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Pagani Huayra Roadster arrives in Australia at $5.5m

By Chris Thompson, 29 Mar 2018 News

Pagani Huayra Roadster arrives in Australia news

Massive price tag for massive performance

Pagani Automobili now has an official presence in Australia, with its first dealership opening locally in Melbourne.

And the first vehicle to be made available through this dealership – which was officially opened in the presence of founder Horacio Pagani – is the Pagani Huayra Roadster.

And it’s priced at $5.5 million.

The right-hand drive cars are road-legal in Australia, despite strict vehicle regulations, and a limited number of the 100 units of Huayra Roadster will be sold here.

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“If we think of the Huayra Coupe as a personification of elegance and timeless lines, the Huayra Roadster was to be the rebellious sister, shapely and beautiful, but with a sharp edge for those who are careless,” says its creator Horacio Pagani.

The 562kW/1000Nm+ Roadster is powered by the Mercedes-AMG M158 engine, a 6.0-litre V12 hooked up to a 7-speed auto.

The Huayra Roadster weighs just 1280kg, and though no performance claims have been made, we’d gamble it can hit 100km/h in under 3.0 seconds in the right conditions.

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Zagame Automotive principal Bobby Zagame says his fascination with the Pagani brand was a strong influence in his pursuit of opening an Australian dealership as part of his network of outlets.

“When I visited the Pagani factory almost 15 years ago in Italy not long after the company was born, and then drove its first creation the Zonda, I dreamt back then of one day bringing Pagani to Australia,” Zagame says.

“I just love everything about Pagani. There is a purity yet complexity in the overall design which is so harmonious it almost defies belief.

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“You need to inspect a Pagani to appreciate its breathtaking audacity.

“There are visible layers of craftsmanship in every little detail and an unmatched ambience from behind the wheel, not to mention a stupendous level of road performance and a symphony from the engine that stirs your soul every time.”

A very limited number of right-hook Huayra Roadsters will be available locally, with no more Pagani models confirmed for Australian deliveries yet.