If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone that builds hypercars for a living, or what inspired them to get into that line of work in the first place, you'll want to watch this video from XCar. It's a long one, at 30 minutes, and it's exclusively in Italian so you'll be reading subtitles, but this interview with Pagani founder Horatio Pagani is a must-watch for anyone interested in his brand's ultra-performance vehicles.

The short film details Pagani's childhood, his inspirations and how he got into building things in the first place. There's a lot of talk of working with your hands, and Pagani the man also mentions how Pagani the company try to use a Da Vincian blend of art and science in its designs. There's also a lot about his cars, and how Juan Manuel Fangio was one of the big reasons the Zonda and Huayra ended up with an engine from Mercedes-AMG. Really, there's a lot more to this video than we could possibly summarize right here, so do yourself a favor and scroll down, sit back and enjoy a really great interview.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      My hero, love it when he went out and bought the Autoclave....the guy has style!
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a great guy. xcar is quickly becoming my favourite format
      • 1 Year Ago
      Probably one of the most frustrating videos to watch. You have all this wonderful footage of their shop and memorabilia but I am stuck trying to read the subtitles while looking back up at the video.
        Andrew TheBoss
        • 1 Year Ago
        In the world there are more languages than English. Per fortuna. Pagani (i met him years ago) is a modern hero and he is proud of their origins. Half Argentina (the Spanish accent is remarkable) and Italian Per una volta che tocca a voi leggere i sotto titoli... non รจ frustrante...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great interview. Just a small note. When Horacio says "Jeep", the right translation is SUV, he never worked on a Jeep obviously. In Italian Jeep is generally the term used for SUV. In Italy the Jeep is the most iconic American brand.
      • 1 Year Ago
      too much bullshit talk ....but all who can pay that "work of art" are not the coolest one or the best drivers....this is just about money .............plus if those car are soo cool why they dont race ?
        • 1 Year Ago
        Just because you don't understand the language, you insult this gifted car builder & designer. Get an education...you are a f*g idiot M7.
      Loren Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think instincts as a designer and a engineer / programmer with formulas are completely different so I get it.