The occasion for the creation of such a unique, and expensive, car concept is the 60th anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori, or 313th Aerobatic Training Group, the world’s largest aerobatics patrol.
The Pagani Huayra Tricolore takes its inspiration, and many of the car’s details, from the Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N. military jet trainer.
Pagani claims that from materials to production processes, the Huayra Tricolore boasts the highest representation of aviation technology applied to a car.
“In a year, 2020, which has put our country to the test like never before, we are proud to be able to celebrate a symbol of unity and national pride such as the Frecce Tricolori, a milestone that has emerged from an era of values and passion, and a long period of time in which men and machines were able and had to surpass themselves, day after day. For all of us, the Frecce represent an example of determination, a demonstration of what the strong desire to move forward and overcome obstacles can achieve. We hope that Huayra Tricolore will be a worthy tribute” Horacio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili.
As for what makes this edition of the already wild Pagani Huayra so special are new features such as a more pronounced front splitter with a completely new aerodynamic profile has been designed to ensure maximum downforce, as well as a new airscoop, equipped with an innovative air conveying system that allows for an even greater flow of cold air directly to the engine.
The Huayra Tricolore also pays tribute to the Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N. with rear wing supports whose shape recalls the tail fin of the jet and display the number of the car in the lettering used to number the patrol aircraft.
The cars will be numbered according to the three main leaders of the formation: Number 0 – Commander, Number 1 – Head of Formation, and Number 10 – Soloist.
Also, in the center of the front hood there is a Pitot tube, the instrument that allows each aircraft to measure the macroscopic air speed and, therefore, determine the aerodynamic condition of the aircraft, indicated by the resulting dynamic pressure: this is a reference to the world of aviation and a tribute to the aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori fleet.
The chassis of the Huayra Tricolore is made from the latest generation composite materials, such as Carbo-Titanium HP62 G2 and Carbo-Triax HP62.
The Huayra Tricolore is powered by the new Pagani V12, the 36 valve, 5980 cc twin-turbo engine specially developed by Mercedes-AMG, capable of delivering 618 kW (840 HP) at 5900 rpm and 1100 Nm of torque from 2000 to 5600 rpm.
Inside the vehicle are more inspirations taken from the Frecce Tricolori aircraft including aluminium components made from aerospace grade alloys and machined from billet and then anodized in the distinctive blue color, a gear knob carved from a single block of aluminium and carbon, floor mats made of composite materials, and the Huayra Tricolore’s cockpit – the anemometer of the central console that, through the outer Pitot tube on the front hood, detects the air speed and informs the occupants by means of a dedicated indicator.
Only three of these vehicles will be produced by Pagani, making the Huayra Tricolore hypercar the definition of ultra-limited edition.