We got to spend some time with Horacio Pagani during his recent visit to the country. If you didn’t know, it was announced last year that Pagani would be selling its cars in the Philippines. Word is orders have already been placed. Who the lucky owners
Q: The Zonda ended production in 2017, and the Huayra is sold out. What cars are offered in the Philippines?
A: We are working on a number of limited-edition products. New versions. We are talking about full replacement cars. Totally new.
Q: Carbotanium and carbon-
triax are proprietary Pagani products. What makes them better than ordinary carbon fiber?
A: The standard requirements from the automotive industry are becoming more challenging every day. The development of these special materials is from a safety and performance standpoint. Pagani was able to reinforce the main structure monocoque to resist impact and give lighter weight and offer added rigidity. It translates to
Q: There has never been a Pagani that has burned. There is a system that senses fire and sends all the fuel to the engine. How does that work?
A: When it comes to safety because of fire, it is a very broad topic because fire is hard to control. There can be different elements that can cause
Q: You and Juan Manuel Fangio were great friends. Did you ever go on a spirited drive with him on the track?
A: I never had that privilege, sorry to say. But I had the privilege to know him very well as a person, as a human. He was the first champion who won five titles, but he was also a champion in his life. He was a man of great values and that is something that I will always remember.