Pagani C10 teased ahead of September reveal

Pagani shared another brief preview of his upcoming C10 hypercar in the form of a pencil sketch, ahead of its debut in Milan on September 12.

This particular sketch appears to have been drawn by Pagani founder and CEO Horacio Pagani and doesn’t show much of the upcoming C10 other than parts of the fighter jet-style wheel arches and canopy.

This latest sketch builds on an earlier silhouette teaser of the C10 which showed it will have a short nose and long rear deck similar to the Huayra.

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Pagani has previously confirmed that the C10 will be powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG, mated to a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Weight reduction was a priority and Pagani avoided electrification. Peak power is expected to be around the 660kW mark, which would make it about 40kW more powerful than the Huayra.

Production versions of the Pagani C10 are expected to start arriving at customers in 2023.

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Even though the C10 will be purely gas-powered, Pagani has been looking into electric vehicle (EV) technology for several years now.

Mr Pagani recently told Autocar that he has had a team working on electric vehicles since 2018, but has yet to find a solution he likes – no customer would.

He told the British publication “in four years we have never found interest in the supercar market” for a Pagani electric car.

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A brand spokesperson also told Autocar that the technology to build a 1,300kg all-electric Pagani does not exist in 2022.

They also said a Pagani electric supercar should be “true to the philosophy of being light, safe and emotional, and fun to drive and own”.

Global supercar manufacturers are currently working to maintain driver engagement and emotion in the age of hybrid and electric cars.

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Ferrari is committed to building an electric vehicle and has already unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid in the form of the 296 GTB.

McLaren has entered the era of the plug-in hybrid and Lamborghini is preparing to hybridize its famous V12 flagship.

Although it has created countless special editions and spin-offs, Pagani has only built three “models” since its founding.

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The first was the Zonda, which debuted at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. It was succeeded by the Huayra in 2010, which ditched the naturally aspirated V12 engine for a more powerful turbocharged unit.

Not only did this bring more power, but the Huayra evolved the design language of the Zonda and brought things like active aerodynamics into the mix.

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