Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Hero Image
The Pagani Utopia Overdoses on Masculinity With Manual Gearbox
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This is the Pagani Utopia, a V12 powered, 852bhp ultracar costing a cool $2.2M USD. Six years in the making, the Pagani Utopia is a celebration of the past and a deliberate failure to embrace the new. The old-school marks the return of a seven-speed manual gearshift. A powerful car with a manual gearbox is as outdated a concept as it is to replace CGi in a Marvel movie with hand-drawn animation.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Front

There is a reason why a seven-speed gearbox should be automated… ease of use. A modern automated gearbox is simply more efficient. Perhaps a sports car with a manual gearbox has become a byline for masculinity.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Side view

The exterior styling looks like a concept from the early 2000s, it is traditional and functional, as if it is trying to hide from view.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Rear

Unlike a Ferrari SF90 which looks as if it wants to be the center of attention even when at a standstill, I prefer Pagani’s subtle yet striking approach.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Interior

The Utopia will also be offered with an automated single-clutch transmission. The vehicle’s mass weighs in at 1,280kg, which is considered light for a modern sports car containing a bulky V12.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Manual Gearbox

The engine is sourced from Mercedes AMG, the 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 is loaded with 852 bhp and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque from 2,800-5,900 rpm. The engine is tuned to rev up to 6,700 rpm. Performance figures are yet to be detailed.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Rear Quarter

The suspension is derived from Formula One. The components are directly connected to the subframe. The pushrod springs and damper setup allow for semi-active driveability according to Pagani. This allows the Utopia to remain settled over the most unsettled urban dominions.

The Pagani Utopia rides on Pirelli P Zero Corsa treads, 21 inch at the front and 22 inches at the back.

Pagani Utopia Ultracar - Hero Image
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