Pagani C10 teased ahead of September reveal

Pagani has shared another brief glimpse at its 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 besides parts of the wheel arches and the fighter jet-style canopy.

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

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

Weight reduction has been a focus, and Pagani has shunned electrification. Peak power is expected to sit around the 660kW mark, which would make it around 40kW more powerful than the Huayra.

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

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

Mr Pagani recently told Autocar he’s had a team working on EVs since 2018, but it’s yet to find a solution he likes – not one customer would go for.

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

Huayra Codalunga credit: CarExpert

A spokesperson for the brand also told Autocar the technology to build a 1300kg all-electric Pagani doesn’t exist in 2022.

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

The world’s supercar manufacturers are currently working out how to keep driver engagement and emotion alive in the era of hybrid and electric cars.

Huayra Tricolore credit: CarExpert

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

McLaren has entered its plug-in hybrid era, and Lamborghini is gearing up to hybridise its famous V12 flagship.

Although it’s created countless special editions and spin-offs, Pagani has only built three ‘models’ since its foundation.

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

Not only did it bring about more power, the Huayra evolved the Zonda’s design language and introduced elements such as active aerodynamics to the mix.

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