One-Off Pagani Huayra 730 S Arrives Stateside
Custom-made Pagani Huayra 730S finds a new home in the Hollywood hills
Updated September 3, 2018
How much money do you really need to own a Pagani!? Actually, who do you have to be to acquire the wealth needed to buy a car that costs well over $1 million!?
A few days ago, Alejandro Salomon, who lives and works in Los Angeles, received his new ride. The newest Pagani Huayra was made with so much love and care it will make you cry (or perhaps just a bit envious) to find out that someone actually intends to drive it. Salomon had developed a passion for movies when he was young and cashed in on his talent when he came to LA and established Helios Productions. As a film director, he made some serious cash and, as a reward for his due diligence, he went straight to Italy to lobby Horacio Pagani who then built a rather special car for him.
The vehicle is called the Pagani Huayra 730 S, where the 730 represents engine power and the S stands for Salomon.
You might forget what kind of a car this is. Pagani made it to be better and more astonishing than the previous Zonda, but the extent Pagani went to to make it special is best described by saying that every bolt (which is made of titanium) is positioned the exact same way. The production process was so time-consuming that the Pagani 730S Alejandro received was being produced and assembled for almost for a year; Alejandro himself admitted that it was a “pain in the ass” to have to wait so long for a car, but it was totally worth it.
His 730S received special brake calipers painted with the colors of the Italian flag. Special golden accents were added to its carbo-tanium body while the whole car features an exposed carbon theme. This way, the Pagani Huayra, which got its name from the South American God of wind, does not got unnoticed in the City of Angels.
To paint a picture of the sheer amount of effort that went into the Pagani 730S, we’d also like to note that the vehicle, including its unique carbon-titanium chassis, was assembled entirely by hand. The exterior panels are also made out of this material, which is only used by Pagani. It seems that titanium and carbon fiber makes one hell of a composite that is much stronger than steel or aluminum and tens of times more durable than pure carbon. The result is a car that weighs less than 3,000 lbs but it is powered by a 6.0L V12 twin-turbocharged engined crafted by AMG (yes, that AMG). With the sequential six-speed gearbox and Pirelli P Zero Tires, this beauty has the power to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds before topping out somewhere around 230 mph.
The sheer numbers of this thing speak for themselves, but the looks and aristocratically crafted interior of this 730S are just as important. We think that the Pagani Huayra 730S that Salomon bought features possibly the most impressive interior in the car world. Carbon fiber is exposed but the leather inside and titanium parts promise that the Pagani 730S will be one of the most valuable of the lot in the years to come.
At the end, we found a video of it driving in LA. The 730S is in California kicking hard and strong. Its carbon fiber blueish color perfectly matches the futuristic character this car is built upon and it is one of the best homages to the expertise and perfection of Horacio Pagani, whose company made it.
UPDATE: The Pagani Huayra 730S was sold to car collector David Lee and has since been renamed “Da Vinci”.
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