Pagani unveils the Huayra Epitome, Featuring a Manual Gearbox

The unique Epitome pairs a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine with a seven-speed manual transmission.

Pagani has revealed the one-off Huayra Epitome ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Touted as the pinnacle of Pagani street cars, it is the first Huayra to feature a manual transmission.

Starting with the transmission, the Epitome boasts a seven-speed manual from Xtrac. Pagani states that it includes the “latest triple-disc clutch for improved torque transmission,” an electronically managed differential, and a racing-derived tripod joint system for enhanced engine responsiveness.

The transmission is paired with a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 852 hp (635 kW / 864 PS) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of torque. This Mercedes-AMG sourced engine allows the model to reach an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).

Additionally, engineers have developed a revised suspension geometry that “reduces dive during acceleration, pitch during braking, and roll in corners.” The Epitome also features an active suspension system with a “super soft” mode for enhanced comfort on rough roads.

While the blue carbon fiber body will undoubtedly draw attention, the Epitome features several unique elements. Notably, it includes a new front bumper with an integrated splitter for increased downforce, larger intakes, new inner ducts, and exclusive lighting units.

Moving further back, the Epitome boasts ventilated front fenders and a distinctive rear end with an integrated wing. These are complemented by aerodynamically optimized taillight covers and a six-tip titanium exhaust.

Additional highlights include a carbon-clad interior and forged aluminum monolithic wheels inspired by an Imola coupe owned by the client. These lightweight wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.

The Huayra Epitome is the culmination of months of work by Pagani’s Grandi Complicazioni division, which collaborated closely with the client. The initial conceptualization phase lasted nine months, followed by ten months of design and development.


  • Ian Sawyer

    Growing up with a father who was a mechanic I had an appreciation for cars and motorcycles from an early age. I shared my first bike with my brother that had little more than a 40cc engine but it opened up a world of excitement for me, I was hooked. As I grew older I progressed onto bigger bikes and...

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