When it comes to building supercars, no one does a better job than Italian carmakers. Albeit there are numerous Italian carmakers, Pagani holds a special place due to their unique offerings and limited number of cars. Their first product was the Zonda in 1999, followed by the Huayra in 2011, which both were limited to 100 units.
This, my friend, is Pagani’s third car, the Utopia, which is more exclusive, with only 99 samples to be made. The new Pagani Utopia is a pure “Work of Art” and is strictly for those who are ready to compromise on modern features with staggering performance and heritage.
The Utopia derives power from a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 5980-CC twin-turbocharged V12 mill that makes 864 horses and 808 foot-pounds of twist. The Utopia features unique styling with a sleek exterior design and a palace-like interior for a couple. While there are numerous bright sides to Utopia, we start the discussion with its interior, leaving other sides to be discussed later.
Pagani Utopia Interior Features A Timeless Design
Horacio Pagani already had his ideas for the yet-to-be-developed Utopia, but he asked his closest clients, what they expected from Pagani. Most of them had three opinions in common: simplicity, lightness, and driving pleasure, which Horacio Pagani understood was missing in supercars.
That said, Horacio Pagani invoked inspiration from his spiritual mentor, Leonardo da Vinci, and incorporated a distinct design into the interior. As the meaning of the name suggests, the interior pours out a timeless design specially curated by Pagani to provide a vivid idea of a place that resides in Horacio Pagani’s dream and a place that exhibits perfection.
If you’re looking for a supercar with a sleek and technologically loaded interior, Utopia’s interior isn’t a fit for you. Instead, if you’re someone who loves history and enjoys being around timeless designs, the interior of Utopia is compatible with your obsession.
The interior design of the Utopia is curvaceous and heavily focused on functionality. According to Pagani, the interior is neither modern nor retro; instead, it focuses on offering the two passengers a space that exhibits impeccable Italian heritage.
The overall design of the cabin looks fantastic because of the subtle balance of luxury and functionality. Most cabin parts, like the dashboard, doors, and seats, are covered with red leather to accentuate a warm and welcoming feeling in the cabin.
In addition, the red leather-upholstered parts are coupled with cream-colored soft-touch surfaces to provide a red-white contrast, simulating an utterly luxurious atmosphere. Other cabin parts, like the pillars, lower door trims, and interior roof, are decorated with carbon fiber to deliver a sporty vibe.
The Utopia’s Cabin Is A “Work Of Art”
As mentioned earlier, the Utopia’s cabin, according to Pagani, is “neither modern nor retro, it is timeless.” So what exactly makes it “timeless”? And why has Pagani embraced this approach? Well, according to Pagani, it was easier for them to feature an infotainment screen and incorporate a futuristic look while designing the cabin, and it would save a lot of effort in design. However, Pagani wanted to offer buyers something unique, so they outfitted the Utopia with a cabin that looks different and comes with mechanical controls.
As evident from the photos, there’s no infotainment screen on the dashboard. Instead, the upper part provides two airplane cowling-styled high-performance climate control systems. Below, the main dashboard part is outfitted with a giant steel unit with four different analog meters and seven different switches.
Going further down, the lower dashboard offers climate control rotary dials and a red-colored start-stop button. The controls in the center console are more modern than the ones offered in the dashboard. Here, Pagani has built the unit with plastic materials to offer a glossy look, and the switches come with white LED lighting to make them visible in darker conditions as well as for appeal.
The driver’s side is one of the most distinctive features of Utopia’s cabin. Pagani has equipped the driver’s side with a reinvented steering wheel made wholly from a solid aluminum block. The flat-bottomed steering is designed with red perforated leather on the sides to offer the driver a heating function in colder climates.
The steering wheel also comes with paddle shifters, switches, and a gear selector switch below. The cluster looks sporty and distinct. The cluster uses two analog meters on the sides, showing the engine RPM on the left and the speed on the right. The middle part offers a digital display that shows all the car’s information and controls.
Pagani Utopia’s Cabin Gets These Two Special Features
Once you take a peek inside, the two details that immediately grab your attention are the seats and the unique gear console. Utopia’s cabin seats only two passengers, which is common for a hypercar. The seats look unique but offer excellent comfort and a driving position. The high-mounted headrests look meaty and are built with an adequate amount of soft padding for extra comfort.
The seats are designed with chunky bolsters to keep you enwrapped at high speeds. The seats may come with power-adjustability settings, heating and cooling, memory settings, and other functions. All we can say is that it comes with a key fob to adjust the seat height and racing bolsters. Speaking of comfort and space, the seats will provide excellent room for the passengers, and the floor is wrapped with premium velvet mats.
The other cool feature inside the Utopia is its exposed gear console. While the steering wheel offers a paddle shifter to offer slick gear changes, Pagani has attached more emotions to the cockpit by outfitting the center console with an old-school manual gear unit that exposes the gear lever mechanism to motivate a sense of luxury.