The Zonda may have put Pagani on the map, but it was only sold in certain markets. The US, for example, wasn't one of them, but with the introduction of the Huayra, the Modenese supercar manufacturer is going global. The Chinese market is a vital element of that strategy, prompting Pagani to set up a dedicated division specifically to cater to local customers – and at its launch revealed a trio of special Huayras crafted specifically for China.
Called the Dinastia, this limited-edition take on the Pagani Huayra was inspired by the Nine Dragons Wall in Beijing's Forbidden City. Out of the 100 total Huayras to be built, only three examples of this special series will be made: one in blue carbon (emblazoned with Baxia, the water dragon), one in gold carbon (embellished by the image of Yazi, the warrior dragon) and one in red carbon (decorated by Chiwen, the protective dragon of fire and rain).
In addition to the exterior trim treatment, each gets a matching interior and what looks like a unique aero package including a downsized version of the kind of fin you'd expect to see on a modern Le Mans prototype.
The three unique Huayras will be offered through the newly inaugurated Pagani China Automotive Limited (PCAL), which will serve the markets of mainland China and Macau, and provide after-sales services to the broader Asia Pacific region.
Press Release – Dinastia Limited Edition
Pagani China Automotive Limited (PCAL) is Proud to present the new Dinastia special edition to the public to celebrate the launch of PCAL operations in Hong Kong for China and Macau. This limited edition is a symbolic signature of a great emperor. The imperial power in dynasties is represented by dragons that are the major spiritual significance in the Chinese culture.
During the previous visit in China, Mr. Horacio Pagani went to Beijing and when Mr. Pagani entered the Forbidden City for the first time. Looking at the Nine Dragons Wall, Mr. Pagani's eyes were suddenly attracted by the dragon body shape, that floating in the sky reminding him of the wind.
On his return back to Italy he sat down in his office and realized that some work was still unfinished. After picking up his pen Mr. Pagani started drawing some sketches on a paper. Instantly he integrated the shape of the dancing dragon along the two sides of the Huayra body.
Thanks to his interest in the Chinese culture, Mr. Horacio Pagani then decided to create 3 units out of 100 Huayra limited edition to celebrate the establishment of Pagani China Automotive Limited in Asia.
Why ONLY 3 limited edition? In Chinese the way how number 3 (san, 三) is pronounced in Chinese language, sounds like the character sheng (生), which si the meaning of "life, new birth".
For these three units Mr Pagani has chosen three distinct colors and applied them on these carbon body works. Thanks to the Chinese Passion of Mr.Pagani, The Dinastia edition is born.
Blue carbon – Baxia, the dragon that floats in the water. The water, element that flows like the wind, goes along with Huayra elliptical shapes.
Gold carbon – Yazi, the dragon that was born like a warrior, wearing a golden armour that empower it to face every challenge.
Red carbon – Chiwen, the dragon that causes rain and protect people from fire. Thanks to the red colour isn't affected by fire flames.