For its entire existence of two and a half decades, Pagani Automobili has been synonymous with ultra-rare, mid-engine supercars.
The mid-ship layout with rear-wheel-drive is the way to go as far as supercars and hypercars are concerned, and that won’t change anytime soon. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean people can’t imagine different types of cars built by Pagani.
Russian designer Igor Krasnov certainly did and his challenge was to envision a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout for a Pagani. Naturally, that resulted in fundamentally different proportions, as these well-executed renderings prove. Whereas the Huayra has a short front hood and a long rear section behind the cabin, this hypothetical creation completely reverses the proportions.
The unnamed Pagani coupe features a very long front hood with enough room underneath to accommodate the Mercedes AMG-built twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine that delivers 730 PS (720 hp) in the “standard” Huayra coupe.
The short boot lid that follows the sweeping roofline makes the rendered car look more like an Aston Martin than a Pagani. Still, the renderings prove that Pagani’s current styling language would work even when applied to a grand tourer.
Okay, maybe the wing-mounted mirrors are a bit too much, but the rest of the car doesn’t look half bad — including the gullwing doors. The designer made some changes to the front and rear lights but even so the car looks like something that would be made in the company’s Atelier in Modena.
If Pagani ever decided to build an ultra-exclusive grand tourer with a front-mounted engine, it would probably look a lot like Krasnov’s creation.