing and weight minimal: the Huayra Roadster is just 1280kg, which is 70kg less than the coupe.
Power from a mid-mounted 6.0-litre V12 from Mercedes-AMG (570kW/1000Nm-plus) is fed to the rear wheels via a transverse sevenspeed auto.
Performance is what you’d expect from a car at this price: 0-100km/h in about 3.0 seconds, on to a top speed of 370km/h.
Buyers won’t be restricted to track days. The Huayra Roadster is claimed to be the first hypercar to gain full street-legal certification.
The Pagani Huayra roadster.