Pagani is developing not one but two new hypercars, and the real surprise is that one is going to be an all-electric that’s set to arrive by 2025, as confirmed by Horacio Pagani in an interview with elTres TV.
However, before the world meets the all-electric Pagani, the Italian supercar maker will launch a traditional hypercar with an internal combustion engine to replace the Huayra.
The Huayra successor will be powered by an all-new twin-turbo engine still sourced from Mercedes-AMG, with Horacio Pagani saying that his new creation will pass even the strict California emission standards without the need of electrifying the powertrain. More importantly, the company’s founder confirmed that the upcoming model will be available with a manual gearbox.
The decision to offer the Huayra successor with a manual was driven mainly by the huge demand from Pagani customers, with Horacio referencing the Porsche 911 R as an example of the high-end market’s newfound love for manual transmissions.
As for the all-electric Pagani, he said that he has already a team of more than 20 engineers working on the project, without revealing further details. Pagani believes that the high-capacity, brawny internal combustion engines powering exotics will remain viable for manufacturers until around 2025, when he plans to launch his EV hypercar.
When asked about autonomous driving technologies, though, he replied that his cars are bought to be driven, therefore there’s no reason to include them.
H/T to Autodato!